INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STYLE EVOLUTION: JADEN SMITH
By Sam Higgins, 8 July 2017
Even the most adventurous dressers have to start with the basics – by nailing monochrome, for example. Here, Jaden bossed an all-black getup by experimenting with new silhouettes that brought an added edge to his monotone 'fit. His kimono-style jacket, for example, draped over his tee and skinny joggers of the same hue, adds an interesting touch to an otherwise fail-safe 'fit.
Jaden's style doesn't just rely on bold prints and eccentric layering – it's all about the subtle styling tweaks, too. Take this, for example – safe in the knowledge his camo key piece (the Yeezy Season 2 invitation) was enough to turn heads, he simply tucked the long-sleeved tee into his skinny trousers to neaten up the silhouette and make the print stand out.
Another day, another strong, trend-led display from Jaden. It's started getting all too easy for him at this point. This time, having a dance to Calvin Harris at Wireless Festival, he showcased some strong double-tee action, layering a slouchy, washed-black top over his long-sleeved, red, Palace tee. A hat perched atop his dreads was all that was needed to complete his kit.
And so to 2017's skater Jaden. This year, he's moved away from the longline cuts, toned down his prints and brought in a more minimalist skate influence, curating more mature getups in the process. Here, he's paired an oversized, white, printed tee with some illustrated chinos, before tucking in his top for a interesting play on proportions. Finally, he complemented the pairing with some mismatched trainers once again. His vibe may have evolved, but Jaden's style is innate.