How Rhuigi Villaseñor Rhules Street Style

After Rhuigi Villaseñor founded his Rhude label nearly seven years ago, it wasn’t long before it would catch the interest of the celebrity eye, which began after Kendrick Lamar wore one of the brand’s bandana print shirts at the 2012 BET Music Awards.

Fast forward to today and he’s continued to design an assortment of vintage-inspired collections that just can’t seem to stay on the shelves.

Aside from its coveted status and appearing on Kendrick, Rhuigi’s clothing entity is also outfitting nearly the entire NBA roster, including LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, PJ Tucker and Kevin Durant. Branch beyond the hardwood and you’ll even find the brand’s styles on the likes of Scott Disick, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber.

LeBron James in a Rhude hoody

In addition to designing some of the most coveted collections at the luxury streetwear level, Rhuigi’s personal style is a reflection of what the brand puts into the market. Each collection is conceptualized with one of the designer’s personal stories that not only gives the brand identity but a timeless image on iconic clothing silhouettes.

While the influence of style is like a revolving door between New York and Los Angeles, most of today’s inspiration is being presented from the Golden State where Rhuigi currently resides. In a way, Southern California is an escape from industry trends, as the weather itself calls for different functionality altogether. Just like the region’s easy going conditions, Rhugi’s own style matches accordingly.

Streetwear’s Rhude Rhevolution

Fashion is no longer as polarizing as it was even five years ago. Now it’s not exclusively streetwear or luxury essentials that appear in one’s wardrobe. It’s anything goes and both realms have clashed to fuse standout details from both into their collections. Rhuigi’s wardrobe is an exact representation of this progression.

Boxy sweatshirts, traxedo pants, vintage tees and Vans sum up the designer’s usual uniform, each of which have sparked certain design details in Rhude’s offerings. While creative layering and a variety of apparel styles and fits are everywhere, Rhuigi’s everyday style almost wanders in its own direction. In fact, his less is more combinations are almost more creative in themselves.

Rhude's cropped track pants will make you want to get a white pair of Vans' Sk8-Hi so you can mix and match various flannel and vintage tee combinations.
Rhude’s cropped track pants will make you want to get a white pair of Vans Sk8-His so you can mix and match various flannel and vintage tee combinations.

An example of how he works this motive into his look is teaming a simple pair of cropped trousers with a vintage tee and a long topcoat for a polarizing juxtaposition that’s appropriate for California’s winter months that dip into the 60s.

Rhuigi initially started incorporating track pants into his collections back in 2013. Now the brand continues to mix up the silhouette with an array of traxedo styles with a cropped fit, making it simple to pair with an array of classic sneaker styles, like Vans Classic Slip-Ons, Old Skools, Rick Owens Geothrashers and Jordan 1s.

Rhuigi demonstrates that you can still have a footwear rotation that stomps without having to have a massive collection.
Rhuigi demonstrates that you can still have a footwear rotation that stomps without having to have a massive collection.

Additionally, the designer is also putting his own spin on Rhude’s military jackets, cargo pants and basketball shorts by adding everything from elongated drawcords, nostalgic graphics and some of the finest fabrics around the world.

Rhuigi's eye for authentic vintage aesthetics proves relevant to his timeless wardrobe pairings.
Rhuigi’s eye for authentic vintage aesthetics proves relevant to his timeless wardrobe pairings.
Rhude is taking the luxury streetwear front by storm.
Rhude is taking the luxury streetwear front by storm.
visvim FBT pair well with neutral tones, especially when they have a military aesthetic.
visvim FBT pair well with neutral tones, especially when they have a military aesthetic.
Classic aesthetics reimagined. Rhuigi shows how Rhude's vintage inspired crewnecks can be combined with cargo pants and the brand's V1 sneaker for a timeless appeal.
Classic aesthetics reimagined. Rhuigi shows how Rhude’s vintage-inspired crewnecks can be combined with cargo pants and the brand’s V1 sneaker for a timeless appeal.
Fashion isn't just about the clothes anymore. It's the accessories as well. Rhuigi uses one of the Chanel offerings as his cross-body bag of choice.
Fashion isn’t just about the clothes anymore. It’s the accessories as well. Rhuigi uses one of the Chanel offerings as his cross-body bag of choice.
Hooded flannels, Rhude's rendition of the moto pant and the brand's sneakers are easy essentials that can be remixed again and again.
Hooded flannels, Rhude’s rendition of the moto pant and the brand’s sneakers are easy essentials that can be remixed again and again.
Rhick Owens.
Rhick Owens.
Rhuigi knows how to make his style seem like it's summer all year long.
Rhuigi knows how to make his style seem like it’s summer all year long.
Track pants can be paired with just about every sneaker out there. Aside from that, they go great with casual classics, as well as sophisticated staples.
Track pants can be paired with just about every sneaker out there. Aside from that, they go great with casual classics, as well as sophisticated staples.
The classics that look just as timeless today as they did yesterday.
The classics that look just as timeless today as they did yesterday.
Rhuigi shows the versatility of track pants and how they can be easily dressed up as well as they can be casual.
Rhuigi shows the versatility of track pants and how they can be easily dressed up as well as they can be casual.

