David Hockney is one of the best artists of the 20th century. He was an extremely versatile artist working in many mediums, but what I think of most often is his punchy, colorful pop art. Much like his art, Hockney’s fashion is vibrant and eccentric. Somehow he pulls off a disheveled, I-just-rolled-out-of-bed vibe while making it look cool and artsy. His outfits feel fun, preppy and quirky, but also accessible and easy to wear. I’m drawn to that unique combination. I myself am a bit of a style chameleon. I don’t like to pick one lane, but there is one constant: comfort. Maybe it’s from being a lifelong Californian, but I can’t stand wearing things that are too fussy. I’m also a fan of menswear — I love a blazer, oxfords, and sweater vest. These are things that can be found in Hockney’s closet, too.
Hockney gives every outfit a spirited flair by wearing bold colors, eclectic prints, polka-dot bowties, or unmatched colorful socks or shoes — all with his signature circular glasses and bleached blonde hair. It’s rare these days to come across people who can pull off ordinary clothes and make them look stylish. You can’t tell how people really dress day-to-day because you only see them in these very contrived outfits on social media. But with Hockney, you can tell this is just how he naturally is inclined to dress. Often there’s a button undone, or his pants are wrinkled, but he still looks freaking cool.
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