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.
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.
Is there any guy who does modern American fashion as well as Kanye West?
Last week, we saw Sergio Pizzorno use style to express his creativity. This week, Kanye uses style to express his attitude by wearing fur, leather, bright colours, and stand-out trends to garner attention and show his confidence.
If nothing, every man can learn one important lesson from Kayne: fusion. Mix trendy leather pants with a classic fur coat. And why can’t you wear tuxedo jackets with high tops? Kanye does a great job of combining urban youthful pieces with luxury. The result is youthful, cool, and confident.
Ease into a Kanye-inspired look with some edgy eyewear like these Michael Kors eyeglasses.
In his own words, he says to “dress like you’re coming from somewhere, and you’ve got some place to go.” So tonight, when you’re getting ready for New Year’s Eve, keep this in mind.
Dressing like ‘Nye requires confidence and self-assuredness. If you’ve got those, then all you need to do is dress with fusion and attitude.