Michael Jackson would have been 54 today, and rather than think about how sad it is that he’s not around to celebrate with his fans or his kids, we’re going to look back at one way he’s still affecting us, to this very day: his iconic fashion. We may not all be walking around in $20,000 crystal-encrusted jackets like mega-MJ fan Tracy Morgan — nor are we sporting just one glove these days — but we’re impacted by his signature style in more subtle ways. Sequined and mirrored tops are making their way into everyday clothing this fall. Military-style jackets hit the runways a few years ago and are still prevalent on the street. Tight-fitting leather apparel is hot. And men’s pants have inched up their ankles for the past year — though no one’s brave enough to show off white socks and loafers with those short pants yet. Here are a few examples of MJ styles we’re still loving today.
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