Fall TrendsJay Z Went to Beyonce's Birthday Bash In Your New Favorite Shirt
The rapper's 70s-inspired man blouse is your fall wardrobe secret weapon.
America's other first couple, Beyonce and Jay Z, celebrated the Queen's 35th birthday last night with a Soul Train-themed blowout. Party-goers including Solange Knowles, Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys, Jonelle Monae, and Usher dressed up in stylish costumes channeling the 1970s. And though it was technically a costume party, Jay Z's paisley patterned shirt wasn't a joke to us. In fact it's exactly the kind of shirt you should add to your fall weekend lineup.
The rapper arrived in slim ripped black jeans, black suede Chelsea boots, and a subtle black, white, and brown paisley shirt. It's an easy look we've spotted on guys like Harry Styles and Michael Lockley before, and it works just as well on Jay here. The black jeans and shoes give the rapper a slim silhouette while letting his "going out" shirt shine. Are his multiple chain necklaces, pale-lensed shades, and number of shirt buttons left undone over-the-top for your everyday fit? Yes. Still, Mr. Knowles doesn't dress this way all the time and damn if it isn't a stylish power move. If you had any doubt that the seventies are back, you may now lay them to rest.
Here's how to pull it off if you're headed somewhere without a theme to back you up: Find a patterned shirt (paisley, floral, dotted) in a maximum of three tonal colors. Wear it out with slim jeans and boots—black works best. Keep everything else as simple as possible. That means limit your accessories to one (a ring, a watch, a necklace, or a pair of glasses). Now all you gotta do is practice taking a compliment.