You might not want to actually be one of the players in Squid Game (and if you’ve seen Netflix’s hit show, you’ll know why), but you may still fancy the aesthetic.
This is the current thinking of fans and fashion lovers around the world right now, and the proof is in the green tracksuit and white Vans’ pudding that has seen sales’ sky rocket.
Now television and film have always had an influence on fashion. In recent times, Netflix has certainly had a hold on many of our current trends.
One of the biggest Netflix influencers on fashion was none other than Stranger Things, which brought the 80’s back for a boogie a few years ago. In more recent Netflix influence news, if you’re wondering where the establishment of silk and femme elegance reemerged from, Bridgerton is largely to thank for this.
Now you can expect to see a large portion of people rocking tracksuit attire – particularly in green, and with the famous white sneakers.
As LystInsights expressed, global searches for retro-inspired tracksuits and white slip-ons similar to those worn in the show jumped with high knees by 97% and 145% respectively.
According to Variety, green and white tracksuits have become “instant bestsellers” on Amazon, and this has been the trend since the premiere in September.
Vans definitely felt the love, as their famous white slip-on sneaker saw sales spike at 7,800% in global sales according to Sole Supplier.
If you want to jump on the trend train, or if you actually just enjoy the style, here’s where you can take a squiz at some Squid Game inspired threads that you can get in SA.
You’ll spend R759 on an eerily similar march, and you can even get other items inspired by the show.
The Guard Staff Jumpsuit is for sale and will cost you a tender R683.
You can even grab the VIP Gold Mask for R531.
If you want to save a couple of hundred bucks, you can most on over to CreativeBrands, where you’ll find team green and white from around R446, dubbed the Unisex Champion Tracksuit.
As for the sneakers, like the rest of the world, you can go right to the source of the alleged inspiration for the shows’ sneaker of choice and cop a pair of Vans around R846.
You can also check out offers on Superbalist to potentially find cheaper Vans’ deals.
For a cheaper white slip-ons option, Refinery has virtually the same shoe type for R320. If labels don’t concern you, it’s a great road to your aesthetic choice.