From Pattern Clashing Combos & Pairs Of Flares: Here’s How To Dress Like Pop King Harry Styles

So, uhhh, in case you haven’t seen the hot Fine Line content we post on our Insta, we’re big fans of Harry Styles here at Syrup HQ. We frequently think back to that time he beautifully serenaded us with a Tiny Desk performance, and are counting down the days until we see him live.

But, honestly, we’re even bigger fans of his style. Srsly folks, he is an absolute bonafide and certified fashion king.

Whether its his love for clashing patterns, printed tees with an important message, soft designer sweaters, newsboy caps or ‘70s flares, there’s a lot to love and take inspo from our ex-One Direction modern Prince-singing boyfriend. 

So, without further ado, here’s everything you need to dress like pop star sensation and fashionista activist Harry Styles. 

CLASH OF THE TITANS PATTERNS

First, a quick look at Mr Styles’s aesthetic and one thing is undeniably apparent: he loves a print, but he’s also not afraid of pairing it with another bold pattern. 

Whether that’s tie-dye and tartan or stripes and sheep print, he really does love to play with my heart and the basic rules of fashion, and, tbh, gets away with both.

Mayhaps, for instance, this Aries No Problemo tie dye sweatshirt and Cotton On’s Oxford tartan trousers, Princess Highway’s super cute coco rabbit jacket and this mojito linen stripe shirt from Sportscraft? Styles could pull it off so why don’t you. 

A CHEEKY TEE

From straight-up wisdom (“Women are smarter”) to a horny Disney line (“But Daddy I love him”), Styles knows how to make a cheeky t-shirt a focal point.

FYI, the trick is to find a graphic tee with a bold design, a set of simple words to a single-coloured background (black font on pastel pink, for instance).

A simple tee is the perfect casual look when you don’t want to make too much of an effort but still make a lil statement, and if you won’t to glam it up, why not try adding a blazer on top. Nothing too distracting from the iconic words you’re wearing, ofc. 

If you’re after Mr. Styles’s collection, we found the “women are smarter” shirt and iconic reference to The Little Mermaid, and a similar one (worn by another Syrup fave Frank Ocean) to the “why be racist, misogynistic, homophobic or transphobic when you could be quiet,” a reference to this amazing tweet.

For some alternatives, we can imagine our man wearing this shirt, living his best life, reminding us all to be kind and be “cool,” and this, sadly sold out, Dior printed t-shirt stating the obvious: we should all be feminists. 

OUTERWEAR IS EVERYTHING

A good jacket, a lit coat or blazer (like Syrup fictional fave and ‘80s fashion icon Stanley Barber) is everything. Whether that’s a thick velvet, an eye-catching brocade or just a really, really, really well-cut bomber, Styles often plans his outfits around the outside.

If you want to recreate his iconic sweater game, a bunch of the ones he’s worn are available on the Marc Jacobs’s website: “My Life Is Crap,” other items from the Magda Archer X Marc Jacobs collab, or, even, something like this crochet collar sweater.

Or, perhaps, this Gucci’s velvet formal jacket, brocade daisy jacket from Princess Highway and ASOS Design’s soft strategically cut bomber.

FLARE UP

Yeah skinny jeans are cool but have you ever seen Harry Styles in a pair of flares? The singer draws his style influences heavily from the ’70s which means flares, both in trousers and in jeans, are a staple.

Specifically, we’re talking hot pink flares like these from Princess Polly and General Pants Co., or if you’re feeling extra, how about these wild flower patterned or cheetah print flares? 

ACCESSORARIES!

Pearl necklaces, rings, newsboy caps, glitter sunglasses and pins, Styles knows a good accessory elevates any look.

Forever 21 has an iridescent faux pearl necklace I like, and ASOS has a cute Ben Sherman cord cap in olive, perfect for the next 12 months of what experts are calling the new century’s “The Great Depression.” 

Styles loves a mix match of signet, vintage and band rings. For glitter sunglasses, there are these AJ Morgan round sunglasses with glitter frames we could imagine him rocking, too.

Pins are honestly a fair game. There’s a bountiful amount of queer positive and feminist pins out there in the world. Redbubble and Etsy are your friends here. 

With rings, we recommended not wearing more than one on each finger and having two to three per hand at most, otherwise you start looking a bit too jingly-jangly.

For other irl fashion inspo, why not dress like baggy shirt icons Billie Eilish and BTS’ J-Hope. Or, perhaps, one of our favourite TV show icons, like Sex Education’s Eric Effiong or fictional e-girl Jules Vaughn from Euphoria.

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.

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