Does It Annoy Hailey Baldwin That Justin’s Outfits Upstage Hers?
Ever since Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber announced their engagement, the two have been inseparable. No really, they haven't left each other's sides, so much so that it's suddenly newsworthy when we spot one of them emerging solo. From NYC to London, Bieber and Baldwin (wait, has nobody came up with a cute couple nickname for them yet?) have been proving to be quite the celebrity It couple—with the wardrobes to prove it. We've spotted them in coordinating "dad" sneakers and outfitted in every hypebeast/hypebae's dream wardrobe.
Up until now, though, it's been Baldwin whose signature edgy, streetwear-inflected ensembles we've talked about at length, but Bieber clearly isn't ok with sitting back and letting his model fiancé take up all the sartorial spotlight. No, he's a style star in his own right, ok, and recently we've noticed him making a concerted effort to up his 'fit game just to prove it. What started as a few innocent pool slides and Hawaiian-print bro shirts quickly evolved into an aesthetic in its own right. We see what you're doing here, Bieber.
We're not saying that HB hasn't been serving up killer style these days (she has), but we can't help but wonder, with a budding style icon like Bieber by her side experimenting with so many new looks, is Hailey ever annoyed that he's been upstaging her street style at every turn? After all, she's the one who's more known for how she dresses, and here comes Bieber trying his hand at the whole fashion thing. Stealing your thunder a bit, Hailey? Scroll down to see Bieber's standout outfits as of late and decide for yourself how you think Hailey feels about it all.
Phase 1: A street style star emerges
Outfitted in a Rhude tie-dye hoodie and Nike x Off-White sneakers, the singer proves he can do more than just tell the world how (very) off-duty he is right now; he can nail a 2018 trend while doing it.
Phase 2: We're sensing a pattern here
If it ain't broke… Bieber saw our interest in his tie-dye hoodie and raised us an entire tracksuit in a (somehow) even more vibrant array of colors. Meanwhile, Hailey's subdued black ensemble seems to pale in comparison.
Phase 3: A "dad" fashion icon in the making
Bieber hit his stride here, swapping out the tie-dye for an arrestingly bright Gucci tropical print shirt and finished off the look with pool slides. Dad Bieber, everyone.
Phase 4: He's cultivated a full-blown aesthetic
This is peak Bieber fashion. From the leaf print shirt to the high-water trousers and thick tube socks, he's leaned way into the dad aesthetic, and we have to admit, it's working. Sorry, Hailey, your look is cute too, but are those Balenciaga tube socks?! Epic.
The jury's still out on Hailey's thoughts and feelings.