Style Evolution: Tyler, The Creator's Trendsetting Looks That Break The Mold Of Hip Hop Fashion

Style Evolution: Tyler, The Creator's Trendsetting Looks

Style Evolution: Tyler, The Creator's Trendsetting Looks That Break The Mold Of Hip Hop Fashion

The multi-hyphenate creative, who's performing at this year's BET Awards is breaking boundaries in fashion, one look at a time.

UPDATED ON : JUNE 27, 2021 / 03:48 PM

Written by Emerald Elitou

Tyler, The Creator knows how to break the mold with his unique fashion choices! Once known for his classic and casual attire—mostly consisting of statement-making socks, cargo shorts, and striped golf tees—fans of the "See You Again" rapper have watched his personality evolve, along with his personal style. 

Now a fan of custom suits and eye-catching accessories, the 30-year-old star once told Dazed, “The fashion world don’t let many people in. And because I wear t-shirts and shorts, I’m not all like high fashion. They don’t take me seriously.”

Clearly, the industry missed the mark with this icon-in-the-making. Today, the multi-hyphenate creative is paving the way for how we showcase our artistic side with clothing. As a confirmed performer for the BET Awards 2021, we decided to highlight some of the entertainer's most memorable clothing choices over the years. And best believe, the style evolution is worth the scroll!

  1. 2013: VGX
    at VGX 2013 on December 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Spike)

    Using inspiration from the past, Tyler gave us stylish mobster vibes in his oversized leather zoot suit jacket, white slacks, and statement-making socks fit for a star. Of course, his smooth moves were a bonus during his onstage performance. 

  2. 2015: A$AP Rocky Performance
    <<enter caption here>> at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 22, 2015 in New York City.
    (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

    The California-native left us mesmerized when he performed onstage in the canary yellow faux fur. Never one to stray away from his casual style, the “Find Your Wings” rapper stayed true to himself in his signature polo shirt and simple cargo shorts.

  3. 2017: Panorama Music Festival
    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 28:  Tyler The Creator performs during the 2017 Panorama Music Festival - Day 1 at Randall's Island on July 28, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
    (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

    The “Flower Boy” rapper isn’t afraid of rocking loud prints. Tyler stepped onto the Panorama Music Festival stage wearing pink, red, and green flower printed pants that grabbed everyone's attention—including ours!

  4. 2018: Grammy Awards
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Tyler the Creator arrives at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
    (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)v

    Tyler kept things cool at the 2018 Grammys. Dressed in a Fall/Winter 2018 Supreme wool overcoat, the red-carpet-ready star paired his wintery look with a matching white-and-blue Louis Vuitton scarf, a furry Ushanka, and his signature Converse Chuck Taylors.

  5. 2019: Governors Ball Music Festival
    performs onstage for Day 1 of 2019 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island on May 31, 2019 in New York City.
    (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Governors Ball)

    When you're as creative as Tyler, it’s easy to think outside the box. Swapping out his personal style for that of his alter-ego, Igor, the trendsetting entertainer gave a viral performance in a neon-green tailored suit and stylish dress shoes. A platinum blonde wig was just what it took to take this look to a new level!

  6. 2019: WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Tyler, The Creator attends the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards sponsored by Harry Winston and Rémy Martinat MOMA on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards )
    (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards)

    There’s no question that his style is just as innovative as his music! Tyler showed up to the 2019 WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards with some serious swag in a custom-made suit. The “Puppet” rapper finished off his dapper ensemble with a furry hat, extra dark shades, a light pink bag, and classy lace-up shoes that commanded attention.  

  7. 2020: Brit Awards
    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Tyler, The Creator winner of the International Male Solo Artist award poses in the winners rooms at The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
    (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

    Proving once again that he’s a fashion icon in the making, Tyler garnered serious attention at the 2020 Brit Awards in a stylish animal-print sweater vest. Collecting his award, the trendsetting rapper completed his look with 70s-inspired brown slacks, mint-green Converse sneakers, and a brown Golf Wang hat. 

  8. 2020: The Grammys
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Tyler, the Creator attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
    (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

    Always willing to push the envelope, the award-winning artist paid homage to the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel in a bright pink bellboy ensemble from his brand Golf le Fleur. Tyler accessorized his look with oversized luggage, which he eventually opened up for fans to reveal  more clothing from his collection inside.  

    We surely look forward to seeing what Tyler, The Creator wears while performing at the BET Awards this year! Don't forget to watch the BET Awards 2021 on June 27 at 8/7C.

(Photos from left to right: Noam Galai/WireImage, Noam Galai/WireImage, Lars Niki/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards)

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