Yeezy Season ME
Last Thursday I went to Kanye West's The Life of Pablo tour, and I knew I wanted to look fly for the concert! In today's post, I'd like to talk about what I wore that night. But before I do, I wanted to do a little *YEEZY APPRECIATION POST*. Not only have I been a longtime fan of his music, but I have followed his influence on fashion closely throughout the years.
Whether you like it or not, Kanye has definitely changed the world of fashion. From the ridiculous shutter shades phase in the early 2000's, to the re-popularization of concert merchandise through his Yeezus & TLOP tour clothing, to his wildly successful Yeezy sneakers and fashion lines, he has undoubtedly brought street style back into the limelight.
Something I have been especially impressed by was Kanye's ability and desire to make concert clothing chic again. Girls wore vintage Metallica and Led Zeppelin tees all the time, but besides that, concert shirts for the most part were heinous. However, starting the Yeezus tour, Kanye made his shirts super edgy with an interesting skeleton theme. The Life of Pablo tour apparel had a very different style, with a lot of girls wearing his tour shirts super oversized with thigh high boots, and "PABLO" or tour dates written on nearly everything. His influence on concert apparel can be seen through other artists drawing major similarities on their merchandise such as Justin Bieber's Purpose tour.
Aside from his tour merch, his reach in fashion has extended far beyond music related ventures. Kanye's shoes have popularized the sock boot trend, as seen on Emily Ratajowski below, as well as his ever popular (and always sold out) Yeezy sneakers. His high fashion Yeezy line included attendees from literally everyone in the fashion industry, including Vogue editors. Although his high fashion line is widely controversial, he did popularize the skin tight layered nudes look as well as oversized sweaters and shirts into everyday streetwear. Kanye has not been the first to do any of these ideas, but what he does best is take something relatively simple, add an edgy twist to it, and repopularize it for the masses.
As for what I actually wore to the concert, I decided to go for an all black approach with a twist, by wearing these amazing lace up leggings from Nasty Gal. Rihanna makes a very similar pair from her FentyxPuma line, which I had also tried on, but the Nasty Gal ones fit me better because they were a little shorter, and the Nasty Gal ones are about half the price of the Fenty ones.
I paired these pants with a simple black cropped sweater, black booties, and a Yeezus hat. If you end up going to any future Saint Pablo tour dates, I highly recommend checking out the concert merch! I got the Saint Pablo tour tee (yes the one with Kim K on the back). It is a little ridiculous looking, but I surprisingly wear it often to run errands and get a lot of compliments on it.