Yes, you heard me, the creepy dude from We Need to Talk About Kevin is a fashion icon. But it’s easy to understand why once you start looking at his outfits. He’s bold. That’s the first word that comes to mind. Bold. Ezra Miller can make anything work for him, and he damn well knows it. Whether he opts for an outfit consisting of bright colors that don’t match, or something strange like a matador costume, even something unmemorable like a tailored suit, nothing stops the former Prada model from looking fly as hell. So if you’re looking for a source of inspiration for your next incursion into the realm of fashion, there’s a lot you can learn from Ezra. I mean, just look at him.
For starters, the single biggest lesson the co-star of The Perks of Being a Wallflower can teach you is to dare to try new things. Don’t be afraid to mix it up. Are those green pants a little over the top? Hell no, they’re spot on! I’m not sure I should buy this felt blazer… Go for it, you will look awesome in it! Is this shirt to tight? Is it choking you? No. Then no, put it on! The trick is to have a level of confidence that matches your fearless attitude. Ezra looks like he doesn’t care. He doesn’t seem like the type of person who studies fashion magazines, scanning them for stuff he might like. It just looks like he finds the things that genuinely appeal to him and wears them to make a statement.
This is evident in his tendency to break with gender stereotypes. Many of his outfits include elements typically considered to be only for women into his look. By showing how ridiculous it is that men and women don’t wear certain things because they were made for the other sex, Ezra finds uncharted territories for expression and comfort. This androgynous style further solidifies him as an authentic person, confident and uncompromising.
Don’t stick to one type of look. Ezra dresses with clothes from across the fashion spectrum. There are no limits for him. He takes elements that defined entire decades of fashion and combines them with others from opposite eras. The 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s come back to life on Ezra Miller, sometimes simultaneously, sometimes one at a time, but always for maximum effect. At first glance you might think he’s got a vintage style, but this idea quickly vanishes after you’ve scanned through more of his pictures. He’s always keeping us on our toes, wondering what he’ll come up with next.
Finally, complement your clothes with the right hair and beard. Despite his not so bushy beard, Ezra finds a way to make his facial hair work with his outfits. Whether that means long sideburns or practically invisible stubble, he works with what he has, just as he does with his slender frame, which contrasts with the muscular builds most men seek to have. Long or short, messy or groomed, his hair never looks out of sync neither. So don’t feel limited by your physique. Ezra Miller proves style is a matter of personality, not desirable traits defined by society, so we can all look cool in our own way.