Justin Bieber, it’s time to talk. While I was no fan of the purple hoodie, I was happy to let sleeping dogs lie. And when that artfully side-swept ‘do starting side-sweeping its way across America, I dealt with it by giving you a virtual hair makeover. But now that I’ve seen the photos of you wearing overalls to meet the Prime Minister of Canada, I can hold my tongue no longer.
I hesitated, I did. I read your poignant defense of the look. I shouldn’t have expected you “to have a change of clothes let a loan a suit,” (but what about let alone a suit?) since accepting the Diamond Jubilee Medal was just one of the many pop star chores you had to do that day. Putting on a new outfit was out of the question… You didn’t even have time to button that other strap! But the thing is, why did you have to wear overalls in the first place?
When you Instagrammed a shot of yourself in your overalls with the caption “I hope you hate my style,” I knew it was a cry for help, so I’ve come to your rescue.
You see, I’ve done my research, Justin. And while these overalls are certainly a bad look, it’s not the first time you’ve stepped out of the house in a sartorial abomination. You don’t want to end up like Bjork, do you? I care, Justin, and that’s why, at the risk of your ire, I’ve selected four of your other worst outfits from the past year. Click through the gallery and I’ll tell you exactly where you went wrong. It’s harsh, I know, but the only way to make you understand is to make you see what the rest of us do when you choose to wear a drop-crotch.
Follow along, readers, as I walk Justin through his fashion crimes. And don’t forget to vote for his worst look in our PopStyle Intervention poll.
A velvet tuxedo does not a style icon make
Ah, the 2011 American Music Awards. It was the heyday of your romance with Selena Gomez (RIP) and you no doubt wanted a look worthy of your first high-wattage Hollywood relationship. Alas, the effect was more Bela Lugosi than Clark Gable. Were you perhaps looking for comfort throughout the three-hour show? Did you want to encourage Selena to snuggle into your velvety soft shoulder? Whatever the reason, it’s no excuse to wear what looks like a tuxedo Snuggie. And the sneakers! Leave the sequins to the tween girls.