We fell in love with Harry Styles when he was that 16-year-old boy from Cheshire who worked in the bakery and auditioned for The X Factor singing Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely?’ He was so charming and talented that he became part of the revolutionary boyband of our generation, One Direction, before going on to do his own thing during the band’s hiatus. Whether you’ve been living under a rock since then or decided you didn’t want to understand the Harry hype, we’re giving you five reasons to stan Harry Styles (because a million is “unreasonable” apparently)…
1. He’s a fashion icon
Harry sees fashion as a form of art like music and is always taking risks. He had a suit that turned heads for every show on his last tour and we know he’s teaming up with Gucci to do the same for ‘Love on Tour’ next year. He’s also forever breaking the rules of fashion. This year saw him chair the Met Gala with the theme ‘Notes on Camp,’ which really saw him defy the “gender norms” of clothing and reminded us that we should rock anything we want to wear, not what the label insists. Even on his dressed-down days, you can see he makes casual look oh so fabulous and we are here for it.
2. He’s making older genres cool again
A lot of Harry’s musical influence comes from artists before his time. He’s always talking about them (he’s even besties with Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac!) and is introducing his fans of this generation to them, getting them to truly appreciate music through the years. You can also hear a lot of that sound in his own music – particularly in ‘Fine Line’ – so I’m sure our parents will approve of us blasting it on our speakers (but maybe not at 3am…)
3. He’s super humble
Despite being Harry Styles™, Harry is pretty freaking humble. He gets all shy and blushes when you call him any word which compliments his appearance, he’s also a firm believer that he doesn’t deserve to have anything handed to him on a plate and that he should work hard. Beneath the Gucci outfits and the flashing cameras, he is a truly remarkable guy who deserves the attention he gets, because he’s always on the grind and doesn’t by any means have a big head from it. It’s so great to see a pop star so grounded.
3. He is proud of where he came from
A lot of artists who go solo from being in a group or a band tend to trash it and say how miserable they were or how it “wasn’t them”, but Harry truly loved – and still loves – One Direction. He’s always proud to embrace that part of his life and knows that’s what got him to where he is today.
He’s even open to the reunion happening, saying to Rolling Stone: “I don’t think I’d ever say I’d never do it again, because I don’t feel that way. If there’s a time when we all really want to do it, that’s the only time for us to do it, because I don’t think it should be about anything else other than the fact that we’re all like, ‘Hey, this was really fun. We should do this again.'” Let’s all cross our fingers!
4. He’s really funny
Have you heard this kid’s jokes? They’re so bad they’re hilarious. He’s partial to telling a few knock-knocks on stage, which always gets the crowd going, and he’s able to laugh at himself, too. It’s a great trait to have and we know it’s something that just comes naturally to him, since it’s been said he was like it as a kid, too.
5. He preaches about being kind and doing good
Harry is always thinking about the good we can do in this world. His mantra is ‘Treat People With Kindness’ which then turned into a song, because he loved saying it so much. He’s always being an advocate and ally for important causes. He takes pride flags up on stage to prance about with, he put a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sticker on his guitar and he’s always talking about feminism, equality and just how we can be better people in society. His outlook on life has even encouraged fans to follow in his footsteps. We love this man with all our hearts!
So there we have it, 5 great reasons why you should be stanning our boy Harry freaking Styles.
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