Another month, another batch of strong style inspiration backed with equally excellent music. Feast your eyes and ears on this lot.
APRIL 2017'S MOST STYLISH VIDEOS
By Matt Glazebrook, May 4, 2017
NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) – Scared Money
If we're ranking videos on pure outfit goals, there’s a scene here, about 30 seconds in, that wins the month with a landslide. In it Anderson and Knxwledge hang out near some vintage BMWs, looking an absolute vision of retro awesomeness in bucket hats, skinny adidas footy tops and Gucci sweatshirts. Want.
ZAYN – Still Got Time ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR
Turns out, Zayn’s parties are a lot like our parties. You spend ages picking out the right outfit (logo sweatshirt, checked pants, green-dyed hair), there’s a moment where you wonder if anyone’s going to come, then a load of people you don’t recognize turn up, and you spend most of the night wandering around feeling a bit confused and out of it. And at the end there’s no one left but you and a monkey. Always a monkey.
The Obsessives – You're My God
"I’m trying to be cool," sing Philadelphia indie-rockers The Obsessives. They sing this while mooching about in an array of thrift-store finery (stone-washed denim jackets, straight-leg jeans, normcore sweaters, tie-dye tees) with some on-point manes of long hair, so we’d say they’re doing alright on that score.
DJ Khaled – I'm the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
From the "celebrities aren't like us" school of music videos, DJ Khaled’s latest clip involves a bunch of his famous friends — Biebs, Chance, Lil Wayne, all three Migos — hanging around in a sort of ornamental garden, surrounded by bikini-clad (and occasionally horse-riding) models, generally looking like they're having the time of their lives. So far, so obnoxious — but luckily there’s plenty of stealable styles (Justin's baseball jersey and layered denim/army jacket look, Lil Chano's Billionaire Boys Club sweatshirt and excellent oversized horse-print hoodie) to keep us regular folks from feeling too left out.
First Hate – The One
They may be 20-somethings from Copenhagen, but synth-poppers First Hate do a pretty convincing impression of Manchester in the early '90s in their new video for The One, complete with bowl haircuts, rave-ready jackets, round sunglasses and neon-lit visuals straight out of an editorial in The Face. Kids these days, eh?