What icons do people get their fashion sense from these days? I bet it’s not rappers, but when you think about it, who talks about clothes, shoes and accessories more than our favorite urban wordsmiths? Rappers give us all the advice we need to create a baller fall wardrobe. From name-dropping Gucci to Prada to Louboutin, it’s clear that rappers have college budgets in mind. You’ll be the envy of campus with these fashion must-haves taken straight from the rappers’ mouth.
If a rapper comes onto your campus this fall and people aren’t asking you if your jacket is Margiela, you’re going to be laughed at. It’s that simple. They only run upwards of about $1200 retail, and I haven’t checked, but I doubt you can get them at Marshalls. Still, what a bargain for looking presentable to your buddies.
With roughly 61 references to Gucci bandanas in this song, Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane want college kids to know how essential Gucci bandanas are to your fall wardrobe. But that’s not all; Soulja Boy boasts about wearing Gucci “head to toe” while Gucci Mane boasts about his Gucci keychain holding his Gucci keys (what Gucci keys are meant to unlock isn’t mentioned). Clearly a Gucci bandana simply isn’t enough, so it might be a safe bet just to buy out their entire store if you want to look cool.
Freddy Loafers and Versace Sofas
From: “Runaway” by Pusha T
Whoa! In back-to-back lines Pusha T drops fashion and interior design advice on us. First, we get a recommendation for the ladies, with a reference to Christian Louboutin Freddy loafers. I just checked eBay, and people are practically giving them away for 900 dollars. I hadn’t ever thought of Pusha T as an interior design expert until that last line, but I also never thought of furnishing my rental house with Versace sofas, so my judgment clearly sucks. Plus, I couldn’t find any prices on Versace décor, so I bet it’s really affordable, and way more comfortable than those old couches your parents gave you.
Margiela shoes with no laces
From: “Goldie” by A$AP Rocky
If you don’t know who Rocky is yet, take notice, because he’s going to be the best rapper alive someday. But enough about his talent, here he becomes the second rapper in the list to rep Maison Margiela. The Belgian designer isn’t just jackets apparently; he also makes laceless shoes. You can talk about how good the shoes look all you want, but no one can deny how practical laceless Margiela shoes can be. The amount of time you save not tying your shoes will more than make up for the $700 price tag.
Now I know what you’re thinking by now, you’ve got most of your wardrobe set, but what about headgear? You can’t wear that Gucci bandanna more than once or it’ll get tired, so what do you do? You could follow Mac Miller’s advice and become just like every other guy on campus wearing a snapback, but then you’d not only have to openly admit that you listen to Mac Miller, but also that you take advice from his numbingly stupid lines. No, don’t go the snapback route, instead wear a….
A few caveats: Yes, I know Bob Dylan isn’t a rapper, but he is a wordsmith, and the leopard-skin pillbox-hat is too important of a fashion item to let silly things like article defining genres get in the way. Also, the song’s context actually discourages people from wearing these hats. Also, they’re for women. Let’s not let those little things get in the way of great fashion advice though. Leopard-skin pillbox-hats will be all the rage on campus this fall, maybe even more popular than Margiela jackets. Mark my words.