8 Ways to Rock Urban Street Style

Make a bold statement with these fearless pieces that march to the beat of their own drum

Express your bold personality with these fun, fearless pieces that give your wardrobe a burst of urban flair

Urban style is all about incorporating loud, bright colours and prints into your wardrobe rather than playing it safe.

Being bold, confident and fearless is the key to rocking this style. It’s all about standing out, taking risks and having fun with fashion. Feminine pieces mixed with tomboy elements, such as beanies and sneakers, create an edgy look that is sure to turn heads.

Mix and match some of these pieces and put your own spin on urban style.

Credit: Forever 21

Printed Pants

Printed pants are a great way to make a statement and express your own unique style. If you want to tone things down, pair these with muted, solid colours to balance out the look. This summer, make your mark with a tribal or striped print, such as the ones shown here from Forever 21.

Above: Ornate Satin Trousers from Forever 21, $27.80.

Credit: Aritzia

Graphic Tees

Graphic tees are an affordable and easy way to integrate street style into your wardrobe. They are fun, expressive, and extra comfy. Urban Outfitters, Top Shop and Aritzia are all great places to pick up T-shirts with unique and fun designs, and the choices are nearly endless.

Above: Wilfred Free Anja T-Shirt from Aritzia,$20.


Another great way to express your urban side is to invest in a pair of hip sneakers. These kicks are super comfortable and easy to wear, and you can get playful with printed or monotone colours. For an extra bit of sass, go with a wedged heel.

Above: Wedge Sneakersfrom Urban Planet, $30.

Credit: Top Shop

Crop Top

Crop tops are a great way to show off your girly side while still retaining a bit of edge. And with summer approaching, they are perfect for warm weather and strolls along the beach. If you’re wary off showing too much skin, match them with high-waisted pants/shorts and a cardigan or jacket.

Above: Petite Stripe Strech Crop Top from Top Shop, $10.

High-waisted Shorts

With high-waisted shorts you can stay cool and elongate your legs. Who doesn’t want that? The high waist draws the eye upward, which gives you legs for days. Pair them with a graphic T-shirt or a crop top for a full dose of urban edge.

Above: Levi’s 646 High-Rise Denim Shorts from Urban Outfitters, $58.

Credit: Top Shop


Nothing says laid-back like a beanie. Slip one on for those bad hair days and it instantly adds extra oomph to an outfit without effort. Try out bright colours for more pop, or go for a monotone colour to match any outfit, any day.

Above: Rolled Edge Slouchy Beaniefrom Top Shop,$10.

Credit: Forever 21

Varsity and Letterman Jackets

Varsity and letterman jackets are all the rage right now with celebrities like Rihanna and Rita Ora rocking them on the regular. These jackets have a tomboy flair, so don’t be afraid to pair them with a pair of short-shorts, a dress, or jeans with sky-high heels.

Above: Hooded Varsity Jacket from Forever 21, $39.80.

Credit: Top Shop

Big Hoop Earrings

Don’t forget that the final touch to any outfit is the accessories! Big hoops are very popular with this style. Chains, bright colours, or all gold everything are a great way to complete the look.

Above: Pyramid Chain Hoop Earringsfrom Top Shop, $10.