Is Justin Bieber Becoming A Style Icon?

At the very least, the pop star deserves the award for most improved personal style.

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2014 was a famously bad year for Justin Bieber, with DUI charges, vandalism arrests, and an all-round unlikable attitude that eventually led to the creation of a White House petition asking that he be deported from the U.S. Fittingly, his crimes against fashion were just as problematic, peaking in May of last year with the wearing of a pair of floral shorts so weird and oversized, they can only be described as pantaloon culottes.

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Thankfully, 2015 is the year that Bieber is makes amends with the world. Not only does he have a certified platinum hit song with Skrillex and Diplo's Jack U project, he’s starting to look, dare we say it, kind of cool. Bieber hasn't quite reached Kanye-levels of style icon-ness yet, but he’s clearly gone to a tailor and, with his oversized T-shirts and well-cut suits, seems to be taking cues from well-dressed kids like Jaden Smith and Nick Jonas. He also partnered with Calvin Klein earlier in the year, and he’s developed an interest in the fashion world. In a cover story with Interview magazine out this week, he even discusses having a meeting with the grand dame of fashion, Anna Wintour herself. Surely, Wintour will remind him that there is no better way to show the world he’s a new man than by looking like one—a stylish one. Here we track his style evolution, one Instagram at a time.

This is what Bieber left the house looking like just last year.

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He had a style preference for what can only be described as JNCO/board short hybrids.

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Things started getting better earlier this year, when it was announced that he’d be a spokesperson for Calvin Klein.
He showed up to his Comedy Central roast looking pretty sharp in a bright blue suit—and it fit.
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He even modeled for Vogue with his longtime homie Kendall Jenner.

@mariotestino @kendalljenner

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Maybe his stylish friends Kendall and Gigi were starting to rub off on him?
Because, he’s got the Yeezys...

New yeezys

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This on-trend distressed T-shirt...
And just last week, this how he hit the streets. A vast improvement.

Where r ü now that i need ü

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So even if he falls back into danger-zone from time to time...
Or his Balmain is a little much at the Met Gala...
And sometimes he doesn’t even wear clothes...

Current mood. #nakedjustinbeiber #justinbeiberbutt #buttshot

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This...

@pdfclothing

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...is much better than this….

Ibiza

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...and this...

#thesebottlesformeandmyteam

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...and whatever is happening here, minus the cute kid.

Love u sis

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Keep at it Justin :-)
Is Justin Bieber Becoming A Style Icon?