Boybands have always had a specific relationship to style. Designed with their (female) fanbase in mind, it usually involves coordinating outfits and over gelled hair. Harry Styles never really fit that textbook boyband mould. Even in his One Direction days the 25-year-old singer was familiarising himself with the power of a designer shirt and creating quirky skinny-jean-and-boots combinations while his bandmates continued to sport trainers, hoodies, and tracksuits.
Now that he’s left his boyband days behind and is on a journey to become one of the greatest rock stars of his time, Styles has some of the world’s greatest designers queuing to dress him. He appears at events and takes to the stage at his sold-out arena tours around the world wearing some of the greatest design talent, from Gucci to Burberry.
At the ARIA Awards in 2017, Styles made headlines around the world when he stepped out in a bold, metallic purple paisley print suit which he wore with bronze, square-toed boots. He turned heads when he arrived at the BBC Radio 1 studios in a Vivienne Westwood red and white checked suit and stacked-heel Gucci snaffle loafers. He gave us casual style envy when he wore a floral Gucci shirt, tailored Saint Laurent trousers and suede boots for his appearance on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.
His incredible stage outfits include a Chinese-inspired embroidered silk flared suit by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele for his performance on The Late Late Show, a bespoke pink Edward Sexton suit he wore on the Today Show, a pin-striped jump suit by Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and a Saint Laurent green velvet suit. More recently, he commanded attention at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in a royal blue velvet suit from Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection which he teamed with a low-cut white shirt and white shoes.
Here, we’ve selected the best pieces you can buy from our retailers to steal Harry Styles’ style: