So I want to have more fun with fashion, how do I dress like Harry Styles? Love or hate his music, the One Direction alumna knows how to put an outfit together. Or at least his stylist does.
It can be hard to incorporate aspects into your wardrobe that you haven’t tried before. Fabric is a lot like an ingredient, a piece of clothing can make or break an outfit. Practice makes perfect, but unlike an easy under 30-minute recipe, experimenting with your style can create a messy ruckus that dish soap won't fix.
Here is a little list of things you can do to incorporate a Harry Styles fashion sense into your wardrobe.
For the Met Gala occurring BC (Before Covid - have you heard about the pandemic?), Harry Styles wore a black mesh top with a single pearl earring and high waisted trousers. Give our men's mesh short sleeve top a little look!
Mesh is an easy way to dress like Harry Styles. Opt for something with a bib or a mock neck detail. Without detailing, the top can become quite see-through, taking attention from the piece to your body. Not that there's anything wrong with that! An embroidered beetle can take your look from nippy to trippy.
PLAY WITH WOMENSWEAR
Don't be afraid to play with clothing deemed to be traditional womenswear. If you want to start small, try a skirt before dipping your toes into the womenswear universe.
Harry Styles had an audience of peal clutchers in December 2020 when he donned the cover of VOGUE USA clad in a dress. His features also included stylish items such as a skirt and a boa scarf. Now, you don’t have to go all the way matching feathers with a set of faux nails, but you can wear it with a t-shirt or a sweater to make it more casual. For footwear, a pair of sneakers will never let you down with the tourterelle skirt in blue.
The ethos behind the brand is individuality, and to be yourself. To quote the founder of Lula Laora "Do your best and fuck the rest", be it in a skirt - or not.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF RUFFLES
Ruffled tops are a great segway into unisex fashion. It is also an easy way to dress like Harry Styes for an event when you need to wow the crowd. Or a special someone. NO BACKSLIDING, I see you.
Ruffles for menswear has come and gone in the past couple of centuries. In the Victorian era, Pirates wore them - as did Prince. If you need a visual reminder check out the men's ruffled top from our custom-made section.
Although frills might conjure up stereotypical femininity, an association with girlishness is new. Not new like the internet, but almost.
Ruffles used to be unisex, like socks, sweatpants and voting rights. Soldiers in 16th century Spain used to wear layers of clothing and slashed their sleeves to reveal fabric beneath resulting in a fashionable ruffled appearance. Ruffles were featured around the neck and wrists.
Ruffled attire was all the rave throughout Europe. William Shakespeare wore ruffles at the height of popularity, a cultural icon in so many ways. Maybe it's not about how to dress like Harry Styles, but how to dress like William Shakespeare. Alexa, Google it!
By the 18th century, it was an in vogue cut for women as well. It remained in style throughout centuries, used to cover up openings of dress shirts.
Not until the 1950s did the mass market and fashion editors decide that it was time to bid the look farewell. But women could still wear it. One of the few perks for the females of that time. That and high waisted bottoms. The '00s were a real struggle, remember that?
GO FOR HIGH-RISE TROUSERS
A higher rise makes your legs look longer, whilst a low rise elongates your torso. Welcome to fashion 101, all. They used to be associated with the likes of nerds like Steve Urkel, Elon Must, and Jeff Bezos. But much like the nerds, high waisted trousers are showing us up. They're back, baby. But they won't divorce you for someone younger. Might split if the bottoms are too tight.
Getting more technical, high rise trousers tend to be more comfortable. Often they have more room in the thigh, commonly joined by a pleat (which allows for more room when you sit down in the thigh). And you don’t have to worry about a muffin top.
It’s an easy piece to dress up or to dress down. It is versatile when it comes to personal style. You can wear it if you’re into punk-rock, traditional, feminine or anywhere in between. Try the men's sneaky trousers, if you dare.
Pair your high waisted trousers with a polo or a well-fitted t-shirt tucked in. Or pull a Harry Styles and wear a ruffled top or a floral blouse with the trousers. Harry Styles tends to match the stereotypically masculine with the feminine. When self-doubt sets in, go with the 50/50 rule. BUT we encourage you to do your G-thing.
DRESS LIKE HARRY STYLES AND REVEAL A LITTLE FLESH
If you’re looking to make a statement why don’t you wear a top with an open back like the custom-made ruffled collar top in khaki?
If you tend to run hot the piece is practical as the back of the item is bare. There's not an awful lot of history to share when it comes to barebacks because it "wasn't a thing" back then.
When in doubt, add a jacket or cardigan above the piece if you’re not ready to open up the doors of uninhibited fashion quite yet. Baby steps. Even Harry Styles didn’t dress like Harry Styles 5 years ago. We’re all a part of the evolution of his style.
Don’t forget about down-under. You’ve got it, shoes! Footwear that is boot-like used to be a unisex phenomenon. Riding horses were the only means of transportation for echelons of decades. As such each person on the planet who could afford it owned a pair of riding boots worn as an everyday shoe. Now I don’t know if you’ve worn riding boots lately, but they are quite uncomfortable. Hopefully, they were better to walk in back in the day.
Our Fan Lacing shoes are a modern streetwear take on the riding boot. It’s an easy way to feminize your wardrobe. Try wearing them under a pair of jeans if you want to start slow.
Wear them with a pair of shorts, or on top of fitted jeans for an easy everyday look.
That's it for how to dress like Harry Styles. If you have tips or questions, hit us up in the comments section below. We always love a little fashion debate.