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6 Inspiring Style Tips to Steal from the Tokyo Olympics Skateboarders

inspiring looks and fashion style tips to steal from the skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic fever has been a fun way to pass the time during the past couple of weeks: incredible stories of perseverance and courage, thrilling athletic feats and more. And of course, for us, it’s also been quite a good fashion show. Have you seen what the skateboarders have been wearing? We totally want to look that young and cool – and if you share that aspiration, you’re in luck. Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of 6 inspiring looks and fashion style tips to steal from the skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics.

6 inspiring fashion looks and style tips to steal from the skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics has invoked a mainstream fascination with skateboarding, with the sport featured in the Games for the first time in history. And the fashion world has taken note of the ultra-cool looks of the skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics.

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And for spectators who may not have the skills to pick up a board, rest assured, you can still look and dress like a pro. Of course it helps that Nike outfitted Teams USA, Japan, France, and Brazil (designed in collaboration with Dutch artist Piet Parra) and this is a pivotal year for the sport.

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The inspiring looks from skateboarders in the Tokyo Olympics. Courtesy Photo.

For years, the gymnasts really owned fashion at the Games with sparkly leotards, their bold makeup and we can basically give Shannon Miller credit for being the poster child for scrunchies.  It was a lot of pageantry. But let’s face it — skateboarders are just so darn cool. There are serious fashion and style tips to steal from the skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics this year.

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They appeared to have just rolled out of bed, grabbed a helmet and then somehow looked awesome. They are the epitome of effortless chic. Take Brazil’s Rayssa Leal the 13 year old beaded bracelets and cargo pants and, of course her timeless accessory —  a silver medal. She’s also been a viral sensation since age 7. 

And perhaps it is because most of the best people in this world in the sport are really young. After all, on the women’s side, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, made history when she took home the Gold medal with Leal, also 13, getting silver. Japanese skater Funa Nakayama, at the age of 16, took bronze. But you really are seeing some individual styles shine on these extraordinarily talented human beings. Let’s take a look at some of the best fashion out there.

6 inspiring fashion looks to steal from the skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics

1. Olympics skateboarders fashion tip: Oversize can always be chic

Fashion lesson number one from the Tokyo Olympics skateboarders: think big. Oversize when done right, like Aori Nishimura of Japan did, can be a great look. And if you can do it all in white, even better.

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2. Olympics skateboarders fashion tip: Loafer sneakers will never be out of style

Yuto Horigome very much proved that. Get your own similar pair here with these Nike SB Zoom Janoski RM by You Custom Skate Shoes.

The inspiring looks from skateboarders in the Tokyo Olympics. Courtesy Photo.

3. Olympics skateboarders fashion tip: Put a bird on it! 

Roos Zwetsloot of the Netherlands was all about the patterns with her cool bird-adorned pants which she has in both white and black. If you find a look, stick with it. 

4. Olympics skateboarders fashion tip: Embrace the bright side 

Margielyn Didal of the Philippines really stood out with her choice of bold colors. 

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5. Olympics skateboarders fashion tip: Bring cargos back

You can thank Giovanni Vianna of Brazil with his yellow Nike button-up and classic Vans for making you think about pulling your cargos out of the back of the closet. 

6. Olympics skateboarders fashion tip: It’s all about the socks

The final fashion tip from the skateboarders of the Tokyo Olympics? Jagger Eaton of Team USA proved that it is really all about the ankle socks. They speak for themselves. 

6 inspiring fashion looks to steal from the skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics

So. Cool. Now you know how to easily channel the spirit and charisma of the young athletes making a name for their sport. Six trending fashion looks and style tips that you can make your own, inspired by the Tokyo Olympics skateboarders. What do you think, dear reader?

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Meredith Lepore is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire Magazine, Women’s Health, InStyle, Architectural Digest, The Observer, and Travel & Leisure. She earned her Masters in journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Meredith resides in New York full time, and enjoys reading, jogging, spinning, and playing with her small dog, Otis.

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