Evan Dale | May 3, 2020
A Fearless Canvas of Exuberant Color
Smino has never adhered to the colorfully minimalist approach taken by so many other rappers and artists. Instead, he goes in the complete opposite direction.
A Unique Taste in Jelwery
Like any rapper at the top of the hip-hop game, Smino has some outrageous jewelry. But in many ways, he distances himself from the pack by wearing jewelry that most rappers aren’t taking a risk with.
Never Without a Pair of Outlandish Frames
Behind Air Force 1’s, Smino’s next staple piece seems to always be a pair of futuristic shades that act as ornamentation for the rest of his already zany outfits.
Patterns, Graphics & Undeniable Confidence
Smino is an artist of outrageous creativity and confidence, and no matter what he’s wearing, it works if for no other reason than he says that it works.
Air Force 1’’s, Air Force 1’s, Air Force 1’s
‘I guarantee you my first pair of Air Forces were on my feet before I could even walk. Nelly’s song was just a response to the culture of the city. That’s why it hit so hard. ‘Let me get two pairs.’
Merges his Style with that of other Cultures
Smino’s style shifts and adjusts all the time. And a lot of that has to do with him embracing the stylistic nature of the places he goes to on tour. Those little additions become statement pieces in his wardrobe.
Embraces Timelessness of Hip-Hop Fashion
Smino has never given into trends. If anything, he exists in the trends established by the pillar eras of hip-hop where puffy jackets and gold chains were the only formula at the time.
A Prominent Figure of Streetwear
Aside from his couple staples: Air Force 1’s & outrageous frames, Smino consistently dabbles in the graphic tees and nylon joggers made sacred by the streetwear community.