EletiofeFashion items you need to nail the alté vibe

Fashion items you need to nail the alté vibe

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Alternative fashion, popularly known as alté, is a unique fashion style that is rapidly becoming rampant among the youths.

Fashion items you need to nail the alté vibe

It involves the combination of old and new fashion styles in a creative way that is different from the norm. Alté fashion revolves mainly around self, creativity, and the ability to have fun with dressing.

Alté is not just fashion. It is a lifestyle of those who have chosen not to conform to the ‘normal’. As we all know, normal is boring. Alté is evident in the fashion industry, music industry, and art scenes. Alteists love to express themselves unapologetically, they pay attention to details and always have that jolt of extraness in them. They are found mainly on the island and really high-end parts of the mainland of Lagos.

Alté fashion has a mix of vintage, or retro, and edgy style to it. From accessories that are always retro to funny hairstyles and sometimes, gothic makeup, alté fashion is as different from the norm as it can be. Here are some fashion items you need to nail the alté aesthetics.

One thing about alteists is that they love to swim in their clothes. They live to be comfortable and baggy clothes like tracksuits, oversized T-shirts, big shorts are their go-to outfits. Baggy clothes give a carefree and cool look which is the whole essence of alternative fashion.

Bucket hats give a simple, subtle, cool, and mysterious look which alteists love.

These are cool and give an aesthetic sort of look to those who wear them. They are unique and also very stylish.

Alteists love piercings. It gives a sort of mysterious look. They get their piercings in the weirdest places.

Alternative fashion is responsible for the sudden resurgence of durags from the old days of Nollywood.

Another fashion item needed for an alté vibe are colorful, sometimes, squint-through and sometimes, weirdly big eyeglasses.

These are small pouches on a belt usually worn around the waist.

There is no specific way to dress and look alté because the whole subculture is based on creativity. One rule is that anything goes, as long as you know how to wear them.

Some popular alteists are Ashley Okolie, Santi, Wavy The Creator, Amaarae, Lady Donli.

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