I don’t know what it is about rap sensation Tyler, The Creator. Whether it be his musical persona, chilled swagger or perhaps it’s just great taste, but the 28-year-old has made a strong statement within the fashion industry for his bold risks and impeccable street style.
Adding to his impressive music resume, the artist has in recent years added ‘Fashion Designer’ to the repertoire of talents. The brains behind Golf Wang, he has gone on to collaborate with the likes of Lacoste and Converse. Boasting old-school knitwear and reimagined basics, if one thing can be taken away from the style pioneer, it’s that he pulls off any trend impressively well.
The designer’s candid Instagram page boasts a slew of cool ensembles and seemingly thrown together looks, but to pull off a brown pant, suit ‘n’ sandals or anything else, it is truely a challenge. So how do you cop his look without looking like a fool? Scroll below.
Perhaps one of Tyler’s signature looks and with the rise of utility, the fishing vest has made its way from the river to the streets. Considered as the cousin to the chest bag, its hands-free efficiency makes it attractive – that is until you wear it incorrectly. If you’re willing to try the difficult trend, keep your look relaxed and basic. Opt for an basic t-shirt or long sleeve with straight cut denim to keep with the street style approach.
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If you have the skin tone to pull off orange you’re already onto a winner but to go head-to-toe in the bright colour is a bold move that should be approached with caution – pun intended. If you’re looking to take a leaf out of Wang’s book, opt for a t-shirt and short combo and look to different tones to break up the power move.
brown… need i say more?
When I say brown, I don’t mean a sandy beige or earthy tone. When I say brown, I mean a deep chocolate colour your grandpa used to wear and while bags and shoes are a winner with the deep tone, when it comes to slacks, pairing the rest of your look can prove tricky. To pull off the look, ensure you’re pairing white pieces to offset the colour and if you’re introducing colours into the mix, opt for tonal and complimenting shades.
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Suits ‘n’ sandals
As a strong advocate for classic tailoring and everything that goes with refined style, the term ‘Suits ‘n’ Sandals’ is a little cringeworthy. But if anyone is to pull off the look, it’s Tyler, The Creator. If you’re looking to replicate the style cue, choose more relaxed suiting and in this case, socks and sandals work. Just make sure it is a white, good quality pair of socks – no printed socks allowed.
Reminiscent of ’60s rock ‘n’ roll – or your mother’s picnic rug, either way – tartan gets a bad rap, though worn the correct way and you’ll look more street than outdated. Try a slim-fit pair – not too tight, not too baggy – with relaxed basics and sneakers or a casual slip-on for a nonchalant way to pull off tartan.
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