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Why Are Balaclavas A New Fashion Statement

Why Are Balaclavas A New Fashion Statement

Once upon a time in the fashion world, a new trend emerged that took the streets by storm. Balaclavas, those cozy-face accessories, over the last couple years have become the fastest obsession for fashionable individuals who are used to the boundaries of a new style. One of the first people I saw wearing one of these was a rapper named Pooh Shiesty who I would say had a pretty big influence. He started wearing the Nike combat balaclavas and it became a trend to do so, but the reason for it wasn’t just to cover his face it was to hide his identity because he was known for illegal activity and he’s now locked up for those activities. Suddenly not to long after that it seems a particular bug had bit the hip-hop community and its passionate, creative people have taken a special liking to the trend. Kanye West even had something to say about the Balaclavas. He said, ”I was going through some things with my divorce with Kim and perhaps the mask reflects my simple inclination towards privacy.”  As the trend gained momentum, designers and big brands took notice. They started incorporating Balaclavas into their collections, reimagining them with unique patterns, materials, and embellishments. From luxurious cashmere to edgy leather, Balaclavas added an element of intrigue to any outfits. They became the ultimate accessory for those seeking to make a statement and stand out from the crowd. And so, the balaclava trend continues to thrive, inspiring individuals to embrace their unique style and embrace the unexpected.  Whether you’re a trendsetter or a fashion enthusiast, owning a Balaclava allows you to make a statement and embrace your self-expression. So why not just join the trend and make it a daily essential?

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Austin Varick, staff writer
Hi my name is Austin Varick but most people Call me Boogie. I like to write about fashion and sports!!