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STYLE ADVICE

Frank Ocean: five best 'fits

By Sam Higgins, 5 August 2016

Oh hey, what’s up Frank Ocean? What have you been doing these last few years? Us – we’ve just been feasting on Channel Orange, remembering your finest threads and patiently waiting for Boys Don’t Cry to drop. But it’s cool – with style this good, we’ll let you off... 

FRANK OCEAN: FIVE BEST

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Shopping steez

Therisk of being mobbed by desperate fans begging for an album release date is enough to keep Frank Ocean a recluse. But if he is going to brave the new record-deprived hordes and indulge in a spot of shopping, he’s certainly going to make sure he looks his absolute best doing so. Bleach-washed jeans, fresh white kicks and a black, long-sleeved, Aphex Twin tee made up his less-than-incognito store-going attire.

FRANK OCEAN: FIVE BEST

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Camo chameleon

Frank Ocean here, wearing camouflage and instantly becoming more noticeable (the irony). Even a few years back, before military-infused pieces became such wardrobe regulars, Frank was a keen advocate of camo kit. Here’s an example of that – his jacket’s print playfully channel(ling) orange as well as the usual earthy tones. Having thrown over a white shirt and black trousers, Frank casually tucks his hand in his pocket and styles it out as if he’d reluctantly taken to the stage on karaoke night.

FRANK OCEAN: FIVE BEST

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Boiler suit brilliance

We know too well the challenge of successfully pulling off the boiler suit – so the idea of donning one in primary blue is a seriously bold move. But, typically, here’s Frank coping with the sartorial dilemma with absolute nonchalance, tying the top half around his waist like an unused jumper and letting a black graphic tee and some quirkily laced Vans Half Cabs neutralise the bold tone. 

FRANK OCEAN: FIVE BEST

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Suit and Vans

If you’re going to throw the rulebook out of the window and reject the dress code, you need to do it in a deliberate way. You either go full Bieber and stick a middle finger up to the man, or you do as Frank Ocean did here and throw on a crisp, two-piece black suit and finish it with a pair of rugged, classic black Vans for a subtle touch of sartorial rebellion.

FRANK OCEAN: FIVE BEST

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Fashion-week finery

Even though he flouted the red-carpet dress code so he could wear his favourite kicks, it doesn’t mean Frank is averse to ever smartening up. And he chose a decent time – front-row at a Givenchy showcase – to display the more formal side of his style. Black smart shoes, navy trousers and matching overcoat made up the core of his sharp steez, while a more casual, graphic black tee underneath stayed true to his streetwear roots.

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