Jonah Hill Has Emerged as the Low-Key Style Icon We Need Right Now
If you pigeonholed Jonah Hill into comedy after Superbad, think what you'd be missing. Likewise, if you wrote off the actor as a funny man without a "leading man" sense of fashion, you'd be wrong. Or at least, half wrong. Instead of traditional Hollywood style, Jonah's emerged as the perfect kind of icon for style right now; he's an original — cool and offbeat. He makes us laugh, makes us think, and mostly seems like a guy we just want to hang out with. His street style is similarly relatable; it makes us smile at the way he's unassumingly tossed on a bucket hat and tinted shades and finished the whole thing off with pair of Adidas Sambas (from his own collaboration, no less).
He's mastered a brand of dressed down that always comes with an added element, like a great pair of sneakers, a bold ring, or something of a colour story. But he's never coiffed or overdressed. There's no attempt to be anything other than himself, and that's the kind of style we can all take notes from.
He's part Cali surfer with a New Yorker's sense of confidence, intellect, and nonchalance. His looks give off a little IDGAF energy without being at all pretentious. Those vibes were all over the snap he shared on Instagram posing with Zoë Kravitz in The Row over the summer and in his latest red carpet appearance — identical Gucci looks (down to the satin slides) for both Jonah and his partner, Sarah Brady, that served as a kind of a wink to the carefully orchestrated, coordinated couples' style moments we've seen repeatedly on the red carpet. It was thoughtful and, yes, perhaps a bit calculated, except for Jonah's earnestness and the sheer joy that twinning with his girlfriend seemed to bring him. He shared a photo of their looks to Instagram with the caption, "@dontlookupfilm premiere last night with my lady @sarahhbrady thank you for being the most supportive and best human. I love you. And thank you to the amazing @ezrawoodsofficial for coming out of retirement to style us as glam space twins. Love you 😍". But it was also a different way to do couples' style, and that was refreshing, too.
So maybe, his latest style moves — and the release of his new film, Don't Look Up — renewed our interest in the actor off screen, but a closer look at his riffs on tie-dye tees, denim on denim, and expert styling of a well-worn beanie, and all signs point to the fact that Jonah has been bringing this kind of low-key fashion inspiration for years. I, for one, am here for it. Won't you join me?