While streetwear has become more and more popular in mainstream and luxury fashion, the subculture is still very much a male-dominated space. Women have voiced their concerns over the lack of popular sneaker styles in female-friendly sizes, and the majority of streetwear brands, like Supreme, are mainly geared toward men. But as interest in this type of casual style grows across all types and genders, we've started to notice a slew of women on Instagram who are just as obsessed with streetwear and sneakers as any traditionally male hypebeast.
We've already mentioned and interviewed a few on Fashionista, including Emily Oberg, who recently spoke to us on our "4 P.M. at Fashionista" podcast about all things streetwear, as well as Jordan designer Aleali May and under-the-radar fashion Instagrammer Annie Friberg. For the rest of our favorites when it comes to wearing streetwear, read on to find out.
Ida Broen (@idabroen)
Total sneaker envy is what we feel when scrolling through Ida Broen's Instagram. Her love of sneakers has not only garnered her 29.5K followers, but the Oslo, Norway, native got the chance to design her own sneaker for New Balance. If you ever need outfit ideas, or even tips on what pair of kicks to get next, be sure to keep an eye on Broen's feed for plenty of sartorial inspiration.
Ava Nirui (@avanope)
If you're not familiar with Ava Nirui, chances are you've seen one of her fashion brand bootlegs floating around the internet. (Her logo clothing mashups even caught the attention of The New York Times last year.) Currently, Nirui, who hails from Australia and is based in New York City, manages the digital strategy for Helmut Lang, a gig given to her by the brand's Editor-in-Residence Isabella Burley. On Instagram, however, expect to see a steady mix of Nirui's coveted outfits (that vintage Chanel bag), stylish art projects and very entertaining #tbt photos.
Christina Paik (@christinapaik)
Christina Paik, who splits her time between Paris and New York, is well-known in the industry for her film photography. Between shooting and attending runway shows during Fashion Month, her laid-back, designer-name looks are often perfect street style material. Paik also runs the Instagram account @mykindacozy, which highlights her own cozy outfits, comprised of logo hoodies, platform Gucci sneakers and plenty of Off-White.
Alexandra Hackett (@miniswoosh)
Though London-based Alexandra Hackett's account is solely dedicated to Nike, her impressive collection of "Just Do It" apparel and footwear would make any streetwear fanatic jealous. In fact, Hackett's following stems from the attention she garnered for her repurposed Nike apparel and streetwear creations out of random materials, like Ikea bags and fast food packaging. You can see plenty of this on Hackett's "Mini Swoosh" account, as well as her studio's account (@studioalch), where she showcases her work as a freelance designer.
Feifei Fu (@ifayfu)
Feifei Fu boasts some of the most-wanted grails in the streetwear space, and for good reason: The Beijing student drops around $10K a month on brands like Supreme, Palace and Raf Simons, which she rotates through regularly, according to her outfit posts on Instagram.
Sanne Poeze (@girlonkicks)
We love to see what sneakers get the spotlight on Sanne Poeze's Instagram. The self-proclaimed sneakerhead from Amsterdam has been documenting her passion for the sporty footwear on her blog Girl on Kicks. Poeze perfectly balances her outfits between streetwear and more on-trend ensembles, like a puffer jacket layered over a sweater paired with patent leather trousers and Nike Air Max 97s.
Kicki Yang Zhang (@kickiyangz)
There's admittedly not much online about Kicki Yang Zhang, aside from the fact that she's based in a Germany and is a model, artist and YouTube star. Lately, her Instagram leans more towards fashion-heavy looks, which we're definitely going to attempt to replicate one day — but when she does feature a streetwear-friendly outfit, it's always a hit, especially when she posts an #ootd in front of her fully-stocked wardrobe.
Anni Bolika (@llifeisapigsty)
Also based in Germany, Anni Bolika shares her love for sneakers and streetwear on Instagram and the blog for retailer Onygo. Expect plenty of content from Bolika, since she posts nearly every day — and her cool outfits are almost always showcased in front of an equally cool background. Currently, she's fully endorsing the chunky sneaker trend via Skechers, Fenty Puma and Fila.
Jessica Gavigan (@juicegee)
London-based Jessica Gavigan is the boss behind Small Feet Big Kicks, a site dedicated to selling sneakers in small sizes. Not only will you be kept up to date on the freshest pairs of trainers at the moment, Gavigan's outfits follow a "stay cozy" ethos that will make you want to wear sweatshirts and Ts exclusively.
London-based model Milo blends sportswear and streetwear pieces into her looks with ease. We're particularly drawn to her strong supply of outerwear, from fur coats to colorful puffers, as well as her knack for retro-inspired sporty pieces, like three-stripe Adidas pants or Kappa tracksuits.
Alani Figueroa (@wuzg00d)
Alani Figueroa embodies that New York City-unique originality that only a true born-and-bred New Yorker could have. The professional dancer shows off her cool stock of oversize T-shirts, sneakers and gold jewelry throughout the city, along with the occasional fitting room mirror selfie. Not only do we love her out-of-the-box outfits, but her beauty looks are always on point, too. Can we talk about this nail art?