From his days in The Neptunes to lead vocalist of N*E*R*D, Pharrell Williams has been a force in American culture. Over the past two decades the super producer has collaborated with music royalty, including Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Gwen Stefani, and Kanye West just to name a few. But it’s Pharrell’s style that is making waves beyond music, making him a true Style Icon in the making. From skateboard-inspired looks, to the couture runways of Chanel, Pharrell is as creative in his appearance as he is mixing samples. Pharrell is part owner of clothing brands like Ice Cream, Billionaire Boys Club and GSTAR, and has produced industry-celebrated collaborations with a number of other brands like Adidas, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Uniqlo. As we develop our own style, we all want a little bit of that boldness and risk taking. Here are some ideas on how to capture a little of what makes Pharrell so fly.
Pharrell isn't afraid of mixing different styles. Keeping it simple is not really his goal. Getting influence from different categories and mixing it into one is how he styles. From working boots mixed with a classic fedora to basic blue jeans with long jewelry, Pharrell it's afraid to put it together like a costume and bringing out a cool finished look.
Extravagant looks mixed with Japanese inspired design makes frequent appearances in his wardrobe. Layering different styles requires careful selection of items. Don't fear the contrast from pattern on pattern or different color schemes.
Dressing like Pharrell requires you rock the jacket. Pharrell is able to sport leather, wool, suede, denim and mix it all in with any look.
Pharrell does have pieces that are adaptable. His look builds from staple pieces that you then layer with more interesting ones. Start with a basic gray t-shirt and put on a cool jacket mixed with your favorite hat.
Denim On Denim
Pharrell likes to rock denim. Jeans or jackets, there is no question this is a stable in his look. A basic denim trucker jacket goes a long way. The fit has to be right so keep looking until you find the right one for you.
If you are looking to build a working man inspired outfit to a preppy look, Pharrell is a good place to start for that fun style that doesn't take anything to seriously but looks just so dope.