A$AP Rocky pleads for fluffy boots and shorts
Fluffy winter boots, a pair of plaid shorts, a hoodie and a varsity jacket – it’s fair to say that A$AP Rocky’s latest look is a hodgepodge of seasons and styles.
However, I remember when the rapper made us all wear long johns under Pyrex Vision shorts or when he convinced us to tie silk scarves around our faces to create a babushka, so I learned that he it was better to follow her fashion choices than to question them.
After all, big boots are enjoying a moment in the spotlight. We’ve already had Ye and her chunky mud boots and Moon Boot’s Y2K-inspired comeback, so it was slightly inevitable that the advent of spring would bring some interesting tweaks as people try to keep their boots spinning. , despite rising temperatures .
Rocky is of course far from the first person to experiment with shorts and boots recently (just scroll down the Bloody Osiris gram or go to the very memorable photo of Gunna in Rick Owens to see it), however, as our craving for chunky boots only increases, it’s something I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of.
The specific pair Rocky chose in this cut was part of Loewe’s FW22 men’s collection. With a plush, tan-colored body, it’s a throwback to Lil Wayne’s 2010s UGG obsession that saw the rapper combine the most extravagant boots with shorts or skinny jeans.
Confusing the seasons further, the top half of the A$AP Mob leader’s outfit included a winter overlay. Pairing shorts and a hoodie is a spring style staple, however, he took things a step further by throwing a varsity jacket over them.
Experimenting with how we would combine shorts with boots this spring, we created three outfits inspired by Rocky’s stage look. After all, if you can’t beat them, join them.
Scroll down to see how we style boots and shorts.
Taking direct inspiration from the man himself, this look features a varsity jacket from our collection with Jacob & Co., the New York jeweler Rocky recently visited in Nigo’s new music video. For footwear, a pair of UGG boots from the brand’s Denim Tears collaboration are a perfect replacement for the yet-to-be-released Loewe boots.
An astronaut in the spring
Moon Boots aren’t just for exploring the mountains on a ski vacation, just ask Dua Lipa who paired a fluffy pair with nothing but lingerie. Taking Rocky’s advice and opting for a varsity jacket over it, we kept things playful with these strawberry print chino shorts from JW Anderson.
You lead the way
Ye’s favorite Balenciaga x Crocs boots are selling out everywhere and if you’re one of those lucky enough to get a pair, here’s how you can wear them all year round. How long will it be before we see Mr. West in something similar?
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