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Wiz Khalifa is over dressing 'like a kid'

Published 07/07/2016

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa

Rapper Wiz Khalifa has employed stylist Lauren Matos to help him create a more sophisticated look.

Wiz Khalifa is focused on evolving his personal style to a more grown up look.

The Los Angeles-based rapper, who is working on a new album and about to head on tour with Snoop Dogg later this month (Jul16), has decided it's time to reinvent his look and has employed stylist Lauren Matos to overhaul his closet with more tailored pieces.

Lauren has introduced Wiz to pieces from high-end designers, including Saint Laurent and Gucci, to help him move on from his favourite brands, Palace and Supreme, but without diminishing his favoured streetwear look.

"I don’t want to look like a mannequin," he told The New York Times. "I feel like when people start getting money, they start dressing weird. But I also want to graduate my style. I’m 28 years old, so you can’t dress like no little kid anymore."

Now Wiz, real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz, shares that he's all about what he describes as his "party shirts", which are typically nice button-ups made from silk, often printed with "crazy" designs. He also loves a black bomber jacket with gold zips that Lauren had customised to fit the heavily tattooed star's lithe form.

"We get a lot of stuff custom-made. I’m really skinny, so a lot of pieces, unless they’re from certain designers, they’re not built for my body. Like this T-shirt I have on, it’s custom and even has my own tag in it," he explained.

Otherwise, the 28-year-old says he's focused on bringing more simplicity into his wardrobe, focusing on white T-shirts, black skinny jeans, basic jackets and Gucci loafers. And the Remember You rapper really likes how he looks in crisp white ensembles, which he tends to accessorise with gold chains and his favourite Rolex watch.

"I like to wear all white: white shirt, white hat, white jeans. It just looks awesome. I look like a little scoop of ice cream," he laughed.

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