When my friend Jaime asked me in April if she could try to turn me into a One Direction fan, I had only the vaguest idea of who they were and, to be honest, I kind of thought Harry Styles looked like a homeless vampire (I mean). But in Jaime I trust, so I gave them a shot and eight months later, my Tumblr is basically a Harry thirst blog. (And I know youth slang!) Okay, all the boys have their own appeal – Niall inexplicably gets hotter when he puts on glasses, like some kind of reverse Laney Boggs (credit: Cookies & Sangria); Liam oscillates between dirty brooding crooner and simple trash child (god bless you, Mary); and Louis, well. Louis is the sun. But Harry, you guys. Harry. My sweet Harru. Hopefully by now you’ve read Kim and Sage’s Most Handsome Young Man post and are familiar with his heart of gold – and boots to match.
Listen, Harry doesn’t even need to try. He could wear a simple white t-shirt every day of the week and still out-stone cold fox us all.
But try he does. Well, I don’t know if “try” is the right word because his style comes across as effortless to me, but you know what I mean. Harry makes bold choices – on stage, on the red carpet, on his way to get coffee, for god’s sake. I love that we live in a world where if you bring up Harry’s floral suit, you have to specify which one. Harry’s clothes aren’t the most accessible, as he favors high-end designers like YSL and Gucci, but I firmly believe that his widely publicized fashion risks make it safer for fans of all ages, but most importantly young fans, to try something new and be different and stand out.
I mean, if Harry himself can go from this:
And so, without further ado, here are my favorite 15 Harry Styles looks from 2015.
I have been obsessed with this look since September 22, ask any of my friends. This photo is literally the background on my phone right now. As is the case with most of his outfits, I don’t know exactly why this oversized, half unbuttoned, pink and white polka dot, Minnie Mouse realness works so well. But it does.
I think this is Harry Styles’ take on an understated black suit, you guys. And I am here for it. That subtly flamboyant, feathery, white pinstripe detail gives me life.
By my not at all weird or creepy count, Harry has been photographed wearing this vest three times and I have loved every one of them. I don’t even know how to describe this look – hobo chic? – but I know that I didn’t look this good on my own wedding day.
I mean, look at that LUGGAGE. This is a man of taste, you guys.
One of the things I love about Harry is that he’s kind of a nerd, believe it or not. (I mean, you only have to hear one of his endearingly bad knock-knock jokes to believe it.) And this embroidered Styles blouse is such like nerdy dad bowling shirt but for a young, hot eccentric millionaire.
Just in case you were wondering, the full name of this design is “Starburst Teddy Jacket in Bordeaux Velour,” which just kind of says it all. Although, if someone could explain to me how he looks like an awkward baby deer and rock star at the time, that would be much appreciated.
Harry wore these white jeans when he arrived at LAX for the Fourth of July weekend and Tumblr was on fire. It was glorious. The shirt is a little controversial to me, but the look as a whole is just so. Can you imagine traveling in this outfit? Because I can certainly imagine Harry doing so. (Again: LUGGAGE.)
Any kind of rundown of Harry’s fashion would be remiss if it didn’t include one sheer blouse, and this green floral is one of my all-time faves. It’s a bold, not-un-couch-like pattern but I really don’t see couch when I look at it. It seems like the kind of outfit that should scandalize your grandma but secretly she loves it?
Listen, I know this is a very low-key look, but have you ever seen someone serve up such hot yoga dad on a coffee run realness in your life.
Hey, remember when Harry broke a bone in his foot and looked hotter in his boot than any human being has a right to? Me too. Now, Harry has said that his favorite lyric from Made in the A.M. is “the summertime and butterflies all belong to your creation,” and for some reason I just see that sentiment in this shirt.
Look at this actual sunbeam of happiness. Harry wore this pale blue blouse with a subtle bee pattern (clearly he’s buzzin’) for the band’s second appearance on The Late Late Show this year and, hand to god, if you are trying to recruit your friends and family to the 1D fandom, there is no better method than forced viewings of Dodgeball and Tattoo Roulette.
I can’t really deal with how much I love this look. Obviously it’s all about the designer silk bomber jacket, but also can I please direct your attention to the sparkly boots?
WHY DOES THIS WORK.
