Looking for authentic dope swag outfit ideas? We’ve got you covered.
Recent years have seen rising interest in everything fashion and lifestyle, It’s everywhere and quite impossible to outrun or ignore. We’re all consciously (or subconsciously) riding the trending train and contributing to the latest fashion because fashion isn’t just relegated to a runway and a select group of people to enjoy, we all know it and judge it every day.
From daily fit videos to fashion aesthetic guides, Instagram and TikTok play a major part in bringing fashion to the masses. This awareness of what looks good and what doesn’t has brought better taste in dressing to everyone, and now we think twice before going with just anything hanging on a sale rack.
Looking dope and swag is in now and we’re here to guide you through styling yourself so you look the part too.
From Casual to Cool: 10 Dope Swag Outfit Ideas for Women
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1. Sporty Street Style
Image: Graphic t-shirt with a bold print. Credit: abstractmens.com.
No amount of street style could be labeled as too much street style. We’ve done countless how-to’s on getting the sporty street look right and we’ll do it again. In relation to a ‘dope swag outfit’, here’s how to streetify it and nail a seamless outfit.
Pair an oversized graphic t-shirt with bold branding or an urban print with jogger pants and layer with a denim or bomber jacket (this takes care of the cool and casual part). Complete the outfit with high-top sneakers and a snapback cap.
2. Retro Vibes
Image: Bella Hadid in a tracksuit. Credit: footwearnews.com.
From shimmer to florals, everything retro is a-go. A significant part of the new decade can be characterized by the fashion cycle making a bold comeback. With bold prints and lovely accessories, it’s all back and you better be stocking up on everything vintage.
For the perfect retro outfit, opt for a colorful tracksuit with a matching zip-up jacket and pants (yes, like Paris Hilton), and pair it with chunky sneakers or platform shoes for a trendy twist. Add a bucket hat (because what is retro without a bucket hat) and oversized sunglasses for a retro-inspired touch.
3. Statement Print Mix
Image: Camo skirt from Kenzo. Credit: lyst.com.
Confused but want to make a lasting impression? Well, obviously we go for sleek and cool on most occasions, but some cases call for more vibrant options. Mix up your printed attires for an eye-catching look (say camo, plaid, or animal print).
Pair a camo-printed t-shirt with plaid pants or an animal print skirt, and add a leather jacket and combat boots for an edgy vibe. Outfits like these that are heavy on experimentation certainly make for a unique look and impression so don’t be afraid to look out of the box.
4. Denim on Denim
Image: Bella Hadid wearing denim on denim. Credit: people.com.
A favorite trend that’s been going around in 2023 is denim on denim. There are influencers and fashion divas out and about decked out in denim and looking as fly as you can. Denim on denim has that certain style to it that no other can replicate and you can achieve it too by pairing a denim jacket with distressed denim jeans or a denim skirt.
Play with different washes and textures for the added interest and top off the look with a graphic shirt, sneakers, and statement accessories like a chain necklace or a snapback cap.
5. Urban Chic
Image: Bomber jacket and hoodie outfit. Credit: @aysiantears on Instagram.
If you’re itching to go out and just touch some grass for no real reason and also look pretty cute while you do so, we got you. Pair an oversized hoodie or sweatshirt with leather leggings or jogger pants and add a puffer jacket (for that added street-style edge). Complete the look with chunky sneakers, and a beanie hat, and accessorize with chains or a fanny pack.
6. Glamorous Streetwear
Image: Sequined bomber jacket. Credit: polyvore.com.
While we spew gospel on streetwear and why everything right in the world coalesced into a fashion sub-culture (namely streetwear), it’s imperative to know any style can be further made into your own as well as take on aspects of others. That’s what fashion really is about, mixing it all up and praying you end up with a decent outfit, essentially.
We love ourselves some edgy streetwear but it’s time for some glam to take over, so here’s how to style a glammy streetwear outfit. Pair a sequined or metallic bomber jacket with distressed jeans or leather leggings and layer a cropped graphic t-shirt or a mesh top underneath. Complete the look with high heels or platform sneakers and statement accessories like hoop earrings or a chunky chain necklace.
7. Athleisure Cool
Image: Hailey Baldwin in athleisure. Credit: teenvogue.com.
The 90s was a gift that kept giving, and one such gift was the athleisure craze. Everyone was wearing it and hating it, but nobody can refute how iconic it was. Since then athleisure has somewhat remained a staple in everyone’s wardrobe and no, we’re not just talking about PE attire- we’re talking about fashion, styling athleisure pieces for a cool look.
Get the same by combining a crop top with a matching tracksuit set in a vibrant color or pattern. Layer a bomber jacket or windbreaker for a sporty touch. Complete the outfit with chunky sneakers, a baseball cap, and sleek sunglasses.
8. Artsy and Eclectic
Image: Artsy eclectic outfit with florals and checkers.
When you’re not obsessing over bills and life, everyone wants to live an artsy life filled with eclectic hoarding and everything soft and blurred. We’ve all seen the movies and wanted a life like that at least once, and we’re telling you, you can live vicariously by adopting a style closely aligned to the same at least.
Get the look by mixing and matching different textures and patterns, such as a floral print skirt with a leather jacket or a tie-dye top with plaid pants. Experiment with unconventional silhouettes and layering techniques. Accessorize with statement jewelry, funky sunglasses, and unique footwear like platform boots or colorful sneakers.
9. Retro Hip Hop Inspired
Hip Hop has blessed us with splendid fashion and will continue to do for the foreseeable future. From windbreakers, and jerseys to bucket hats, you have hip-hop culture to thank. There’s probably nothing more dope and swag than a retro-inspired hip-hop look, and you can achieve the same by opting for baggy jeans or cargo pants paired with an oversized graphic hoodie or sweatshirt. Complete the look with retro sneakers, high-top basketball shoes, and a beanie hat.
10. Urban Boho
Embrace your inner Boho with this one because flowy, printed clothes are the best and nothing is more boho than that. Combine flowy bohemian pieces like a maxi skirt or a kimono with urban streetwear elements. Pair a printed boho top with ripped jeans and chunky boots. Accessorize with a wide-brimmed hat, layered necklaces, and oversized sunglasses for a bohemian twist.