I Can’t Get Enough of Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian’s Red-Hot Couple Style

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<h1 class="title">Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker appear smitten with each other as they enjoy a night out together!</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Backgrid</cite>

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker appear smitten with each other as they enjoy a night out together!

Photo: Backgrid

Like much of the internet, I’m obsessed with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s PDA-filled relationship—down to the thumb-sucking video posted on Instagram. As a sign of how hot and heavy this relationship is, they’ve naturally started syncing their styles. Kourtney has been wearing way more black, dressing in punkier, sexier outfits like leather shorts with matching cuissards, an itty-bitty silk black dress with a cutout at the stomach, or a T-shirt emblazoned with “suck” and “bite.” Barker’s style is more simple—he often wears a cutoff graphic T-shirt and a pair of low-slung black jeans—but has the same rude vibe.

MALIBU, CA - MARCH 19: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are seen at Nobu on March 19, 2021 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Photographer Group/MEGA/GC Images)

Celebrity Sightings In Malibu - March 19 2021

MALIBU, CA - MARCH 19: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are seen at Nobu on March 19, 2021 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Photographer Group/MEGA/GC Images)
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Obviously there’s something about Barker that is making Kardashian tick, and it is altering her style. He is in that strange world between outré dressers like fellow artist Carlos Santana and regular dudes with normcore taste à la Ben Affleck. Barker reminds me of a small-town high school punk who goes into the city to thrift for clothes (provided that punk had some liquid cash—some of Barker’s pieces, even his flannels, appear expensive). Swoon.

MALIBU, CA - MARCH 20: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are seen at Nobu restaurant on March 20, 2021 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Photographer Group/MEGA/GC Images)

Celebrity Sightings In Malibu - March 20 2021

MALIBU, CA - MARCH 20: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are seen at Nobu restaurant on March 20, 2021 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Photographer Group/MEGA/GC Images)
Photo: Getty Images

Even in his early days as a drummer in Blink-182, when he dressed in nothing more than pulled-up socks, Vans, and a cutoff T-shirt, Barker had an allure. The whole band was dressed in purposefully unfashionable clothing, plucked from the mall or skate shop. Barker was always silent, drowning in huge shorts that went to his ankles and a growing array of tattoos. He’s grown up along with his style: Now there are flannels over graphic T-shirts and pants with artful designs, like skull symbols. The Vans remain, though.

<h1 class="title">Celebrity Sightings In New York City - January 30, 2021</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - January 30, 2021

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Barker and Kardashian aren’t the only new punkified Hollywood couple. Machine Gun Kelly, a friend of Barker’s, has snagged actor Megan Fox. The two have rowdy style: Kelly, unlike Barker, is a ’90s baby and figuring out his style, dressing in hot pink suits and dying his tongue black. Looking back into fashion history, there’s also Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro, who charmed Carmen Electra and later the runway world when he walked for Anna Sui in spring 1997 wearing a lavender lace camisole top, lace panties, and low-slung leather pants.

Maybe the appeal of a tattooed, soft-spoken man lies in the fact that the style is eternally youthful. He’s everyone’s high school boyfriend in a band, or the dream of one, but more grown-up. Barker knows what works for him—namely, band tees, some of which he’s most likely had since his first days with Blink-182. His aesthetic is obviously rubbing off on Kourtney too, and it looks quite good. Spooky hot. As history has shown us, whether it’s with Victoria and David Beckham or Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow, complementary styles are just another way to show your love for each other. In this case, there’s nothing better than a guy who is grounded in, well, Vans.

<h1 class="title"><em>EXCLUSIVE</em> Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker pictured shopping in Malibu</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Backgrid</cite>

EXCLUSIVE Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker pictured shopping in Malibu

Photo: Backgrid

Originally Appeared on Vogue