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Harry Styles, Style Icon Or Snazzy Saint Laurent Wearer?

And all the shady grey ground in the middle.

12 . 02 . 14



What’s wrong with a guy who loves Saint Laurent? Maybe his legs are a bit too thin? Maybe he has a twitter created in his honor called, @harryworewhat. Or maybe he wears Hedi Slimane’s spring-summer 2015 leopard jacket to meet Kate Middleton. But is any of this really a problem?

The first two questions that went through my head today when I woke up this morning (a weekday morning) is, “What am I going to wear?” and “How can I look I emulate some of Harry Styles’ looks.” But I already know that tight fitting pants will be involved — it’s my foundation and most likely not the best choice to wear the week after Thanksgiving. But I pull it together and slip on my second skin black jeans. Watch and learn.

I’m not sure if I’m still hung over on food from Thanksgiving, but my brain began juxtaposing the name Harry Styles with the words style icon. When you see Harry Styles, Style Icon next to each other, what do you think? His style is easy, but not schleppy. I first took notice to Mr. Styles back at day 2 of Radio 1′s Big Weekend at Glasgow Green in Scotland when he performed in the Calvin Klein Collection Obsession sweatshirt.

Let’s get to the look I would like to pull from today. Seen at a taping of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on November 20th, One Direction member was spotted as usual in pieces from Saint Laurent. Styles wore a Saint Laurent heart print silk shirt with lean black jeans and the label’s leather harness boots. Sex, glamour and fashion all rolled into on lean mass with messy tresses.  Styles also carried Tom Ford’s luxe Buckley leather bag.

Yes he was a walking billboard for Saint Laurent, but he does mix it up. Take last night (December 1st) for example. Harry exchanged his typical Saint Laurent uniform for a look from Lanvin for the British Fashion Awards held at the London Coliseum. The One Direction singer wore a red and black striped suit from Lanvin’s fall-winter 2014 collection simply styled with a black shirt, sans tie and his Saint Laurent boots. Sleek, easy and still has an drizzle of sexappeal about it. 

Even when strutting through the airport in a Nike sweatshirt, his look still has a layer of thought and edge. It takes a smart dresser to understand what works for hid body, but it takes real style to use that information and bend the standard of satire acceptability for men. And Harry is one bloke who knows how to do it.