How to Achieve Harry Styles’ Most Iconic Looks
From ruffled neckties and bold coloured suits to cosy knits and corduroy pants, Harry Styles has an entirely unique outfit for every occasion. And now, you will too, with our fashion edit dedicated to the English dreamboat - feather boa included!
Single-handedly reshaping the men’s fashion landscape, Harry Styles is known just as much for his groovy style as he is for his raspy singing voice. Regardless of whether you’re a diehard directioner, or strictly here for fashion, Styles’ clothing choices are proving that androgynous fashion is a Sign of the Times, pun intended.
Gracing the cover of American Vogue’s December issue in a rule-breaking custom Gucci ballgown, Styles is following in the footsteps of a long history of gender fluid icons including David Bowie, Prince and Asap Rocky to dismantle notions of the strongly gendered framework present in aspects of fashion.
Style’s femininity glows brightly through delicate accessories- think painted nails, pearl necklaces and dainty collars. The heartthrob is even bringing women’s handbags into the mix, often seen pairing heeled leather boots with luxury Gucci shoulder bags.
Satin, lace and mesh shirts make up a big part of the singer turned actor’s wardrobe, and are ideal for layering under soft knit sweaters if you prefer a more subtle display of the classically feminine materials.
The former One Direction member has held onto the trademark Rockstar charm he gained back in his 1D days, often layering an array of chunky rustic silver rings, signets and chunky stoned rings. But his jewellery collection doesn’t end there. The Watermelon Sugar singer is an avid fan of the popular pearl trend, pairing his all black look at the 2019 Met Gala with a single pearl earring. In fact, pearls have become somewhat of a signature accessory for the star, often layering a shiny pearl necklace under crisp collars and suits.
And it wouldn’t be a Harry Styles edit without a sensory overload of pigment. Styles channels colour through chunky cardigans and bold suit co-ords- whether it’s a Clueless inspired plaid blazer and feather boa duo like at this year’s Grammy’s, or the canary yellow three-piece suit he donned for last year’s Brit Awards.
Just like his music discography, Styles’ fashion looks have matured a lot from his days as a doe-eyed X Factor contestant, where most of his style choices consisted of black skinny jeans distressed band tees. Today, a large part of Styles’ looks pay homage to 1970s fashion, in billowing bell bottoms and tucked shirts, prominent lapels and pointed heeled boots.
A Gucci poster-boy through and through, the brand’s latest collection could almost be a Harry Styles edit in its own right. We think a pair of trademark Gucci loafers and oversized tinted aviators are the perfect Gucci pieces to emulate the Brit’s aesthetic. The piece de resistance of a modern Styles-influenced outfit has to be the playful feather boa, which made numerous appearances around the nape of the star at the most recent Grammy Awards, We love this duo-coloured 16Arlington version.