Harry Styles sat down with The Guardian for an eye-opening interview on everything about his love life, therapy and his clothing choices.
Styles co-chaired the 2019 Met Gala and has long been questioned for his clothing choices that blur the traditional lines between feminine and masculine.
“What women wear. What men wear. For me it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies.’ I think: ‘Okaaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though.’ I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier,” Styles told the publication.
Styles said his change to less expected choices of clothing is “a big moment of self-reflection. And self-acceptance.”
“I think it’s a very free, and freeing, time. I think people are asking, ‘Why not?’ a lot more. Which excites me. It’s not just clothes where lines have been blurred, it’s going across so many things. I think you can relate it to music, and how genres are blurring…” he added.
When asked if that included sexuality, Styles responded, “yep.”
The “Sweet Creature” singer added that his outfit choices have caused people to question if he is bisexual. Although he doesn’t get why anyone “cares.”
“Yeah, I think I do mean that. It’s not like I’m sitting on an answer, and protecting it, and holding it back. It’s not a case of: I’m not telling you cos I don’t want to tell you. It’s not: ooh this is mine and it’s not yours,” he said about his sexuality.
Styles also defended his choices for fashion and even the album cover for Fine Line which some have accused him of perpetrating open sexuality for sales.
“Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No.” He added, “in terms of how I wanna dress, and what the album sleeve’s gonna be, I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with. I want things to look a certain way. Not because it makes me look gay, or it makes me look straight, or it makes me look bisexual, but because I think it looks cool. And more than that, I dunno, I just think sexuality’s something that’s fun. Honestly? I can’t say I’ve given it any more thought than that.”
On a lighter note, Styles’ interview turned to what he watches on his phone–videos sent from his friends of their kids singing along to his songs.
“Never gets old,” Styles added grinning ear to ear.