What’s In Their Wardrobe? // Virgil Abloh

For the past 13 weeks, we’ve been breaking down what’s in certain celebrity wardrobes and identifying how many looks each individual has, while showing how they pair these looks with their footwear rotation. During the month of April, we’re going to be switching it up and pinpointing what some of the most popular designers are wearing at the moment.

To kick things off, we figured we’d begin this adaptation with someone who’s probably the most relevant in the current events section – Virgil Abloh. Virgil is a renowned DJ, the style maven who was behind the scenes of Kanye’s career, and the creator of mainstay streetwear brand, OFF-WHITE. Most recently, he was appointed to creative director of Louis Vuitton this past month, which comes to no surprise since his OFF-WHITE venture was the avenue that was supposed to build him the credibility to do so. It wasn’t really a matter of if Virgil was going to work for one of the house fashion labels, it was which one.

No Hiding from Camo (Or Any Other Patterns)

There’s no hiding from camo in fashion right now. Whether that’s an all-over Bape print, a woodland camo North Face x Supreme jacket, or the essential army jacket by OFF-WHITE, there’s just no escaping it. And who better to attest than the latter’s founder Virgil Abloh, who wears the pattern with ease regularly. For Virgil, he swings to the extremes, rights and lefts, and polar opposites when it comes to fashion. And that goes for camouflage designs, too.

Some days he’ll wear a very loud orange woodland camo jacket and pair those with some vibrant green Flyknit Trainers ┬ájust to make sure nobody missed what he picked out for that day. Yet somehow, he pulls these sorts of looks off even though it seems a bit farfetched.

A key factor for these style moves is that Virgil ensures that each piece is relatively simple in its overall design, meaning nothing has too many design elements other than the actual hue of the piece itself. Another example would be of one of the pics below, featuring Virgil wearing camo cargo pants with a royal blue sweatshirt. Aside from the colors, they are both fairly simple in terms of their design, but adding some prism to the picture certainly makes them more noticable.

Plenty of patterns and plenty of pop.
Plenty of patterns and plenty of pop.
You'd never imagine that this color makes sense, but Virgil shows that it works.
You’d never imagine that this color makes sense, but Virgil shows that it works.
Timbs and a camo military jacket are any day essentials.
Timbs and a camo military jacket are essentials.
Your new Louis Vuitton creative director.
Your new Louis Vuitton creative director.
This jacket brings buffalo check to a whole new level.
This jacket brings buffalo check to a whole new level.

It’s as Simple as T-shirt and Jeans (Or Pants)

These days, people wear so much stuff it’s almost like they wear every single label in their closet just to say they have it. Very few people have the ability to flex everyday style without needing the labels to prove it. Virgil is one of those individuals however. Give him a basic hoodie, Levi’s and a plain t-shirt and he’ll style it better than most who picked up an assortment of the last Supreme drop. Virgil doesn’t overthink fashion and sticks to the standards that are proven to work.

And just because it’s a simple combination like a t-shirt and jeans, that doesn’t mean you have to blend in either. Essentially, it’s actually a way to stand out, as most brands out there are still on the layering trend. Not only is this an easy way to stand out, but believe it or not, you can still add some styling to these combos.

Think the look is boring or outdated, Virgil will prove that the ’90s are back in a big way and will even wear a tucked in shirt, light wash jeans, and a skinny belt – topped off with some Forces of course. We even hear that there’s a few renditions of Air Force 1s with Virgil’s touch out there. The photos below with Virgil’s wardrobe tips might even convince to break out your old ’90s CDs and pop them into your boombox.

A plain white tee and light wash jeans with some AF1's makes it impossibly easy to look cool. The hardest part is deciding if those Forces are white or OFF-WHITE.
A plain white tee and light wash jeans with some AF1s makes it impossibly easy to look cool. The hardest part is deciding if those Forces are white or OFF-WHITE.
Black and white contrast amongst basics enables your kicks to take all the glory without the anxiety of picking out an ill outfit.
Black and white contrast amongst basics enables your kicks to take all the glory without the anxiety of picking out an ill outfit.
Pretty sure you could've worn this look 50 years ago and could still wear this 50 years from now and still look classic.
Pretty sure you could’ve worn this look 50 years ago and could still wear this 50 years from now and still look classic.
Virgil's style is any minimalist's everyday wardrobe playbook.
Virgil’s style is in any minimalist’s everyday wardrobe playbook.
Can't get on board with the tucked in tee look? How bout half-way in?
Can’t get on board with the tucked in tee look? How bout half-way in?
When you hit style legend status, you can upgrade your t-shirt and jeans combo with a leather jacket. Actually, you could do that anyway and you would still look legendary.
When you hit style legend status, you can upgrade your t-shirt and jeans combo with a leather jacket. Actually, you could do that anyway and you would still look legendary.

Denim Days are Never Over

The denim jacket will never die and neither will Virgil’s style. Yes, we’ve seen the denim jacket as a staple in vintage style realms, but the way Virgil pairs them with his wardrobe, it brings a timeless romance to streetwear community, earning its place as a street style staple. What’s so cool about the way Virgil rocks these jackets — whether they’re his own brand or not — is that his look never looks over thought, which actually makes his style even better.

Just like what the OFF-WHITE brand stands for, branding is everything. Whether that’s a look, a logo, a design, etc., for Virgil it’s having this everyday casual look that he is so well known for: simple things like jeans, AF1s or Vans Old Skools and a sweatshirt with a denim jacket layered over it.

The most versatile piece in anyone's wardrobe - the denim jacket.
The most versatile piece in anyone’s wardrobe – the denim jacket.
Wearing All-black always makes a statement, but offsetting it with a blue denim jacket shifts this look into fifth gear.
Wearing all-black always makes a statement, but offsetting it with a blue denim jacket shifts this look into fifth gear.
Wear your denim jacket, but bring your bright orange North Face just in case it rains.
Wear your denim jacket, but bring your bright orange North Face just in case it rains.
Denim jackets are great for spring styling or if Anna Wintour is standing next to you.
Denim jackets are great for spring styling or if Anna Wintour is standing next to you.

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