A whopping 96% of the Americans surveyed at least know who Kanye West is. Clearly, his time in the public eye has not gone to waste.
Are you a huge Kanye fan? Even if you’re not, you can’t deny that Yeezys have taken the fashion world by storm over the past few years.
Whether you’re into the Yeezy Boost variety or you like the Yeezy Wave Runners, there are a lot of sneaker options that you can style to get the hottest look. Knowing how to wear Yeezys isn’t always very straightforward, however, because they are really unique shoes.
Keep reading to get some easy-to-incorporate tips that will help you wear men’s or women’s Yeezys with ease.
Wear the Right Socks
The socks you pick will depend on the type of style you’re going for.
If you want to look more modern, for instance, a sleek, black sock is likely going to be your best bet. Black socks are usually the most common sock that people will pair with their Yeezys. Alternatively, you could always wear white or another plain, neutral sock if you’re not a fan of black socks.
The lengths that you’ll usually see with Yeezys are crew-length or no-show.
For certain styles of Yeezys, it may be more appropriate to cover your ankle all the way and pull your socks up past the show. This is especially true if your Yeezys have a cuff that you don’t want to cuff when you wear them.
If you’re planning to wear a skirt or dress with your Yeezys, it typically looks best to go with no-show socks. This creates a more streamlined look.
Choose Your Pants Wisely
Anyone that ever sees Kanye West likely knows that he usually pairs his Yeezys with tapered, roomy jeans. You’ll be comfortable and fashionable in pants like this, but you’ll also be choosing pants that aren’t distracting away from the shoe. If you want to go for this look, choose black, tan, or denim pants depending on the color of your Yeezys.
Are you looking for a more relaxed fit? If so, you can always pair Yeezys with leggings or joggers as well.
They are still going to be tighter around the ankle, which is what you want to show off your shoes. Make sure to choose a solid color to avoid creating a distraction from the shoe in this case as well.
If it’s warm outside, you might be thinking about wearing shorts, and that’s completely acceptable as well. For this look, you have a little more leeway since the pants aren’t going to sit as close to the shoe as they would with jeans, joggers, or leggings.
In addition to that, you can wear skirts or dresses with Yeezys for a really edgy look. No-show socks again are the best bet here, but Yeezys really can go with almost anything, so you’re able to make it work. Be sure to consider the overall aesthetic you’re going for to match the style.
Don’t Forget a Flattering Shirt
The shirt you wear with your Yeezys is less important than the bottoms because it is further away from the shoe. However, if you’re going to create a whole style based on your shoe, the shirt is still going to be fairly important for the holistic look.
If you’re going for a Kanye look, you can usually pair your Yeezys with those tapered pants we mentioned and a cool graphic tee. Find a shirt that has your favorite band, logo, sports team, or anything else that you like to create a stylish yet casual appearance.
Another option that you’ll often see Kanye rocking is Yeezys with an oversized tee. You can choose plain, solid-colored t-shirts that go with the color of the Yeezys well to match this style. As one of the more traditional pieces in a streetwear wardrobe, this is a must-have for anyone that wants to be a true sneakerhead.
To get an oversized shirt that isn’t too big, go with a shirt that is just one size up from your regular size. Alternatively, you can try to find one that is meant to be a longer, baggier fit.
Don’t be afraid to wear a sweater or even a button-down with your Yeezys. The key is that you want to either go with neutral, pastel, plain, or stylish patterns that correspond with the colorway and style of your shoes.
Pick Yeezys That You Like
Another aspect of styling your outfit with Yeezys is the actual type of Yeezys you have. There are many different options out there now that all have a very distinct look and feel to them, so not all outfits will look the same even if you’re just switching out the Yeezys.
You can learn more about the types of Yeezy shoes available to see which matches your personal style the best.
For instance, if you’re going for a more casual look, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 is the best option. These are athletic shoes, but they still are very easy to pair with different things and can actually be great for working out. Most people would agree that these are the most popular type of Yeezy out there.
The Adidas Yeezy Boost 250 V2 is another option that is super similar to the last one we discussed, but it usually has a pop of color through a stripe across the side. This might be a little harder to pair with other outfit components that have color or patterns.
There are also high-top, basketball-inspired, and even boot Yeezys that you can get. These are less commonly known and might be a little harder to style overall, but if you’re a big fan of the way they look, that shouldn’t be any reason to stop you! Just remember the tips we provided in regard to sock length and pants to get the right look.
Learn How to Wear Yeezys Like a Sneakerhead
Anyone can know how to wear Yeezys because, like other shoes, they are stylish and go with a lot of outfit choices. Figuring out what you have already that goes with your shoes (or what you can buy) will help you choose Yeezys that complement your overall style.
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