July's most stylish vids
By Matt Glazebrook, 1 August 2016
Ah, July. It’s been nice knowing you. You had (some) sun, fun and a whole host of stylish music videos.
Blood Orange – Augustine
Technically, Dev Hynes' latest effort came out in the lazy days of late June, but we had to include it here because it's the most wistful, gorgeous slice of summery New York cool that you could ask for. Shot in washed-out retro-vision, the Augustine video exists in a sort timeless state of Lower East Side hipsterdom that spans everything from the early 80s (high-top fades, dungarees, stone-washed mum jeans) to the early 00s (Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas looking close to his old king-of-the-cool-kids best in a throwback New York Mets jersey).
Francis and the Lights – Friends ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West
We've already drooled over Kanye West's amazing skull-emblazoned souvenir jacket before, but the new Francis and the Lights clip gives us a chance to see the coat in motion, the way nature intended (very briefly, swaying slightly, in the middle of a big, white, soundstage).
Big Baby D.R.A.M. – Broccoli feat. Lil Yachty
There are many things to admire in Big Baby D.R.A.M.'s ode to healthy vegetable consumption. Excellent recorder work, an adorable puppy, a strong commitment to appropriate footwear when twerking in a pond. But we're most partial to Yachty's brilliant all-white ensemble – polo shirt, chinos, minimalist kicks – perfect for a Riviera cocktail party (or, you know, a pond-based twerk-off).
YG – Still Brazy
In which YG stakes his claim to the 'Jack and Meg White Award for Services to a Strict Red, White and Black Colour Scheme', all while dancing around to a sweet, retro, G-funk beat. The standout outfit is probably the baggy white skater top and striped trousers, but we're also partial to the skate-ready, white, high-top Cons, black chinos and red tee that accompany the Compton rapper's most enthusiastic shimmying.
Lil Uzi Vert – Money Longer
A classic story of boy meets girl; boy and girl get matching pink hair dye; girl gets kidnapped and locked in a chest freezer; boy dances around a drag strip in a very on-trend, oversized, orange, long-sleeved tee and Supreme sunglasses; girl gets chased by a guy in a Korn hockey top for some reason; boy and girl are reunited and ride off into the sunset.