Saturday night was 5th annual BET Hip Hop Awards. Very much akin to MTV’s Video Music Awards, the Hip Hop Awards celebrate the year’s best in performers, music videos, producers, albums, etc in the hip hop wordl. Also very much like the VMAs, the dress code is more relaxed then other awards shows (like, say, the Oscars) and allows for more personality to be displayed by the musicians.
With that said, I was a little disappointed by the ensemble choices of the majority of the female attendees and thought it was definitely the men that stepped it up style-wise. These are a few of my favorite looks from the night:
Diggy Simmons – son of one of the most influential hip hop stars of our time, Rev Run, this 15-year old is definitely trying to make a name for himself in the worlds of music and fashion. Signed to Atlantic Records earlier this year and launching his own sneaker line, Chivalrous Culture, Diggy showed off his effortlessly cool look on the “blue carpet”. Donning the always-classic combination of black and white, Simmons looked more put together than a lot of people much older than him ever do.
Roscoe Dash – Dash displayed a fantastic balance of a little bit of prep and a little bit of hip hop to make an outfit that was a whole lot of style. Pairing a plaid button up and cardigan with baggier jeans, sneakers that match his shirt’s color scheme, and just a little “flash” to step it up, Dash’s style is clean and simple without being anywhere near boring.
New Boyz – I have been a huge fan of these boys’ style since I first heard of them. They have been a major part of making the mixing of hipster and hip hop style mainstream and their outfit choices on Saturday were just another prime example of the fearlessness they have when it comes to bringing together so many different style elements! Retro lettermen cardigan, denim vest, beanie, backwards cap, and lots of layers made up their HHA looks…and I get it two-thumbs up!
Did you watch the show? Whose look screamed “Yes!” and who was just a hot mess?
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