Billie Eilish knows that it’s way more fun to break the rules than it is to follow them. The 17-year-old breakout singer is turning stereotypes of the sugar-coated pop star on their head by being unabashedly herself, something her next-level style can attest to. If you count yourself as one of her 31 million Instagram followers, you’re familiar with the logo-filled, oversized, OTT outfits she shares in her feed and if not, you’ll be compelled to hit “follow” by the end of this story.
What makes Eilish’s style so next-level is how far she’s willing to commit to a look. Head-to-toe neon green? She’s game. Wearing multiple oversized pieces at once? She doesn’t bat an eye. You see, Eilish pays no mind to all those old-school fashion “rules” or random etiquette you’ve probably been conditioned to follow. While it seems counterintuitive, her outfits are so good because they push boundaries, not despite it. Rules are meant to be broken, right? In fact, these fashion rules are essentially obsolete, but the ones we are pointing out here are the ones we tend to notice when we see them.
To see what we mean, scroll down to see seven times Billie Eilish disregarded commonly-held fashion advice and still aced her look. If you’re a true fan, you’ll be humming along to the tune of her “bad guy” track while reading this. And if you’re so inspired by her approach to style, peruse our shopping picks for each look.
We love a good of-the-moment trend over here, but even we’ve been told that combining too many in a single outfit can overdo it. Billie disagrees. She’ll take some snakeskin and neon green and throw in a bucket hat for good measure because more is more in her book.
How many times have you heard that you need to dress for your some elusive body shape? I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer not to be put in a sartorial box and neither does Eilish. She prefers oversized clothing over fitted pieces and isn’t afraid to up the volume, something that gives all of her outfits their undeniable cool factor.
The infamous Coco Chanel quote has no place in Billie Eilish’s world. Instead, she layers on heavy chainlink necklaces, statement sunglasses, and the like because that’s just how she rolls. For the record, we’re into it.
One thing Eilish’s style is definitely not? Subtle. She tends to go all-in on a single color scheme, even if that color is as attention-grabbing as neon green. While I don’t think I could muster the confidence to wear a ‘fit like this, I have to give her tons of credit for commiting.
Thanks to the resurrection of the ’90s logomania trend, designer logos are everywhere to be found. While some might advise wearing on logo item at a time, Eilish has made head-to-toe designer outfits a signature of her style.
Sure, wearing sunglasses comes with its own unspoken etiquette of when and where you can and can’t wear them, but for the pop star and her bold style, they’re simply one last accessory that completes her look—indoors or out.
I’m pretty sure the rules that govern color combinations were meant to be broken. Rules like avoiding black and navy, black and brown, or black and grey (in the case of this Billie Eilish) outfit just don’t stand up when the look is this good.
For more rule-breaking style, next, see Rihanna.