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Inside Miguel’s ‘Easy Rider’ Chic

Stylish singer-songwriter shares his on-the-road essentials

Inside Miguel's 'Easy Rider' Chic

Miguel shows off essential clothes and accessories from his personal collection.

Christaan Felber for Rolling Stone

Miguel served up a unique blend of psychedelic soul and sultry rock & roll swagger on 2015's daring Wildheart. This year, the Grammy-winning SoCal singer-songwriter has been keeping up the momentum, touring the international festival circuit and writing nonstop while on the road. In the past two months he's released "How Many," a demo in support of the Black Lives Matter movement – followed by "Cadillac," a glittering dance track for Baz Luhrmann-directed Netflix series The Get Down, as well as a seductive wink of a summer jam, "Come Through and Chill."

Unsurprisingly, Miguel is as adventurous in style as he is in song. He kept the audience rapt during a downpour at the 2016 Governors Ball, clad in a Mexican sarape, Rolex and shredded white jeans. Rolling Stone caught up with him later on at New York's Bowery Hotel, where he showed off some staples from his wardrobe and discussed his sartorial philosophy. "My style is Venice Beach meets East L.A.: Easy Rider chic," he told RS. "I like whatever is authentic to who I am and where I'm from. … I like to feel as comfortable and as free as possible."

Christaan Felber for Rolling Stone

“Art Dealer Chic,” “Wild” Tattoos

"It's a line from my song 'Adorn,' but also, 'Art Dealer Chic' is a philosophy. It's about the history of the art dealer in culture. The art dealers were the ones deciding what would be relevant and what was worth buying, you know? That, then, affects what we see in museums and what trickles down through history. It all starts with the art dealer. If you take that concept and realize that your life is your own to curate, you are the art dealer of your own life and you decide what is relevant in your life, especially now."

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