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.”
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:
He wears oversized sweatersVIPix / Splash News
Looks comfortable! Is fashionable!VIPix / Splash News
His luggage turns into a scooterLeo Marinho / Splash News
If this isn’t the epitome of badass, idk what is!Leo Marinho / Splash News
He modeled a poncho in GQ and even told the magazine what essential he can’t live without: The denim jacket.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.”
He coordinates outfits with his sisterWallberg / Splash News
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!Frank Sullivan/Splash News
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)"]
Leather, polyester, lace, mesh, meat (probably) — take your pick!Fern / Splash NewsJacson / Splash News
That hair!Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic
The Jaden is the new Rachel.
He wears different colored shoesJon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
You have thought about this before and wish you were brave enough to do it. Be honest.Steve Granitz/WireImage
He leaves the house as a literal superheroGSNY / Splash News
Here is in May 2013 taking Kylie Jenner on a date, dressed as Iron Man. This is real.GSNY / Splash NewsGSNY / Splash News
He’s not afraid of hatsJohn Salangsang/Splash News
Or jewelry!JB Lacroix/GC Images
He respects camouflageGilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic
Real men love nature.
He’s down to try out a new hairstyle for the dayRaymond Hall/GC Images
Here he is sporting a gorgeous afro on the set of The Get Down last July.Raymond Hall/GC Images
He knows how to dress for an occasionReefshots / Splash News
Mesh top for hiking: essential.Reefshots / Splash News
He really understands the importance of meshBlayze / Splash News
Does Nasty Pig need a new creative director?Blayze / Splash News
He’s bringing overalls backVIPix / Splash News
Somebody’s gotta do it!Lauren / Splash NewsSharpshooter Images / Splash
I mean. He wears surgical masks and uses coconut water bottles as phonesVIPix / Splash News
This has nothing to do with fashion but I definitely trust this man’s opinion!!