By Jessica Varner
Since One Direction first formed in 2010, Harry Styles has showcased an array of trendy styles filled with personality and flair. From glittered boots to floral suits, Styles really has tried it all. His evolution from preppy boybander to full-on rockstar proves there is truly nothing he does not look good in. Here’s how you can take some inspiration from Harry and his style whether you prefer blazers or bell-bottoms.
2012- For most of his boyband career, Styles mainly wore skinny jeans, graphic tees and Converse. Not only is this style super easy to recreate, it is also perpetually trendy. When have skinny jeans and t-shirts been out of style? This classic outfit can be altered easily to fit many personal styles, depending on jean wash and t-shirt design. It can even be dressed up or made more trendy by pairing it with heels. And of course, don’t forget your favorite sunnies!
2013- This look is proof that Harry ages like fine wine; his style matures along with him. Although this outfit was photographed in 2013, it is totally on-trend today in 2018 as animal prints are popping up everywhere. If you want to look casual-yet-glamorous like Styles manages to do in this photo, try a fun animal-printed top, some black skinny jeans (ripped-knees optional), a sleek black jacket (like Harry’s long wool coat or my leather jacket) and finish it off with some cute ankle boots. Make it fit your own style by choosing a different style of jacket and any shoes your heart desires.
2014- Styles’ style continued to progress, entering the world of printed suits in 2014. I took a more casual approach to re-creating this style as suits are not an everyday staple in most people’s wardrobes. I kept with the vertical stripes with these trendy flowy pants (something Harry has been wearing in 2017-18), but paired it with a simple shirt to make the look less busy. If you want to dress it up a bit, add a matching blazer like Harry. For shoes, I mimicked Harry’s ankle boots but instead of black went for a sparkly gold statement shoe to keep the boldness of the outfit. Don’t forget to accessorize! Add your favorite rings, earrings, necklaces or whatever else you like. And most importantly, never forget your brooding gaze like Harry perfectly demonstrates above.
2015- 2015 brought the trend of bomber jackets, a trend I am personally very grateful for. Take a moment to appreciate how nice Harry looks in that Gucci jacket, and when you’re ready, keep reading to find out how you can look this good, too. Okay, are you ready? Three years later and bomber jackets are still everywhere! Find one that suits your style may it be floral, solid or with a tiger fighting an eagle like Harry’s. Pair it with some black (or any wash) skinny jeans, and go out into the world looking fabulous. Minimal effort for a super cute look.
2016- At this point, it feels like “Harry Styles” and “black skinny jeans” are synonymous. Although Styles’ love affair with his black skinnies has endured, his style evolution continues to be prevalent through his tops and accessories. This patterned, short-sleeve button-down shows personality while also keeping it classy. By pairing a collared shirt with your favorite skinny jeans, you can make an outfit trendy while also maintaining a level of class that a t-shirt does not bring to the table. While button-downs and skinny jeans make for a cute outfit, don’t shy away from going above and beyond like Styles does by pairing the look with a trendy hat, sunglasses and various rings.
2017- After releasing his debut solo album in early 2017, Styles’ already trendy and daring wardrobe stepped up another notch. Harry treats each performance like a formal occasion, strutting around the stage in custom floral, sparkly and iridescent Gucci suits. For your next formal occasion, event or interview do not be afraid to be bold. Confidently show your character through your clothes as Harry loves to do with a fun suit that empowers you. Since most college students are not ballin’ on Harry’s budget, stores like Zara and H&M provide funky suits at low costs so we can all pretend we are decked out in Gucci.
Whether you are going to the grocery store or going to a formal event, you can do it while looking as fly as Harry Styles. It’s easier than you think to look like a 24-year-old multi-millionaire rockstar, and if you’ve got black skinny jeans, you are already well on your way.