HOW. HOW DOES THIS CHARLIE BROWN NONSENSE WORK.
Look at this rock god in all his leopard print glory.
Bonus Narry Blue Steel, because I love you.
God bless Nick Grimshaw and his line at Topman because this blouse completes me. (And btw, it looks great in white too!) I love this pattern and guess what? So does our favorite resident ginger and Harry girl, Sage.
Oh, you didn’t think I forgot…
…Gucci suit, did you?
Harry saved this statement piece for the band’s final scheduled performance of the year at the X Factor finale and just. What a way to go out on top. I went back and forth on including this outfit (yes, there was a heated debate via text) and ultimately, whether you love this look or not, you can’t deny its impact. You just can’t argue with a man in red floral suit.
Take a bow, Hazza. You’ve earned it.
For the purposes of this post, we decided to stick to 15 favorite looks from the year, which by the way was extremely difficult, but I just have to cheat a little bit and add some accessories shout-outs here. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen such consistent, A-plus accessorizing done by any celebrity, man or woman.
I have to start with the Packers hat. I don’t know exactly how Harry became a serious Green Bay Packers fan, but I love when he shows up in Packers gear (and not just because I harass my friends Kelly and Shannon with photos). It’s just like endearing af for some reason, I don’t know. Go, Pack, Go!
His sunglasses game? Always on point.
I don’t really get why he needs two pairs here, but they’re both great. Leave the man to eat his fro-yo in peace.
You may have noticed in the fave 15 looks, Harry is often wearing a cross necklace (shown off by the half unbuttoned blouses). But check this pearl that he was photographed in this fall. Love.
Always with rings. The turquoise-y kind of one? It’s my favorite.
I pointed out a couple of Harry’s boot choices above, but seriously we’re just skimming the surface so far. I’m trying to restrain myself a little but I can’t not show you what I call the silver rocket boots (why? unconfirmed). They work in winter with a peacoat, they work in summer with a simple all black ensemble (again, capped with amazing sunnies). How? I don’t know, they just do.
Also, sparkly boots at the AMAs!
I admit, there is a distressing lack of the man bun in this post and I AM SORRY. Listen, Harry’s long hair, don’t care attitude is downright majestic – the way that he flips his hair gets me overwhelmed, yes – and I have always resisted the man bun (Jared Leto traditionally being the exception) but how am I supposed to find anything not to love about this???
Especially when paired with a dinosaur jumper, god. Come on.
Considering the absolute wealth of material to choose from, there are a lot of looks that didn’t make my cut for favorites from 2015 and that I couldn’t cheat in with the accessories section. (God, this man.) So we decided that Kim and Sage should each get to pick an overlooked outfit and advocate it and I am so excited to see which ones they pick.
I’d always appreciated Harry’s eclectic style but this glorious Gucci suit made me sit up and go “Oh. OHHHHHHHH.” He wore this beauty to the Miu Miu London Fashion Week after party (of course he did) and boy did it make a splash. The geometric pattern, the brown/gold/green color scheme, and that FIT (tell me how you get into these pants, Haz. What is your secret?). It’s all very, very, very good.
The Geometric Suit ALSO kicked off the series of outrageously patterned suits/pants that Harry favored for the rest of 2015 (my runner-up for “My Choice” is the pants he wore on Kimmel). So while the Floral Suits may have hogged the headlines, it’s important to remember the look that started it all.
Every other piece of this ensemble is standard Haz: camel suede boots with visible wear, ripped knee skinnies, a satin-y button-down over a white undershirt, and a pair of (no doubt) exorbitantly expensive sunglasses keeping his curls in check. But this outfit, which he wore after 1D’s Live Lounge rehearsal at BBC Radio 2’s studios back in November, was made by that gorgeous, double-breasted, knee-length, navy YSL coat. I gasped when I saw it. This is effortless ethereal pop star on the go. This is what my darling child wears to greet the press and his fans. The buttons have anchors on them, in case you worried that his nautical obsession might only live in his lyrics. This outfit makes him look tall as hell, casual, expensive, and put together. Harry returns again and again to his signature designers, but that’s because they work.
Which picks do you agree with? Are there any outfits that you are outraged because they weren’t included? Do you want to join my support group if Harry ever cuts his hair? Hit us up in the comments!