Love her or hate her, Billie Eilish is here to stay. Her alternative rock music may not be favored by many, but her awards and achievements in 2019 alone all speak for themselves. She was awarded New Artist of the Year and Favorite Artist for Alternative Rock at the AMAs, and she also earned herself the Best New Artist award at the VMAs. Yup, those are just a few things that prove her clout, but other than that, there's also her impeccable style, a hellish mix of gritty streetwear. In a short amount of time, the 18-year-old has become a major fashion icon. She even bagged a collaboration with H&M (have you shopped anything yet?), and most of the pieces are indicative of the artist's essential style elements. Here, we decode such elements and more so that you, too, can be as cool as Billie. Or you can at least try to be.
1. Neon green is actually cool.
As if her hair color wasn't enough to tell you what her fave color is, her clothes are here to scream it out for you. Billie loves everything neon green, so really, all you have to do is find pieces in that exact shade and pile them on all at once. That includes accessories, too!
2. Baggy bermudas look great with baggier shirts.
Another Billie essential would be baggy bermuda shorts. She typically pairs this with equally roomy men's XL T-shirts to amplify the proportions. Looking to cop the look? You can sport simple black ones for starters, but if you're feeling adventurous, try a printed one and wear a top in a similar hue. FYI, Billie particularly loves these monogrammed Gucci ones, as seen above.
3. Sweats aren't just loungewear.
What's so great about Billie's style is her unapologetic attitude, almost like the grunge streetwear version of the cool Parisian girl. That being said, it's no wonder Billie has taken to sweats as a fallback ensemble—they're cozy, eye-catching, and very versatile. If you're unsure about how to style your own sweatshirt and pants, dress it up like Billie by layering accessories and sporting a cool bag.
4. You can never have too many statement sneakers.
Although she doesn't gravitate to just one particular design, Billie loves making a statement with her footwear. If she's not matching them to the rest of her outfit for a monochromatic look, she chooses accent colors for extra panache. So here's the main tip: Cop a pair so blindingly bold that it becomes hard to miss.
5. You don't have to wear monograms sparingly.
Whether it's a Gucci monogram or a Louis Vuitton one, Billie loves piling on the prints. The result? Her looks are actually streamlined instead of messy, so you might as well take cues from her. If you aren't keen on a monogram extravaganza though, choose a piece de resistance instead like Billie's LV bandana.
6. Masks can be chic.
Okay, this may not be wearable IRL, but it's not a ghoulish Billie Eilish outfit without a mask to make you take a second look. She should probably trademark it by now. But, something more palatable for everyday life would be her bucket hats and bandanas—just make sure they look campy.
7. Cartoon references are cool.
Billie's style represents the new definition of luxury streetwear, one characterized by elevated basic clothing like T-shirts and dad caps. It's also characterized by frequent pop culture references, and Billie loves a good dose of cartoons! Make like Billie by donning head-to-toe character-printed coords or a cheeky statement piece.
8. Shield sunglasses are practical and fun.
Not one to miss out on a showstopping accessories, Billie favors large, covers-half-of-your-face shield sunglasses. They look especially great with that XL T-shirt and sweats. Easy to cop, right? She even matches them to her monochromatic outfits which we dissect further below:
9. Monochromatic looks are more exciting with kitschy prints.
While the term monochromatic may conjure up images of coords, pantsuits, and minimalist clothes, we average human beings are probably forgetting that this applies to maximalist clothes as well. Billie is usually dressed in monochromatic looks, only she uses monogrammed pieces (duh!) from various brands for a 'streamlined hodgepodge,' if you will.
10. Maybe bling necklaces never really went out of style.
Remember those chain necklaces with blinged out pendants? Yeah, they were super cool a long time ago, and you probably thought you've seen the last of them. But, Billie loves accessorizing her dope streetwear with this nostalgic bling, so you might want to bring them out of your jewelry drawers! The key is to layer different designs, preferably in varying chain lengths.