15 Reasons Why Jaden Smith Is Our Generation’s Style Icon

It's called fashion, look it up.

Jaden Smith is back in the news this summer for his progressive views on fashion and gender.

The middle child of the Smith family dynasty has blossomed into a fashion icon in recent years, pushing boundaries (and gender norms) with an ever-developing wardrobe that includes mostly gender-neutral pieces. And the powerful message he pushes to compliment his unique style is inspiring a new generation of genderless fashionistas.

“I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms,” he told British GQ in March. “I don’t see man clothes and women clothes, I just see scared people and comfortable people.”

Preach, king.

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Below, check out the 15 reasons why Jaden Smith is our generation’s style icon aka 15 reasons you should start dressing like Jaden Smith:


  1. He wears oversized sweaters

    Jaden Smith shows off his skateboard tricks while riding in Calabasas, California. Jaden was wearing a torn shirt and jacket with a photo on the back. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL1287329 200516 Picture by: VIPix / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Looks comfortable! Is fashionable!

    Jaden Smith shows off his skateboard tricks while riding in Calabasas, California. Jaden was wearing a torn shirt and jacket with a photo on the back. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL1287329 200516 Picture by: VIPix / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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  2. His luggage turns into a scooter

    The extravagant actor was spotted at Rio de Janeiro airport looking even wilder than usual. Apart from his flamboyant clothing he was riding a Micro Luggage - a $400 suitcase/skateboard/scooter hybrid. Smith had been in Rio for a Louis Vuitton fashion show. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL1292848 300516 Picture by: Leo Marinho / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    If this isn’t the epitome of badass, idk what is!

    The extravagant actor was spotted at Rio de Janeiro airport looking even wilder than usual. Apart from his flamboyant clothing he was riding a Micro Luggage - a $400 suitcase/skateboard/scooter hybrid. Smith had been in Rio for a Louis Vuitton fashion show. Pictured: jaden smith Ref: SPL1292848 300516 Picture by: Leo Marinho / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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  3. His ponchos

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    He modeled a poncho in GQ and even told the magazine what essential he can’t live without: The denim jacket.

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    GQ

    “Proportions, silhouettes, and split-hems: These are the key terms of your new, next-level fashion speak,” the magazine wrote. “Use wearing a classic denim jacket as an excuse to get even weirder with the rest of your outfit.”

  4. He coordinates outfits with his sister

    Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology' Gala on May 3, 2016 in New York City, New York. Pictured: Willow Smith, Jaden Smith Ref: SPL1274564 030516 Picture by: Wallberg / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Yas! That’s ya boy wearing a skirt to the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” gala at The Met in May!

    Jaden Smith and Willow Smith seen at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City Pictured: Jaden Smith,Willow Smith Ref: SPL1274899 030516 Picture by: Frank Sullivan/Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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  5. He has a skirt in every fabric [image src="wp-attachment://440605" title=""Justin Bieber's Believe" - Los Angeles Premiere" alt="LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Actor Jaden Smith arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere "Justin Bieber's Believe" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on December 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)"]

    "Just Come Here"

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    Leather, polyester, lace, mesh, meat (probably) — take your pick!

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    Jaden Smith wears a black leather dress in the Calabasas heat while out with his buddies. Tomorrow is his birthday. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL574259 070713 Picture by: Fern / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Jaden Smith out and about in Calabasas. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL1167232 031115 Picture by: Jacson / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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  6. That hair!

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    The Jaden is the new Rachel.

  7. He wears different colored shoes

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    You have thought about this before and wish you were brave enough to do it. Be honest.

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  8. He leaves the house as a literal superhero

    May 29, 2013: Jaden Smith and rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner with few friends seen leaving a Nobu restaurant this afternoon in New York City, USA. Earlier Jaden was shopping for 'IronMan' costume and later he's was playing around with it. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL549759 290513 Picture by: GSNY / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Here is in May 2013 taking Kylie Jenner on a date, dressed as Iron Man. This is real.

    May 29, 2013: Jaden Smith and rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner with few friends seen leaving a Nobu restaurant this afternoon in New York City, USA. Earlier Jaden was shopping for 'IronMan' costume and later he's was playing around with it. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL549759 290513 Picture by: GSNY / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    May 29, 2013: Jaden Smith and rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner with few friends seen leaving a Nobu restaurant this afternoon in New York City, USA. Earlier Jaden was shopping for 'IronMan' costume and later he's was playing around with it. Pictured: Jaden Smith and Kylie Jenner Ref: SPL549759 290513 Picture by: GSNY / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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  9. He’s not afraid of hats

    Jaden Smith arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Divergent' at the Regency Bruin Theatre on March 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Salangsang | LEP | Splash) Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL721935 180314 Picture by: John Salangsang/Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Or jewelry!

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Jaden Smith is seen on April 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/GC Images)
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  10. He respects camouflage

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Jaden Smith and Sarah Snyder are seen arriving at Kanye West Yeezy Season 2 during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Skylight Modern on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
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    Real men love nature.

  11. He’s down to try out a new hairstyle for the day

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    Here he is sporting a gorgeous afro on the set of The Get Down last July.

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  12. He knows how to dress for an occasion

    Jaden Smith was seen wearing a wetsuit while posing for the photographers on the sand in Malibu. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL799359 120714 Picture by: Reefshots / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Mesh top for hiking: essential.

    Jaden Smith was seen wearing a wetsuit while posing for the photographers on the sand in Malibu. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL799359 120714 Picture by: Reefshots / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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  13. He really understands the importance of mesh

    Jaden Smith returned from interviews and was still very friendly taking photos with little fans and signing autographs. He was seen holding an unknown object in his hand however the MSFTS designer seems to be his own muse wearing the latest pieces of his line. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL547136 200513 Picture by: Blayze / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Does Nasty Pig need a new creative director?

    Jaden Smith returned from interviews and was still very friendly taking photos with little fans and signing autographs. He was seen holding an unknown object in his hand however the MSFTS designer seems to be his own muse wearing the latest pieces of his line. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL547136 200513 Picture by: Blayze / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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  14. He’s bringing overalls back

    Jaden Smith seen leaving SunLife organics in Calabasas, CA. Jaden Smith appears to be wearing a surgical mask while holding a Just Water drink next to his ear like you would a cell phone. Jaden was wearing cut off overalls and a plaid shit and sunglasses. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL1269827 240416 Picture by: VIPix / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Somebody’s gotta do it!

    Jaden Smith was seen leaving Le Pain Quotidien in Calabasas after dining with Kylie Jenner. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL1243439 120316 Picture by: Lauren / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    Jaden Smith and girlfriend Sarah Snyder spotted walking hand in hand at the Coachella Rose Garden in Indio, CA. Pictured: Jaden Smith, Sarah Snyder Ref: SPL1266838 190416 Picture by: Sharpshooter Images / Splash Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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  15. I mean. He wears surgical masks and uses coconut water bottles as phones

    Jaden Smith seen leaving SunLife organics in Calabasas, CA. Jaden Smith appears to be wearing a surgical mask while holding a Just Water drink next to his ear like you would a cell phone. Jaden was wearing cut off overalls and a plaid shit and sunglasses. Pictured: Jaden Smith Ref: SPL1269827 240416 Picture by: VIPix / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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    This has nothing to do with fashion but I definitely trust this man’s opinion!!

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.
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