Love him or hate him, you can’t deny Kanye’s got a way with fashion. What’s the secret to his styling? When it comes to colours, he tends to stick with neutral ones like camel, black and khaki. The real magic happens when he makes bold moves and experiments with layering, textures like leather or velour. We highlighted some of the elements that make up Kanye’s style and created three looks for you showcased in the video below. Scroll down to see the breakdown of each outfit.
Photo credit: GQ (left), Jeffery Duran (right)
One element that we see in a lot of what Kanye wears is military inspired pieces, which means lots of army green and camo print. This jacket from Zadig & Voltaire with big cargo pockets is perfect, and the key is to go up a size so it’s not too structured. The final touch is the distressed denim. It adds a roughness to the outfit to contrast the jacket.
Kanye adds a lot of character in his outfits with oversized tees and distressed detailing. His outerwear does a lot of the talking so the Scrapes & Gravel bomber really channel that. The Vitaly tee adds some texture and is sized up to create the oversized look. What completes it is the Zanerobe’s ripped denim with a drop crotch.
The last things we want to highlight are statement outerwear and layering. Kanye knows how to put these two together. When it comes to outerwear, size up and/or choose one with length. The Rains jacket is ideal because its long and lightweight which makes it comfortable when wearing layers. This is crucial because layering is the ultimate key in Kanye’s style. Look for elongated tees that are also aren’t heavy in fabrication so wearing more than one doesn’t get too bulky. Try shirts from One Meth or Faded Lifestyle which are made of bamboo and cotton.
Sneakers have made a major comeback and it’s proven to be a must-have for both women and men. With so many brands and styles out there, we know that you are trying to figure out where to start. Gotstyle has introduced a brand of sneakers that is new to the store named Garment Project. The brand hails from Copenhagen and their designs are a fine balance of an effortless style and an eye-catching look.
Photo credit: Garment Project
One of our favourite things about the sneakers by Garment Project is that they have a very clean timeless design. Every shoe is constructed of real leather and made by skilled craftsmen in Europe. We believe that footwear is an investment and you should always get the best in quality, style and construction.
No summer wardrobe is complete without some great Tee’s. Yet, often T-shirts are marginalized due to their “casual” nature, when in fact they should be celebrated for all their refinements and awesomeness. One brand that’s totally devoted to raising the bar for all t-shirts out there is ARKA. The brand comes to us from Van Nuys, CA and has pledged themselves to providing the best quality streetwear, to anyone who appreciates owning a product that will last the daily grind. Not only do they work with non-toxic eco-friendly inks, but all their shirts are preshrunk 100% premium cotton that is heavily dyed. And at a price point of $39 there is no question that you need one, two or three of these in your closet. And if that wasn’t enough, it doesn’t hurt that ARKA by definition means to be the “King of all Kings.”
Arka Mighty Pen Tee: $39 Arka Camo ARKAmedes Tee: $39 Arka Carry Cash Tee: $39
Arka White Collar Criminal Tee: $39 Arka Time Flies Tee: $39 Arka Donut Patrol: $39
Arka Street Bombing Ashphalt: $39 Arka Gramophone: $39