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My Style Icon: Zayn Malik

To me, Zayn Malik from One Direction has one of best sense of style out there. He’s not afraid to take risks, and likes to pair different kinds of trends together, to form a masterpiece. He, along with One Direction’s stylist Caroline Watson (pictured below), collaborate to create looks that get widespread attention. Last year, GQ.co.uk readers named Zayn the Best Dressed Man of the Year. He is also nominated again this year for the same award.

Zayn uses a variety of shops and brands to formulate his looks. He is not a label junkie; if it looks good he’ll wear it. From ASOS to Alexander McQueen, from the streets of London to the Red Carpet, Zayn always manages to look put together.

I always find myself trying to emulate his style. His street style always has a bad boy, urban, hipster feel to it (but he’s far from the “bad boy” persona the media gives him). It always looks effortless. Below are some of my favorite street style looks. Believe, there are more looks that I love, but I don’t want to bore you with pictures of Zayn, when you can just go on Tumblr and find other majestic pictures of him.


His style does a complete 180 when he is a Red Carpet worthy events, as he still keeps his street style look, but with a more formal, refined edge.

As of late, I find myself trying to steal some of his looks. And unlike some of his band mates and their designer pieces (*cough*Harry Styles and Saint Laruent*cough*), Zayn Malik keeps it real with affordable pieces. With great resources, such as the helpful blog dresslike-1d.tumblr.com, you can see that Zayn gathers his pieces from stores such as ASOS and Urban Outfitters, in addition to some designer pieces.

Not only is Zayn Malik a style icon, he is an ambassador to The British Asian Trust. The British Asian Trust reaches out to the poorest people in South Asia. They unite the community to address the most urgent problems–the very roots of poverty–facing disadvantaged communities today. The Trust is managing donations to The Pakistan Recovery Fund to rebuild lives following the floods. And in honor of Zayn’s 22nd birthday on January 12th, with the help of 1D Fans Give, fans of One Direction are trying to raise $10,000 for the Trust. AS of December 30th, the fandom has raised $7,204.94. Donations can be made on the Just Giving website here! Donate in honor of Zayn’s birthday!

Who’s your style icon? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

-R.N.