Looks like we’ve made it! All the way to the end of Harry Week, which I hope you’ve been enjoying as much as I have. We’ve taken a closer look at Harry’s use of both basic black and pink, and counted down the top twenty looks of the tour. As I mentioned earlier, ruthlessness was a key component in the planning. Even with a week’s worth of posts, there were some outfits that we just couldn’t fit in – but this week wouldn’t be complete without the ones you’re going to see today.
These are the looks that I don’t necessarily love, but I love that Harry wore them. The suits that are out of the box, taking a risk – the ones that are just kind of bananas.
The ones that this younger version of Harry might not have been able to imagine prancing around in on stage with abandon for thousands of adoring fans just a few years later. The ones that make the rest of us feel like maybe we can push the envelope a little bit, too.
Oslo: Alexander McQueen
Okay, so there’s a lot happening here.
A lot happening all over.
This is an unusual color combo for Harry, and an unusual mix of textures and patterns for everyone. I personally think that Harry should have just gone all in and worn the runway version with smoking jacket. I don’t know, as a suit, I don’t love it? But it still feels like art in a way, to me.
Barcelona: Palomo Spain
Harry chose a Spanish designer for Barcelona (and Madrid), which I really appreciate. This suit is made out of black and white houndstooth and plaid sequin fabric, and has a black shawl lapel and black stripes running down the sides of the flared pants.
Pros: It’s dramatic as hell, it photographs well, and you know I love seeing sparkles in movement even from afar on stage.
The maybe not quite pros: I think the lapel kind of overwhelms him, the sparkles combined with the pattern is kind of a lot, and it hews a little costume-y to me.
Madrid: Palomo Spain
I’ll be honest, I just don’t like this one. I like that it’s kind of a risk, but I don’t think it really paid off. The pinstripe fabric doesn’t look expensive to me (compare to the Tokyo Charles Jeffrey suit, for example). The cut of the jacket isn’t my taste, and I think the lapels and the stripe on the leg are in the wrong fabric too (and I don’t like how thick the stripe is?).
See what I mean? Look at the hem of the jacket.
I do love the high waist detail here, though.
So, no, this just wasn’t my suit BUT there was a silver lining in it for me: that custom Calvin Klein Treat People With Kindness tank top.
Depending on who you talk to, this might be either the Willy Wonka or Cadbury Creme Egg look.
Don’t get me wrong, the individual elements here are all pretty – the colors, the sparkles, the bow, the wide lapels, etc. etc. But they’re all fighting for dominance. It’s just a lot of look.
Don’t mind me, just brushing my teeth after getting dressed head to toe in custom Gucci.
Harry went for basic black in Perth, just with silver crystals forming a zig-zag, kind of icicle pattern.
Yes, the pattern goes all the way down. I mean, he looks good but it’s just kind of crazy?
I don’t know if the guitar tech he’s flirting with will agree.
Hong Kong: Gucci
I feel like he personally challenged himself to one-up Perth here.
On closer look… yeah, it’s still bananas. But he looks good!
Osaka: Alexander McQueen
This is interesting from far away, but let’s push in a little closer.
The fabric is shimmery and features a zebra print overlayed with red and white cranes and gold iridescent trees. I can’t tell if there are actually koi fish or if I’ve been mentally referring to it that way for months for no reason.
It has a nice sheen on stage, the gold is great, the colors work well together. I like that it’s visually interesting from far away. It’s still bonkers.
Mexico City 1 and 2: Gucci
Harry wore this Gucci for both of his shows in Mexico City, with a black shirt one night and a white shirt the other night. Yes, he looked equally hot both nights.
It has great details, like the embroidery on the sleeves and back. The fringe is actually leather with crystal studs, which is a lot to just know and then carry on with your day. But ultimately I don’t love it the way I want to, it really is more of an I love that he did that and pulled it off.
There was so much fringe (and it was long, too!) and he really worked it.
Sacramento: Charles Jeffrey
In Sacramento, Harry wore a double-breasted jumpsuit in sparkly silver fabric with pleats down the legs. We’ve already seen Harry in a similar Charles Jeffrey look on his Dublin tour date:
This look is a huge fan favorite, and the only reason it’s not being covered individually is because Harry Styles is an outfit repeater (we first saw this outfit in 2017 during a Late Late Show performance).
So why then is Sacramento included here and not on the best list?
This is why.
I mean??? This look is so nuts pun intended.
Okay, but in all seriousness, something about the fabric/color combo takes it to a bananas place for me; I think the dark green pulled it back.
Or, I don’t know, maybe if he could have lifted his arms over his head.
Thank you so much for reading along this week! Were any of your faves included in this post? Am I bananas for calling something bananas? Has Harry inspired you to try something new and out of your fashion comfort zone? Let us know in the comments!