Aesthetically Pleasing Human: Lil Yachty

Aesthetically Pleasing Human

If I said I haven’t accidentally listened to Lil Yachty’s “Teenage Emotions” for 95% of my commute home this week, I would be telling you a big fat lie. And yet, with an album cover such as this one, how can I detest this strange, newly formed ritual?

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What I didn’t know about rap’s proudest luxury boat fanatic is that he is already making a splash on hip hop’s second-gen fashion scene, championed by FW regulars like A$AP Rocky and, of course, Kanye West. That said, Lil Yachty’s look deviates from his predecessor’s distinctly due, at least in part, to his unyielding commitment to color. On a scale that begins with Jay Z’s uniform of black t-shirts and more black t-shirts and ends with Shabba Ranks, Lil Yachty’s eccentric aesthetic undoubtedly tips the more flamboyant end of the scale.

Below, I’ve highlighted — not that he needed any more highlighting, really — my favorite Lil Yachty looks to date.

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I’m 98% sure bare skin + oversize blazer + layered statement jewelry just became my new favorite equation. If you care to join, here’s a Celine statement chain swiped from the Chic on the Cheap vault to get the ball rolling.

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From the “Lady In Yellow” music video. Way to keep it on-brand, LY.

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Yes. Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes (Stefon voice.) It should be noted that Blake Lively also wore this outfit recently, because it’s 2017 and life is weird.

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I thought no one could wear teeny tiny sunglasses better than Rihanna, and now I am in the midst of an internal crisis. Taken from EXIT Mag by way of Hypebeast.

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Taken from of the UGG x Jeremy Scott spread that launched this summer. The boots say “Ugg Life,” because of course they do.

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I’m pretty sure Man Repeller was prompted to declare red the new monochrome go-to immediately after uncovering this image.

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This reminded me of Andre 3000’s incredible approach to music videos, which, in turn, made my heart smile.

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I’m pretty sure Lil Yachty is what happens when you turn the saturation up to 100 while filtering that picture you look really pale in.

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Heads up: your statement sleeves are not in the same universe as Lil Yachty’s statement sleeves.

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All this to say, I love you.

If you’re looking for a Lil Yachty starter pack, “Forever Young,” “Bring It Back,” “Lady In Yellow” and “Priorities” are great places to begin. Seriously! So good!

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