Style Guide: Incognito Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is the fashion icon we all deserve.

Today we look to an unlikely source for summer outfit inspirations. Academy Award Winner (finally), philanthropist, and connoisseur of supermodels, Leonardo DiCaprio is an undeniable pillar of American cinema. For decades, he has lit up the silver screen with his jaw-dropping performances and monumental presence. But off-screen and off the red carpet, well, let’s just say that he takes special measures to go relatively unnoticed when he’s standing next to Rihanna at Coachella. And luckily for us, those measures involve pageboy hats, khaki cargo shorts, acid wash jeans, that weird mask thing, umbrellas, and towels. Let’s be honest, Leo doesn’t exactly dress like he’s an Academy Award winner with a million dollar yacht and a revolving door of supermodels. But when you really think about it, Leonardo DiCaprio’s incognito style falls under the minimalist, sportswear, “normcore” category that’s increasing in popularity every season. So, here’s how to dress like Leonardo DiCaprio...but, you know, a little bit nicer. 

Classic Stripes 

Photo from JustJared.com

Photo from JustJared.com

Once popularized by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, this classic piece is now a staple in another fashion icon’s closet. Founding member of the “Pussy Posse,” Leonardo DiCaprio is often seen camping out at Michelin star restaurants and vaping in one of these wardrobe must-haves. And it’s no wonder! Stripes are a perfect way to achieve a polished look. But don't be afraid to look for a modern spin on this classic piece. Wear your stripes to the farmer’s market with a solid colored textured midi and swap the vape for literally anything else.

Baseball Cap and Neck Scarf

American Needle MLB Raglan Mesh Baseball Hat

American Needle MLB Raglan Mesh Baseball Hat

 THERMAL, CA - APRIL 16:  Singer Rihanna and actor Leonardo DiCaprio attend the Levi's Brand And RE/DONE Levi's Present NEON CARNIVAL With Tequila Don Julio on April 16, 2016 in Thermal, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Best Events)

Teen heartthrob turned serious actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been rocking the hottest summer '16 trend for women for years now. In fact, you could argue that Leo’s go-to sports event get-up was miles ahead of its time. This match made in heaven is perfect for the great outdoors or sitting courtside with your supermodel bae. Feel free to mix and match patterns, but adhere to a specific color palette. For added Leo effect, add a pair of opaque sunglasses perfect for driving during the night time. 

Floral Skirt & Wide Brimmed Hat

Hit the beach like the Wolf of Wall Street himself in this breezy, vacation-ready look. Forgo a snappy shirt for a vibrant pair of shorts, or if you’re really feeling like amping it up, a floral skort. Remember to pick colors that will match a good pair of chunky sandals. All you need on top is a plain white shirt, your favorite wide-brim hat, and the knowledge that you should have won that damn award years ago.

Denim (On Denim on Denim on Denim) 

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The full Leonardo DiCaprio package wouldn’t be complete without a good denim heavy look. Although the environmentally conscious philanthropist hasn’t worn denim on denim since his Growing Pains days, I think it’s fair to say that his polo shirts are so light blue that they might as well be denim. So for all intents and purposes, let’s talk about denim on denim and how to pull it off correctly. When it comes to wearing multiple denim items in one outfit, there are a few things that you should really consider. The most important, illustrated by Leo above, is that your top denim should always be lighter than your bottom denim.


Are you ready to dress like an Academy Award Winning Actor? Who's your unlikely fashion inspiration? Let me know below! Thanks for reading! 


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