Looking to "shred" up your wardrobe with some fresh skate fashion? You've come to the right place! Here are some top tips to dress like a pro skateboarder, with a little help from Paradise Centre of course.
1. Get some classic skate shoes
A comfortable and durable pair of skate shoes are a must-have for any skateboarder. Choose shoes that provide the necessary support and protection for skateboarding while reflecting your personal style. Skate style fashion often incorporates vibrant colours and eye-catching patterns. Check out Vans, Platypus Shoes and Skechers for shoes with bold colour-ways, unique prints, or graphic details to add personality and make a statement. Remember, comfort, durability, and functionality are essential for skate style footwear.
2. Wear loose, comfortable clothing
Skateboarding can be a very active sport, so it's important to wear clothing that allows you to to move around easily and comfortably. Loose-fitting t-shirts, hoodies and sweatpants have become a staple in the streetwear aesthetic. This style is defined by a comfy, relaxed feeling that allows skateboarders to express themselves. We love Rip Curl and Surf Dive N' Ski for their loose fitting shirts combined with fitted tank tops, or even flannels in the colder months, to create a layered and stylish skater look that will take your from day to night.
3. Opt for bold graphics
Skate fashion is known for its colourful and bold graphics. Look for t-shirts and sweatshirts with edgy graphics that show off your personality. Head to Vans and Fast Times Skateboarding for loose fitting t-shirts and sweatshirts that can transition between seasons, looks, and styles with ease.
A beanie, snapback hat or sunglasses are some easy ways to complete your skate look. Choose accessories that will protect you from the sun, and keep your hair out of your face as you ride. We love the variety of headwear options at Stateside Sports. A snapback hat can add a bold pop of colour, while a beanie adds a more laid-back and relaxed vibe. Head to Rip Curl or iKandi Sunglasses for a classic pair of aviators or Wayfarer-style sunglasses to complete your classic skater look.
5. Safety is key
Safety is a top priority in skateboarding. Choose a helmet and protective gear that are durable and comfortable. Consider investing in knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards to prevent injuries. Maintain your skate style with sleek and minimalist gear from Fast Times Skateboarding.
Whether you're a beginner skateboarder or a pro, dressing the part is key to gaining respect in the skateboarding community. So suit up, stay safe and have fun! Check out more skate fashion, culture, and free shows and workshops at Skate Paradise these winter holidays.