Same Shirt, Different Day

Rhude’s streetwear meets luxury collections come ready with a worn-in broken fit that can easily be paired with other lived in aesthetics.

Not only does Rhuigi’s entity offer wearable pieces, but they’re also timeless, making them easy to work into one’s wardrobe years down the road. While Rhuigi himself certainly adopts the uniform look by regularly wearing the same styles, he rarely has to abide by cycling trends because of his wardrobe’s everlasting presence.

Rhude's aesthetics make it easy to wear again and again, day after day.
Rhude’s aesthetics make it easy to wear again and again, day after day.

Several months back, Rhuigi quoted on one of his Instagram posts saying, “Same shirt, different day.” This mantra couldn’t sum up the creative’s style any better, signifying that staple essentials never go out of style and have a place in any wardrobe. When you think of California style, most will automatically picture distressed jeans, denim jackets, vintage tees, shorts and a heavy rotation of Vans. All of these exist in Rhuigi’s rotation, but Rhude has enabled him to take these classic styles for a contemporary spin.

The designer recently released his V1 Low, which resembles the look of a Sk8-Hi that’s been cut down into a low-top design with upgraded material swatches and distressing. After revealing that he also has a high-top rendition on the way, he also unveiled his Recess Hi, which embodies the nostalgia of a retro basketball sneaker with vintage-inspired elements.

Rhuigi reminds us why his Rhude Recess Hi is going to be an all-year style staple.
Rhuigi reminds us why his Rhude Recess Hi is going to be an all-year style staple.

Sneakers like this are the answer to wardrobes across the board because of their timeless aesthetics and versatile color palettes that address both the criteria of minimalists, streetwear enthusiasts and luxury aficionados alike – an idea that few brands have been able to fulfill.

A leather jacket, black skinny jeans and a pair of Classic Slip-Ons check all the boxes when it comes to obtaining timeless style building blocks.
A leather jacket, black skinny jeans and a pair of Classic Slip-Ons check all the boxes when it comes to obtaining timeless style building blocks.
Add some vibrant flavor to your summer kit with nylon swim trunks and a heavy graphic tee.
Add some vibrant flavor to your summer kit with nylon swim trunks and a heavy graphic tee.
Updated classics. Rhude adds a checkerboard print to their denim trucker jacket and a tear away component to their drawstring warm-up pants, while the '85 Jordan 1s keep the overall look timeless and casual.
Updated classics. Rhude adds a checkerboard print to their denim trucker jacket and a tear away component to their drawstring warm-up pants, while the ’85 Jordan 1s keep the overall look timeless and casual.
This summer's style will revolve around gearing up for vacation.
This summer’s style will revolve around gearing up for vacation.
Invest in an animal graphic hoodie and some drawstring shorts and you'll be the leader in your street style wolf pack this summer.
Invest in an animal graphic hoodie and some drawstring shorts and you’ll be the leader in your street style wolf pack this summer.
Ripped jeans and Vans will always be California and will always be cool.
Ripped jeans and Vans will always be California and will always be cool.
Pattern clashing is the SS19 move to stand out.
Pattern clashing is the SS19 move to stand out.
The inspiration behind Rhude's V1 silhouette.
The inspiration behind Rhude’s V1 silhouette.
They'll want your sweatshirt today and probably again tomorrow if you wear it again.
They’ll want your sweatshirt today and probably again tomorrow if you wear it again.
Vintage animal print hoodies and pattern basketball shorts are like driving the V8 of summer style vehicles.
Vintage animal print hoodies and pattern basketball shorts are like driving the V8 of summer style vehicles.
A vacation shirt is one of the tricks to making your traxedo pants stand out.
A vacation shirt is one of the tricks to making your traxedo pants stand out.
Simply sophisticated. The red cross-body bag is a standout essential that makes Rhuigi's all-black kit pop that much more.
Simply sophisticated. The red cross-body bag is a standout essential that makes Rhuigi’s all-black kit pop that much more.
Jerry Lorenzo with the assist.
Jerry Lorenzo with the assist.
Locked in on LA style.
Locked in on LA style.
Flip the script. Rhuigi makes the black and navy color combo that's traditionally worn in winter make it look like it's suited for summer.
Flip the script. Rhuigi makes the black and navy color combo that’s traditionally worn in winter make it look like it’s suited for summer.
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