U.K. rapper, actress, and photographer Little Simz is unafraid to break the rules when it comes to the classic suit. At the Mercury Prize Awards last month, Simz paired a super wide-lapeled Gucci skirt suit with a pair of mustard yellow socks and heeled red loafers. For the premiere of Topboy, the Drake-produced Netflix series that Simz stars in, she added a sultry twist on a crisp bright red suit with a sheer, lacy shirt that peeked out from underneath the blazer.
For Simz’s red carpet appearance at the Q Magazine Awards earlier today — where she won an award for best vocal performance — Simz yet again redefined the classic suit. On first glance, Simz’s autumnal plaid suit might look relatively traditional, but a closer look reveals a surprising silhouette. Instead of fitting loose on the ankles like most pairs of slacks, Simz’s trousers are finished with very narrow cuffs, which creates a billowing, almost Aladdin-esque effect in the leg. Another unconventional touch is the shirt which is done in the same pattern as the jacket and pants.
Originally Appeared on Vogue