Some see him as the decade’s fashion icon, while others see him as a special talent and one of the select few stars who can influence both the music and fashion industries. The only thing that can be said with certainty is that Harry Styles is one of the most skilled and well-liked modern celebrities to have gained attention in recent years. His music and style have developed from his One Direction debut to his solo career, making him an icon to be adored and imitated.
Every outfit, both on and off the stage, becomes an event thanks to references to legends like Prince, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, and Elton John, stylist Harry Lambert’s assistance, and, most importantly, the collaboration with Alessandro Michele. He is no longer just the cute guy who used to dress in dark slim fit Saint Laurent jeans and Chelsea boots; now, he is a young man who chooses gender-fluid outfits that perfectly capture the #softboyaesthetic. He represents “a new sort of masculinity, fluid, eccentric, soft and more malleable” with his brightly colored suits, bold patterns, skirts, and rainbow nail polish. He also upholds this idea with his Pleasing, a beauty line that focuses on “imperfect people who as humans can evolve.” His aesthetic blends granny chic and glam rock heroes, as well as early Mick Jagger and Seth Cohen. The golden king of global pop has a maddening obsession with layering textures and hues, double-breasted blazers, bell-bottoms with a 70s vibe, tricot vests, bon ton white collars, loafers, Vans, printed shirts, high-waisted tuxedos, cashmere cardigans, and the classic white t-shirt. Vintage-inspired eyewear, necklaces, pearls, statement rings, and polished nails were all used as accessories. Harry always comes across as credible and cool, whether he chooses a skirt or a tailored suit, a tricot vest or a shirt covered with frills. Let’s take a look back at some of his most memorable recent fashion moments to honor his birthday, including his collaborations with Gucci and JW Anderson’s well-known cardigan.