Willow Smith’s punk rock style history includes some unexpected choices – Footwear News

Willow Smith’s style has always had an artistic side to it, making her a style star to watch. The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith is known for taking bold risks on the red carpet, going from futuristic to totally glamorous.

Over the years, Smith has made a name for herself with numerous fashion endeavors – whether it’s front row for Dior haute couture, starring in an Onitsuka Tiger campaign or posing at the “Vanity” after-party. Fair” from the Oscars. Since her teenage years, the musician and actress has stood out for her bold, artistic and unexpected style choices, from T-shirt dresses to cut-out crop tops. So are his shoes, ranging from combat boots to sky-high platforms with stiletto heels.

Upon reaching the BET Awards in 2012, Smith went punk at age 12. The “Whip My Hair” musician posed on the red carpet in a metallic gold colored tank dress worn over distressed black tights. For a rock n’ roll touch, she paired the look with a black hat and coordinating Chanel combat boots.


Willow Smith attends the 2012 BET Awards on July 1, 2012.

To check out Rihanna’s second Fenty collection at Savage X Fenty Vol. 2 fashion show on September 10, 2019, Smith gave her punk rock look a polished makeover in a printed T-shirt, black button-up skirt and pointed black coat. To complete his outfit, another pair of black leather combat boots with yellow stitching details.


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Willow Smith attends the Savage x Fenty Vol. 2 show on September 10, 2019.

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Campaign star Stuart Weitzman brought a futuristic touch to the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 22, 2022, hitting the red carpet in a black leather miniskirt with a floor-sweeping trench coat. The sleek look was complete with buckled thigh-high boots with chunky heels, as well as a matching leather choker and lipstick.


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Willow Smith at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on March 22, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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At the 2022 “Vanity Fair” Oscar party on March 27, Smith continued her bold take on punk style in a structured black midi skirt and David Koma cutout crop top with red and silver jeweled sleeves. The glamorous look was elevated with sky-high platforms with towering stilettos and pointed toes, as well as a spiky pendant necklace and Eera key earring.


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Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith attend the ‘Vanity Fair’ Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on March 27, 2022.

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Check out Smith’s starring role in the Onitsuka Tiger campaign in the gallery.

Diana J. Carleton