This year, it wasn’t just basic black and suits. Music’s leading men dazzled at the Grammy’s with detailed,accent pieces, and bold colors. If you’re feeling stuck in a fashion rut, copy one of their best tips to up your game wherever life takes you.
1. Try a Bold Blazer
Elton John dazzled with not one but two bold blazers: A multicolored sequin number he wore to the show, then an embellished tux jacket that he wore for his duet with Miley Cyrus. Bold blazers pair well with basic black pants and a black or white shirt; you want to keep the focus on the jacket, and not compete. Since turtlenecks are also having a moment on the red carpet, consider a black turtleneck beneath that statement blazer.
Sequins make any blazer bold. If you’re not into glitter, look for a patterned blazer that adds visual interest. Florals are still having a major moment, as are crushed velvet and ombre.
2. Use Statement Accessories
If you’re trying to expand your wardrobe from a classic look, ease into the style game with accessories. From cufflinks to pins, there are many small details that can jazz up your look. To go even bolder, take a page from Thomas Rhett, who shone with his fur-lined Gucci loafers.
3. Wear a Colorful Suit
Are you bold enough to wear a head-to-toe bright hue? Sam Smith wore forest green and Zayn Malik went in head to toe Millennial Pink. If the idea of a bright suit makes you nervous, go with a bright jacket and black pants. Tyran Brown wore a shiny gold jacket and Ne-Yo dazzled in mustard yellow.
4. Jazz Up Your Outerwear
One last tip to try? Jazz up your outerwear to make a bold first impression, then wear something less wild underneath. Bruno Mars had a major night—both for his seven awards and his glittery red bomber jacket. And Rick Ross wore a silver and black zebra jacket with a fur collar. Big Sean took it matchy matchy with a crushed velvet duster that complemented his dark blue suit. So many #fashiongoals!
Did you catch the 2018 Grammy Awards? Tell us about your favorite looks—for guys or women.