10 Bizarre Macklemore Outfits Everyone Needs This Summer

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    Aloha Shirts

    Hawaiian shirts can be hard to pull off due to the cheese factor involved. Do it correctly, however, and it can be the perfect summer uniform. If you don’t want to look like a tourist ready to take home volcanic rock, ditch the dad jeans, fedora, and camera strap that always come to mind. Instead take some tips from this Macklemore outfit and keep it simple. A plain tee and jeans will go perfectly with something as loud as aloha shirts.

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    Pastel Colored Suits

    Visiting somewhere tropical this summer? Or do you want to get your Miami Vice steeze on? How about try something along the lines of pastel colored suits in lighter fabrics like linen. That way you get to look cool and stay cool when the temperatures rise. Macklemore executes the South Beach vibes to a tee with this mint colored number. The outfit alone could have won him another Moonman at the VMAs if there was a most stylish category.

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    Ponchos

    Macklemore is no stranger to the poncho. If you’re looking to dip into stoner styles, the drug rug might be one staple you need to add to your rotation. It’s great for festival season when the sun goes down, or even better for your next Joshua Tree spirit walk. A poncho can be your safety blanket when the mercury dips to chilly temps.

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  • Camo

    Camo is no longer for the battlefield, and definitely not for hiding. If you want to stick out on the streets and turn some heads, try incorporating the disruptive pattern material into your outfits. The military-inspired print isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Just enlist one camo item at a time and build around that as your base. Once you get good at wearing it, you can try mixing patterns like Macklemore. Check out how he pulls off advanced moves with this number.

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    All-Over Print Pants

    Ok, so the coat is a little more for winter. But it doesn’t hurt to get one now while the prices are low and stash the item for the colder months. Meanwhile, if you want style that truly stands out, all-over print pants should do the trick. Similar to camo, stick to one patterned item at a time and work in solid basics. It’s summer time so you should add a little excitement to your outfits.

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    Pilgrim Hats & White Denim

    A t-shirt and jeans will forever be a staple summer uniform. This year, break off from what everyone else is doing and step it up notch. First, ditch the snapbacks and add a broad-brimmed hat to keep your dome shaded all the way around. The look has been co-signed on the runways, so it’s time for you to bring the look to the street. Also Memorial Day has officially passed, so replace the usual blue denim with some white pants to complete your next-level summer uniform.

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    Vests

    Vests are dangerous territory where you can go wrong in all sorts of ways. Thankfully, Macklemore has mastered the look so you can take some notes on how to wear one if you’re willing to enter style-risk territory. Leave the satin and wool vests for prom and formal occasions. Instead, go for unique patterns and keep the rest of your outfit simple.

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    Leather Tank Top

    Summer is officially suns out, guns out season. There is no better way to stay cool than throwing a tank top on and leaving your bare arms exposed to the elements. Battle the heat by going luxe this season with a leather tank that just screams badass. Just make sure to toss on some deodorant.

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    The Canadian Tuxedo

    Denim-on-denim isn’t just for your dad anymore. The Canadian Tuxedo, if not done right, can look like a total disaster. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pull it off. Your pops may have rocked a matching denim jacket, but ditch that and go for a lightweight chambray shirt instead. Keep the fit slim and play around with lighter washed denim this summer for a modern take on this dad classic.

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    Capes

    The most next-level outfit on this list involves a cape. It’s totally unique and an accomplishment only a few can get away with. You can count Cam’ron as one of them being that he has a collaboration with Mark McNairy on a few custom capes. The other is Macklemore, who pushes the Jawn Draper movement further with this get up. Will you be the next one to pull off the superhero swag? You might never know unless you try. Warning: outfit only for dudes whose swag is always on a hundred thousand trillion.

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From the man who rose to fame by rapping about rummaging through other’s used clothing, you can bet Macklemore knows how to give a fresh take on something old. The “Thrift Shop” artist can put together a solid outfit like it was his job. Honing his style with the DIY attitude and creativity that comes with thrifting, the Seattle rapper has developed a signature look to call his own.

From pilgrim hats to pants with crazy patterns, the results are always unique–maybe not for everyone, but certainly not a disaster either.

As Macklemore celebrates his birthday today, we’re looking back at some of the weird fashion he’s rocked in the past. See what you can learn from this second-hand expert. Here are 10 bizarre Macklemore outfits that everyone should have in their rotation this summer.

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