Hip hop is about matching the right lyrics to the right beats, and therefore if we consider hip hop clothing to be an extension of the genre, then when you choose your outfit you've got to ensure that its in harmony, and that all the pieces of your outfit are singing in tune.
Hip hop clothing is certainly not averse to a little colour, and drawing upon graffiti and street art influences, steetwear is often extremely vibrant. With this in mind, look for items that perhaps have graffiti inspired logos, and don't be afraid of wearing bright coloured trainers, which are a great way to inject a hint of vibrancy into an urban look.
You should also be prepared to dress from head to toe, which could mean, for example, incorporating an urban style hat, such as a cap, preferably emblazoned with a logo that makes an impact.i]ke, or perhaps a pair of urban trainers, such as Adidas Originals. i]k
Hip hop clothing is also about female empowerment, and pioneers such as Missy Eliot have paved the way for girls to draw on masculine as well as feminine influences, for example, girls can achieve the urban look as equally well in a tracksuit as they can in sassy Baby Phat tops.
Of course, considering that hip hop fashion is an extension of one of the most creative genres of music, its important that you are prepared to push the boundaries with what you wear, and therefore try matching colours that perhaps don't traditionally work together, or matching disparate elements, such as urban trainers with a feminine dress.
Whilst hip hop clothing can take a little effort to get right, you will not be without inspiration, and there are all sorts of celebrities to look to for inspiration, from Snoop Dog to Lil Kim, so why not give the urban look a go, there's nothing cooler!