It is impossible to have missed the way that new augmented reality game Pokémon GO has exploded into our culture and onto our smart phones. Whether you’re truly aiming to catch ‘em all, or are using it as a new way to hang out with friends/family, SUBCULTURED has all the advice you need to be the best-dressed this summer, even if you’re the worst player.

Women

First things first, if you’re walking about a lot, you’ll need a decent pair of trainers. Yes, trainers – the horror. The Pokémon Go avatar outfits were inspired by Adidas, so bag yourself a classic pair to pay homage to the game itself:

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Adidas Crazymove Bounce Shoes, £64.95, Adidas Superstar Shoes, £79.95, Adidas ZX Flux ADV Virtue Em Shoes, £79.95

Or, if they’re a bit over-budget (student life, hey) try these cheaper alternatives:

Pink Purple Contrast Sports Trainer, Primark, £14.00, Black Textured Trainers, New Look, £22.99

Pink Purple Contrast Sports Trainer, Primark, £14.00, Black Textured Trainers, New Look, £22.99

There’s nothing like a breezy playsuit to keep you cool when hunting for Pokémon (as the avatars know best). Here are some of the cutest on a student friendly budget.

Green Floral Print Wrap Front Playsuit, New Look, £24.99, Floral Cut-Out Playsuit, Topshop, £36.00, Playsuit, H & M, £12.99

Green Floral Print Wrap Front Playsuit, New Look, £24.99, Floral Cut-Out Playsuit, Topshop, £36.00, Playsuit, H & M, £12.99

If playsuits aren’t your thing, you can dip into Spring Summer (S/S) 16’s nineties-resurgence trend with a cute logo T shirt.

Pink Star Wars T Shirt, Primark, £4.00, Calvin Klein Logo T Shirt, ASOS, £45.00, Red Stanford University T Shirt, Primark, £6.00

Pink Star Wars T Shirt, Primark, £4.00, Calvin Klein Logo T Shirt, ASOS, £45.00, Red Stanford University T Shirt, Primark, £6.00

AND you can team that with another 90’s classic, a denim mini skirt.

Denim High Waisted Mini Skirt with Raw Hem in Midwash Blue, ASOS, £25.00, Denim Skirt, H & M, £19.99

Denim High Waisted Mini Skirt with Raw Hem in Midwash Blue, ASOS, £25.00, Denim Skirt, H & M, £19.99

Men

Again, you’ll be needing some comfy shoes for walking around catching Pokémon and taking over gyms. For example:

Stan Smith Primeknit Shoes, Adidas, £79.95, Red Canvas Trainer, Primark, £10.00, Dark Red Contrast Boat Shoes, New Look, £19.99

Stan Smith Primeknit Shoes, Adidas, £79.95, Red Canvas Trainer, Primark, £10.00, Dark Red Contrast Boat Shoes, New Look, £19.99

You’re going to get hot and bothered doing so much walking, so a lightweight T-shirt or vest is best. Grey and green are some of the hottest colours for S/S 16.

Super Longline T shirt, ASOS, £14.00, Grey Stripe T shirt, Primark, £5.00, Green Stripe Crew Neck T shirt, Topshop, £15.00

Super Longline T shirt, ASOS, £14.00, Grey Stripe T shirt, Primark, £5.00, Green Stripe Crew Neck T shirt, Topshop, £15.00

As for bottoms, distressed jeans are back with a vengeance.

Super Skinny Jeans Rip And Repair with Biker Details, ASOS, £38.00, Blue Bleached Ripped Knee Jeans, New Look, £24.99

Super Skinny Jeans Rip And Repair with Biker Details, ASOS, £38.00, Blue Bleached Ripped Knee Jeans, New Look, £24.99

Finally, here are some of the best Pokémon themed clothes/accessories around for both men and women. Wandering around stalking and catching imaginary creatures on augmented reality phone apps never looked so cute.

Pokémon Go Team, Valor Team, Mystic Team, Team Instinct, Pokémon T-shirt, Etsy, £7.40, Pokémon backpack, Etsy, £50.98, Custom made Pokémon hoodie, Etsy, £25.00, Pokémon starters hair bow, Etsy, £6.27

Pokémon Go Team, Valor Team, Mystic Team, Team Instinct, Pokémon T-shirt, Etsy, £7.40, Pokémon backpack, Etsy, £50.98, Custom made Pokémon hoodie, Etsy, £25.00, Pokémon starters hair bow, Etsy, £6.27

Text by Katherine Frances Skippon