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From chest rigs to Jordan 1s—what will be big in 2019

To be You identifies the things to watch out for in 2019.
By: - Contributing Editor
08:46 AM January 05, 2019

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The year 2019 will be about making statements, whether it’s sneakers, clothes or accessories. It’s about expressing your individuality and crafting your own style through what you wear.

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The chest rig

Chest rig by Alyx

If you find fanny packs already too mainstream, you might want to give the chest rig or chest bag a try. This trend slowly crept into fashion in 2018, started by streetwear brand Alyx. We will be seeing chest rigs go bigger this year.

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Jordan 1s

Jordan 1s in the “Spider-verse” movie poster

We had an overload of chunky sneakers in 2018. This time, it’s nice to go back to the classics, which will definitely stay stylish beyond a season.

Take, for instance, Jordan 1s, which are making another comeback, it was even highlighted in the latest Marvel movie, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

A Bathing Ape

The Weeknd wearing pieces from his collab collection with Bape

Visiting the A Bathing Ape (Bape) flagship store in downtown Shibuya is definitely in the agenda of any streetwear junkie flying to Tokyo. Bape’s statement color blocks and camo prints are easily distinguishable, rendered in shoes, shirts and jackets.

Bape has collaborated with popular brands through the years—Converse, Adidas, Fila, Japanese bag brand Porter—which has added more buzz to the brand.

It will soon unveil a collaboration with a global brand that’s popular in the Philippines. (Bape doesn’t have a store here.) To be You has the details—watch out for it!

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Puma

Puma x “Transformers” sneakers collab

This enduring sports brand is having a moment since its recent release of some cool kicks, like the Puma RS-Xs and RS-Os. Unlike other mainstream brands, its tack for standing out is to churn out low-key styles.

Local streetwear brands

Progress’ T-shirt

Last year saw the rise of local streetwear brands like DBTK. But there are others that deserve attention—like Progress, a local pioneer, and the fairly young Wednesday, which was founded in 2015.

Wednesday’s founders personally deliver orders to their customers to get to know them better.

Wednesday wide-leg track pants

Statement earrings

Acrylic earrings by Forever 21
—PHOTO BY MIGUEL ALOMAJAN

This year encourages you to experiment with statement pieces, acrylic earrings, for example—nothing tacky but attention-seeking and can bring you compliments.

OG designer brands

Tommy Hilfiger x Lewis Hamilton denim jacket

You can never go wrong with the classics. There are established brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, known for its vintage looks, which people like because of its simple aesthetics.

There are also high-end designer brands like Gucci, which adapted trendy streetwear aesthetics into luxury wear.

Gucci men’s wear

Sneaker love

Adidas Ultra Boost “Game of Thrones” shoe

We can never get enough of shoes. Some new kicks coming out as early as this month are the Adidas Ultra Boost “Game of Thrones” collection,  the Off-White x Nike Air Max 90s, and the Nike x Sacai collab.

Nike x Sacai sneaker

Off-White x Nike Air Max 90s

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