5 Balenciaga Items for the Streetwear-Curious

9/11/2019

Around the world, fashionistas flock to Balenciaga stores to find the latest and greatest in streetwear style. Known for his ability to utilize bold logo prints and fluorescent hues stylishly, Demna Gvasalia has expertly transformed Balenciaga into a brand that has a knack for turning the mundane into the highly desired.  

Generally, the most magnificent streetwear wardrobes consist of luxe fabric, great shoes, loose silhouettes, logos everywhere, and mix-and-match pieces that reflect an individual's own interests. Luckily, Balenciaga tends to be a one-stop-shop for all these requirements. They have everything you could need to get started on refreshing your wardrobe – streetwear style. Just bring your own cap to style with your new items!


From pajama pants to chunky Dad trainers, logo hoodies to belt bags, and the most statement-making raincoat on the planet, here are five Balenciaga items for the streetwear-curious. 

1. Balenciaga Pajama Pants

Making a fashion statement with nighttime-inspired pieces is a streetwear trend that is here to stay. After all, who doesn't want to be comfortable and stylish while going about their daily lives? What’s more, the versatility of the pajama is an added benefit that makes this trend so easy to integrate into your current wardrobe. T-shirts, blouses, sweaters, and cardigans all enjoy being worn with pajamas. In other words, the relaxed fit and variety of silhouettes ensure that everyone can find a way to incorporate this trend. 

For those who want to make a major statement, there is no better pair than the Balenciaga Pajama Pants which are crafted from satin (in a striking emerald green) and feature an elasticated waistband and a wide leg. To style them, take inspiration from Gigi Hadid and Selena Gomez by pairing them with dressed-down makeup and accessories and a pair of strappy heels (from Gucci, perhaps) to add dimension to the ensemble.

2. Balenciaga Logo Hoodie

Hoodies are no longer only supposed to be worn inside your home. Instead, designers are creating pieces (like the Balenciaga Logo Hoodie) that are begging to be worn around town. This season, Balenciaga's oversized version comes stitched from organic cotton and features a hood with drawstring ties and a kangaroo pocket. Oh, and don't forget the printed logo right on the front.

If you still want to look polished while wearing your logo hoodie, pair it with polished, structured pieces such as a blazer, menswear-inspired trousers, or a sleek pair of heels. Alternatively, for a more night-time appropriate look, layer the hoodie over a slip dress or under a leather jacket. And, for those off-duty weekend looks, throw it on with statement outerwear and a pair of Adidas shoes for variety. 

3. Balenciaga Track.2 Open Sneakers

One of the best ways to start experimenting with streetwear is to invest in a pair of cutting-edge sneakers. Undoubtedly, the sneaker of the season is the Balenciaga Track.2 Open Sneakers thanks to their modern silhouette and strong shape. Their lightweight EVA sole provides the Balenciaga shoes with a distinct "high-performance" look while still maintaining a retro feel. The beige, blue, and red color-way ensures that they will pair perfectly with most things in your closet while also staying one step ahead of the fashion pack. 

When it comes to styling options for these chunky sneakers, you are best advised to just (truly) believe that they go with everything – they do! So, don't be afraid to wear them with anything your stylish self fancies — even if that is a silk gown or a tailored suit. Wear them with a denim-on-denim outfit for a weekend brunch, or with a teddy coat and colorful pajama pants for a transitional outfit. 

4. Balenciaga Souvenir Graffiti Belt Bag

There is no brand that is more renowned for its streetwear-inspired accessories than Balenciaga, and their innovative designs are clearly seen in this season’s offerings. The new Balenciaga bags include the Balenciaga Souvenir Graffiti Belt Bag which comes in black leather and features an adjustable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, textured leather detail, a front embossed logo stamp, and an all-over graffiti motif.


One of the simplest (yet most chic) ways to wear this belt bag is with an oversized blazer and biker shorts  – use the belt bag to define the waist. A supersized sweatshirt (perhaps the Balenciaga Logo Hoodie) is the perfect partner for a sporty belt bag, while a voluminous trench coat helps you bridge the gap between classic and contemporary. And, if you have a sweet feminine dress that needs an extra edge, sling the belt bag over one shoulder, and you will be looking like a street style icon in no time. 

5. Balenciaga Opera Raincoat

A raincoat is a staple in everyone's wardrobe, but when you want to upgrade your basics, the Balenciaga Opera Raincoat is the obvious next choice. Their oversized cobalt blue Opera raincoat is constructed from supple, weather-resistant nylon and (of course) has a sizeable Balenciaga logo written on the back. You can adjust the volume of the raincoat, as well as keep yourself dry with the raglan sleeves, foldable hood, and stand-up collar. Moreover, it even has ventilation eyelets in the armholes and snap button fastenings for the front zip. 

For those late summer days when you are running errands and are faced with a torrential downpour, pair your raincoat with a graphic tee and a pair of denim shorts. Throw on your dad sneakers or rain boots, and you will be ready to face the elements! However, this Balenciaga Opera Raincoat makes enough of a statement on its own. So, you can wear it with a simple black tee + jeans combo and still look flawless. For working days, throw it on top of a cashmere sweater and pleated skirt, and you will appear completely in control – no matter the weather. 


What do you think of these five pieces from the new Balenciaga collection? Are any of them on your wishlist for the upcoming season? Or, do you have your eye on something else? Let us know your thoughts, and any styling tips you have in the comments below!

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