Tinie Tempah is arguably one of Britain’s most stylish males, securing himself as a Men’s London Fashion Week OG since 2011. The rapper first burst onto the scene with ‘Pass Out’ way back when in 2009, and has been rolling out hits ever since, such as ‘Text from Your Ex’, ‘Not letting Go’ and ‘Trampoline’. His rapping skills range from freestyle grime to commercial hits, with his street style being as diverse.
Earlier this year he launched his own line, What We Wear, which incorporates timeless British style with modernity and functionality- an embodiment of his taste. If you’re athleisure obsessed, favouring a fine mix of slouchy-tailored pieces, then Tinie is the only fella whose street style you should steal.
Rappers turning into fashion icons aren’t a new phenomenon, just look at Kanye with his Yeezy line, but Tinie’s look is a lot more accessible. He’s someone you actually want to dress like, and that’s part down to the unparalleled confidence he rocks each ‘fit with and partly because of his styling skills- attention to detail is uncommon with menswear icons, but not Tinie. Word to a wise, do it like this British rapper and pull together every look by adding a statement accessory.
No need to go green with envy over this get up, it can be yours in a couple of clicks! Pair a khaki box jacket with grey printed trousers for a surprisingly lit combo. Finish it off with layered necklaces to add a glimmer of gold.
Florals get a masculine update with darker hues and bold motifs. Pair with a navy jacket, retro sunglasses and Tinie’s signature chains for a London street style worthy #ootd. You heard it here first; the Hawaiian shirt is making a comeback.
White is heating up this SS17! Break up an all-white look by flashing some leg with cropped shorts and espadrilles. Just make sure you stay away from coffee- spillages and this ‘fit don’t work.