STYLE Published: September 26, 2019 Updated: October 7, 2019  |  WORDS: Amirul Shazzani  |  PHOTOS: Amirul Shazzani

#StraatSpots: Fire ‘fits spotted at the GUESS x 88Rising launch in Japan

Straatspots is back with another feature on the freshest ‘fits and sneakers spotted on the coolest people at events.

guess x 88rising japan launch eventThe latest edition highlights steezy outfits sighted at the inaugural GUESS x 88Rising Japan launch last weekend.

Forget fashion week for your street style inspiration. Overnight queues at hyped in-store launches are the right place these days to scope out the latest trendy outfits. The GUESS x 88Rising Japan launch last Saturday certainly proves that. As warm summer eases into cool autumn in Japan, we’re seeing droves of people turning up in shorts paired with long-sleeved tees and hoodies for that cozy vibe. Check out some of the best ‘fits we spotted below.

1) Go bold or go basic? Go both!

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Balance is the key to a successful look, and this simple ‘fit truly stands out without begging for attention. If you have fears of styling loud pieces with basic colors, this ‘fit shows you your fears are unfounded.

2) Can’t get enough of summer

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Less is more, especially in summer. But with autumn slowly coming through in Japan, it’s probably the last appearance for this classic streetwear look – tee, shorts, and Converse All-Stars.

3) When in doubt, wear denim

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Fashion isn’t complicated. It works in many ways. Denim’s versatility, on one hand, is a treasure. These loose-fit denim shorts and matching blue Nike Spiridons make for a fresh look with the GUESS x 88Rising long-sleeved tee.

4) Smart casual meets techwear 

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Japanese streetwear is famous for its mix of sub-styles. These days techwear has become huge in Japan, with brands like Acronym, Nike ACG, and Stone Island becoming the go-to for those living a modern urban lifestyle. While not particularly loud, this look all about the details. Merging smart casual and techwear, this all-black outfit contrasts utility cargo pants with white Nike x Acronym Air Force 1s.

5) Cozying up in style

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Stick to comfort and style. This outfit keeps it cozy with the latest collaboration collection hoodie and sweatpants.

6) Double on color, double up on everything

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The best look at the launch has got to be this eye-catching color combination – from the headgear right down to the sneakers. The collection’s acid-washed long-sleeved tee and sweatpants manage to hold their own against Nike and Sacai’s loudest sneaker colorway. A must-cop drop? We definitely think so.

If you’re looking to snap up the latest collection, check out all the details for the GUESS x 88Rising Singapore launch happening on September 28 and 29.

Which of these ‘fits spotted at the GUESS x 88Rising Japan launch would you steal as your style inspiration? Leave a comment below.

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