Kanye West may make more moves in the newspapers than on the fashion scene these days, but you'd still be forgiven for wanting to look just like him. Kanye has moved from just being an A-list rapper to staking a claim for himself in the fashion industry with the release of his new album. Here're our top tips on how to get his look.Read more Men’s Style Guide features.
With Kanye West's clothes, he tends to starts with the shoes and move up from there. With trainers, you want to go big and bold. Subtle just isn't an option here. Generally, Kayne keeps the colour of his trainers in keeping with his trousers and chooses darker tones if he opts for black jeans, and lighter tones if he's wearing blue or white ones. The clean block colours help to create a statement finish, and mixing the casual footwear with smarter pieces creates a bold, rule breaking look.
Now anyone who knows about Kayne West's outfits knows that he's partial to a pair of Chelsea boots, and enjoys the lighter tones when it comes to footwear. A pair of light blue jeans and some beige boots give off a striking, yet not over the top look, while following West’s colour matching rules. You can also break the mould by matching your boots with an all-black outfit for an even more striking style. After all, Kayne doesn't like to follow rules, even if they're his own.
You can see from the above outfits that Kanye likes to wear a range of different coloured jeans, but he's well known for going extreme with tones and embracing more striking colours. Light, light blue is a particular favourite of his, and he tends to emphasise it by matching it with similar tones, even going for a bold double denim look.
For T-shirts Kayne usually goes for something completely blank, choosing something as simple as a white crew-neck t-shirt, while letting his footwear do most of the talking. Still, he does enjoy a bit of longline, as well as a decent dose of camo, so play around with fits while not going overboard with colours or textures. You can also try overlaying patterned shirts and jackets over a plain T-shirts to add some extra dimension.
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