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The impact of our favorite movies on streetwear fashion
Straight Outta Compton: streetwear fashion
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The impact of our favorite movies on streetwear fashion

We all love a good movie, and Leveld wouldn’t be Leveld if we didn’t like movies from the street. Although it isn’t a real movie genre, we think it should be! Below is a list of a few of our personal favorites, a top 5 with awesome scenes, quotes and most importantly: outfits. 

Discover them now:

1. Fast and the Furious

Fast and the Furious: streetwear fashion

The first movie on the list is Fast and the Furious. It’s been a long ride since the first Fast and the furious movie was released in 2001. There have been eight movies, the ninth is about to be released

Why do we like them so much? The fast cars, the actors but most importantly the street aesthetic of the movies. The characters are fierce, and they almost always dress in street style. Casual and comfortable pieces, sportswear from Nike, Puma, Under Armour, and so on. We would LOVE to see some Leveld clothing in the future. We can dream, right? Movies and actors have a big influence on the fashion industry, especially streetwear. 

Do you know about bucket hats? Fashionable again, and guess what. ‘La familia’ in Fast and the Furious wore it in one of the first movies.

2. Step Up

Step Up: streetwear outfit

Again not one movie but five. They all have a different story, but the same aesthetic. No fast cars this time, but (street) dancers are what these movies are about. The first movie was released in 2006 and since then the main focus of the Step Up movies has remained the same.

We all know that street dancers are part of the core of street style. The shoes, the music, the baggy and comfy clothes. They almost always wear crop tops, tank tops, baggy sweatpants, and awesome sneakers. The memorable wardrobes were something an early millennium teen wanted absolutely. And of course, we adored Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan!

3. Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton: streetwear fashion

The movie Straight Outta Compton is a biographical drama that depicts the rise and fall of the gangsta rap group N.W.A. and its members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. This movie really represents the core of street style perfectly. Baggy clothes, caps, sunglasses, some chains around their neck, the boys from the hood had a great impact on the fashion game. They were wearing what you wanted to be wearing. 

4. 8 Mile

8 Mile: streetwear fashion

The fourth movie on the list is 8 Mile, an American docu-drama film starring Eminem and Brittany Murphy. A movie starring one of the biggest musical artists ever had to have a great impact on streetwear culture and hip-hop history, right? The story is about the rise of Eminem, a young, unhappy boy from a poor family who wants to be a rapper. In this movie, we mainly spot hoodies, baggy trousers and a loose fit in general. And we love it.

5. Kids

Kids: streetwear fashion

Last but not least we have Kids, a movie from 1995. A raw and realistic portrait which shows the difficult reality of a group of adolescents living in New York’s suburbs. Supreme, streetwear apparel and accessories, even launched a collection inspired by the movie to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Camo, baggy jeans (slung below boxers), bandanas, ringer tees, backwards caps, plaid shirts and hoop earrings? All present in Kids. All with the underlying thought that it should be comfortable and that everybody could dress differently. And that’s what we also like and want to represent: be unique and wear what you like!

Are you inspired?

These were a few of our favorite sources of inspiration. Shop your own streetwear on our webshop.

Tags:

8 Mile, Kids, Leveld, Movies, Step Up, Straight Outta Compton, Streetwear, Streetwear movies, The Fast and the Furious

Written by

Aline Timmermans
I love to mix and match styles, colors and fabrics to express my mood every day. Combining oversized sweaters with jewelry or crop tops with high heels. I’m a strong believer in body positivity. My dream is to encourage you to go outside with your head held high to chase that dream, whether it is in sports, business, love or life in general.
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