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Street Style Fashion Guide: The City Look

The world of urban fashion has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1970s. Urban clothing, also known as hip hop clothing, street style or the ‘city look’ has expanded to now being created by some of the lead designers around the world. Urban fashion started in New York, New York, and then quickly after, the trend spread to other large cities, including Detroit, Los Angeles and Chicago.

When hip hop music started to become more popular in the late 1970s, listeners began following the street style fashion wear of certain popular hip hop artists. The shoe sales of brands such as Nike and Adidas began to skyrocket. Their shoes and track clothing were modeled after rap artists such as LL Cool J and Run DMC.

After street shoes had grown in popularity, so did accessories such as extra-large sunglasses, gold and silver plated necklaces and oversized earrings. Hip hop artists such as Salt-n-Pepa sported their baggy jeans, with large hooped earrings and plated jewelry. Both men and women expressed interest in the new style.

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