- Justin Bieber’sfashion has evolved quite a bit since he rose to fame at 14 years old.
- His early style choices included a lot of flat brim baseball hats, cardigans, and chunky sneakers.
- Bieber now tends to favour oversized tops, tie-dye patterns, and bright colours.
- His hair has also gone through many phases, while his tattoo collection has expanded dramatically.
While his early fashion choices included many purple cardigans and chunky sneakers, these days, Bieber can usually be spotted wearing eye-catching, trendy outfits and pieces from his own clothing line.
See his epic style evolution, from start to finish, below.
Bieber established his trademark hairstyle back in 2009.
Once his covers on YouTube gained the attention of record labels, Usher signed Bieber as a teen protege to Island Def Jam in late 2008. “Bieber Fever” exploded shortly after.
He was often spotted wearing cardigans, usually in his favourite colour: Purple.
After his rise to fame, the colour purple quickly became synonymous with Bieber’s aesthetic.
Young Bieber was also a fan of zip-ups and stiff baseball hats.
At the launch of his EP, “My World,” in November 2009, Bieber matched his black sneakers to a simple black zip-up. A purple t-shirt and checkered baseball hat added a pop of colour.
At his first-ever Grammys in 2010, Bieber wore a black vest, black tie, and black glossy pants.
He presented an award onstage with Kesha.
Bieber wore glasses and yellow sneakers to an event in early 2010.
The ensemble was topped off with a long silver necklace.
Bieber leaned heavily on monochromatic outfits with pops of purple during his “My World Tour” in 2010.
His all-white outfit with a purple hoodie and purple sneakers quickly became iconic.
He went for a classic suit at the 2011 Golden Globes.
He still wore sneakers, though.
At the 2011 Grammys, Bieber showed up in a white tuxedo and a black bow tie.
He still wore sneakers.
Bieber went for a more casual, eclectic look at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
In one of his first forays into patterned clothing, Bieber paired his black blazer, gold jewellery, and bright red pants with bold cheetah-print shoes.
He wore a shimmering purple jacket and sparkly shoes to perform on “Dancing With the Stars” in late 2011.
Debuting a very different haircut than his “Beliebers” were accustomed to, the pop star performed his hit single “Never Say Never.”
Bieber and then-girlfriend Selena Gomez looked elegant at the 2011 American Music Awards.
Bieber even slicked his hair back to match the couple’s classic Hollywood glamour.
Bieber kicked off 2012 with a bright blue jacket and colour-coordinated shoes.
As he got older, he continued to sweep his hair out of his face.
He debuted a new tattoo and shorter hair in the summer of 2012.
His fifth tattoo – and the first on one of his arms – was inspired by the title of his third studio album, “Believe.”
While performing at the 2012 American Music Awards, Bieber wore black on top and red on the bottom.
He continued to collect ink on his arms.
He wore a red suit on the “Believe” purple carpet in December 2013.
The red-blazer-and-red-pants combination was accented with sunglasses and white shoes.
Bieber channeled Michael Jackson on his 2013 “Believe Tour.”
One of his tour looks included an all-white outfit with gold, fingerless gloves.
He flaunted two almost-completed tattoo sleeves at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
He wore a dark blue suit with rolled-up sleeves for amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala.
Bieber debuted bleached-blond hair in December 2014.
Bieber attended the grand opening of West Coast Customs Burbank Headquarters with newly bleached hair and a darkly coloured, casual outfit.
He wore a wide brim black hat and ombré flannel at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango in 2015.
The outfit marked his continued infatuation with shiny black pants.
Bieber arrived to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with long, sideswept hair.
He looked trendy in a buttoned-up shirt, leather jacket, and distressed jeans.
He returned to form with an all-white outfit and backwards baseball cap while performing in September 2015.
Bieber performed during the Think It Up education initiative telecast for teachers and students.
Bieber stepped out in a green beanie and matching nylon jacket on November 2, 2015.
Over black jeans, he layered a longer white t-shirt underneath a dark Nirvana t-shirt.
At the 2015 American Music Awards, Bieber donned an oversized Nirvana t-shirt and distressed jeans.
Bieber took home an award for collaboration of the year, thanks to his smash hit “Where Are Ü Now” with Skrillex and Diplo.
He rung in 2016 by rocking a small man bun.
Bieber attended Sean Penn’s Help Haiti Home gala wearing a snazzy, velvet blazer.
Bieber was blond yet again, wearing a red bomber jacket, for a 2016 Saint Laurent show.
The patterned jacket was cleverly coordinated with Bieber’s beige shoes.
Bieber wore a black-and-white ensemble on the 2016 Grammys red carpet.
Bieber won his first Grammy ever in 2016 for “Where Are Ü Now,” which won best dance recording.
Bieber often wore his own merch while performing on his “Purpose World Tour.”
Much of Bieber’s “Purpose” tour wardrobe was inspired by lyrics on the album and included photos of his own face.
Bieber favoured plenty of long jackets and baggy clothing in 2016.
He also continued to rock long, blond hair.
Bieber had a brief dreadlocks phase in April 2016.
He wore a New York Rangers hockey jersey to the iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016.
He performed at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards with a newly shaved head and a casual outfit.
Bieber performed onstage wearing a beige cardigan, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers.
Bieber wore a bright yellow zip-up sweatshirt while performing in December 2016.
Bieber wore baggy shorts over blue jeans and began to lean into colourful pieces of clothing.
Bieber stepped out in a piece from the Supreme x Louis Vuitton collection in the summer of 2017.
Bieber made very few public appearances in 2017, but he had a big year: He featured on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s infectious club banger, “Despacito,” which was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 16 consecutive weeks throughout the summer.
After laying low for nearly a year, Bieber emerged with a refreshed, colourful style — and a new girlfriend.
Bieber and Hailey Baldwin began to step out very frequently in the summer of 2018, often wearing trendy and colourful outfits.
These days, Bieber tends to favour bright, retro outfits.
He wore a lime green baseball cap, Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirt, and rainbow-striped track pants on August 4, 2018.
Bieber stepped out with a tropical shirt and tiny mustache in August 2018.
Bieber went out in head-to-toe tie-dye — just days after he and Baldwin tied the knot.
Bieber and Baldwin secretly wed at a New York City courthouse on September 15, 2018, which was later confirmed in a Vogue feature.
Bieber released his own clothing line in early 2019.
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