Tomorrow marks what would have been the 46th birthday of rap royalty Tupac Shakur. Remarkably, his legacy includes 75 million records sold worldwide and a spot on Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ list. But his unrivaled music-legend status is not the only reason for remembering the rapper, as he is still considered one of hip hop history’s most stylish men.
As many a #ThrowbackThursday post illustrates, Tupac was not the type to shy away from a bold fashion statement, and this is exactly why he should be at the top of your mind – and your Pinterest board – when considering an accessory update. Find style inspiration in Savoir Flair’s gallery, below, alongside a shoppable edit inspired by the signature pieces that Tupac was never seen without.
Much like the street-style stars of the last two years, the printed bandana is a piece Tupac was rarely seen without. His collection boasted multiple styles and patterns worn as a neckerchief, headscarf, and full bandana.
The Gold Chain
No true hip hop artist’s wardrobe is ever really complete without a chunky gold chain or medallion, and Tupac was no exception to the rule.
The Round Glasses
This is a throwback trend we’ve seen all over the Instagram accounts of every cool kid in LA (we’re looking at you, Kendall and Bella), but Tupac was arguably the first to rock the thin, round frames.
The Supersize Rings
Tupac was never knowingly seen without piles of signet rings adorned with diamonds to finish off his eccentric evening looks or classic sport jerseys.