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Happy birthday, 2pac! The iconic rapper (and Poetic Justice actor #neverforget) would've been 43 today. In honor of Tupac Amaru Shakur, we've rounded up some of the raddest tributes online. Everything from nail wraps, prints, and a Versace-inspired T-shirt in addition to finds that you might find in a swap meet. Happy birthday, Pac. You are missed.

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Kanye West, North West

SO QT.
Photo: @kimkardashian Instagram

Yesterday North West (aka #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTBABY) had her first birthday, and it looks like she's already taking after her dad in the fashion department. Not that we're surprised: North's ever-expanding wardrobe has been stocked with designer duds since she was only a few months old thanks to all of Kanye's designer friends. But this Father's Day, which coincided with her birthday, North showed off a new side of her steez that was less fancy and more functional. Kim Instagrammed North napping alongside Kanye in a cozy heather gray tee that matched her dad's, making our collective hearts melt. We still haven't gotten over how utterly adorable the photo is, but anytime there's matching, our brains automatically flips the "Who wore it better?" switch.

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Robert Pattinson Bright Suits

Robert Pattinson in 2014, 2012 and 2010.
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Dang, it's been awhile since we've seen our boy Robert Pattinson all suited up, but thanks to his latest film, The Rover, R-Patz is back and bolder than ever—and we mean that literally. Yesterday at a his L.A. premiere, Robbie (oh, can we call you that? Cool, thanks) made quite the entrance in a blindingly bright blue suit. But if this whole look is feeling eerily familiar, you aren't crazy. For the past four years, he's made a statement Gucci suit his signature red carpet ensemble. Let's take a look back, shall we?

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Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook is v stylish, and soon, the whole world will know.
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Unfortunately for those of us looking forward to another Heat v. Thunder accessories arms race, the Oklahoma City Thunder narrowly missed their chance to play in this year's NBA Finals—leaving those of us invested in the Western Conference (for reasons I won't get into on this platform) with the Spurs. (Listen, they're a great team, one of the greatest, most consistent of all time, don't get me wrong, but from the fashion side of things offer only this.) But for those of you who, like us, are pining for the days of yore, there's a silver lining. WWD reports that OKC point guard Russell Westbrook is teaming up with Barneys for a very special collaboration. So dust off your lensless glasses, folks. Russ is about to turn your closet UP.

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How America feels about the Super Bowl is how the rest of the universe feels about the World Cup—except it's an even BIGGER deal, because it only comes every four years. We're not going to give you a history lesson, nor are we going to tell you why you should tune in (I mean, c'mon).

Point being: Starting today and running through July, there are going to be a whole lotta games to follow, and you're going to need cool stuff to wear while watching 'em.

TEXTILE ELIZABETH AND JAMES FOR SHOPBOP

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Who knew MK+A were such soccer fans? The world's most fashionable twins produced a line of striped, cropped, and generally rad tees that are so stylish, you'll have no excuse not to watch the games with friends.
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Ed Sheeran

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We watched last night's Ed Sheeran doc. You did, too. But did you catch all those close-ups of his kicks? Our favorite loop-pedaling ginger is a bunch of things—singer, songwriter, Taylor Swift needlepoint recipient—but did you know dude's a sneakerhead, too?

For a guy who's constantly on the go, jet setting from one side of the globe to the other, he switches up his kicks with a truly mind-blowing frequency. In fact, he's pretty much never photographed wearing the same pair of shoes...quite the style statement for a guy who's allegedly not into fashion. (He recently told Billboard magazine, "I’ve just never really given a F about what people are wearing, so I don’t know why people care about what I have on.") Regardless, the people (me) do care what he has on, particularly if he's wearing a pair of VERY RARE Airs in a sold-out colorway.

I, for one, would love to know his secret. Does he travel with suitcases full of Jordans? Or does he wear 'em once, leaving a trail of Yeezys in his wake and picking up new ones as he goes? Or does he spend all his spare time trolling eBay and bidding on limited-edition Dunks? Whatever the explanation, Ed's collection is cool enough to impress even the most discerning sneakerhead out there. Also impressive? The fact that he's literally never been photographed in shoes that aren't sneakers, not even on the Grammy red carpet. His dedication is admirable.

Ed Sheeran

Photos: Getty Images

When: June 5, 2014
Where: KISS FM
What: Air Jordan 3 Powder Blue sneakers

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Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Needlepoint

Taylor's needlepoint.
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Ed Sheeran's MTV documentary Nine Days and Nights premieres tonight on MTV at 11 p.m. EST, but our frandz at MTV News have a preview of the show and it involves Taylor Swift, Drake, and needlepoint.

It's no secret that Taylor loves to ~craft~, but we had no idea needlepoint (specifically) was among her crafty talents. The above cross stitch was made by Taylor and gifted to Ed, which makes sense because it features the both of them. It'd be weird if she gave it to, like, Hailee Steinfeld instead. It also features the phrase "The struggle is real" and some lyrics from "Started from the Bottom." Fact: Taylor is not the first person to embroider hip-hop lyrics onto canvas—below are a few of our faves. Enjoy 'em (and maybe consider decorating your home with them?)!

DESTINY'S CHLID - "BOOTYLICIOUS"

KANYE WEST - "GOLD DIGGER"

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Stars, they're just like us. They wear T-shirts. Sometimes they wear T-shirts of their celebrity friends on them (see Katy Perry's Kanye shirt, Rita Ora's salute to her BFF Cara Delevingne, and the T-shirt arms race that Ryan Gosling and Macaulay Culkin seem to be in.

Not Nicolas Cage, though. For Cage, the only celebrity worth wearing is himself. He was spotted at a Guns N' Roses concert with Andrew "Dice" Clay wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a portrait of his own mug on it. Let that sink in for a moment. Nicolas Cage with Andrew "Dice" Clay at a Guns N' Roses concert. In 2014.

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“We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.” - Kahlil Gibran
Photo: Guns N' Roses Instagram

The Diceman was wearing a black leather sleeveless vest, a printed black-and-white tee (also sleeveless), fingerless gloves, and oversized aviator glasses, while Cage was clad in Cowboy Couture, which included the following: a cowboy hat, gold mirrored aviators, beaded necklaces with matching bracelet, cocktail rings, a cane (why not?), a wine goblet, fringed black jeans, a holster belt, and *takes giant breath* a T-shirt with a "Rage Face" Cage on it (the best part of his outfit, IMHO). Want to get in on the action and sport a Nic Cage shirt of your own? Lucky you, we rounded up a few.

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Kanye West

Happy Birthday, Ye! Photo: Splash News

Today is Kanye West’s birthday, y’all! Judging by how epic his wedding was, we doubt Kanye will be skimping on the celebration for his his 37th year. Last year’s party guests included Beyonce, Jay Z, and Nas. While there’s no point in even trying to speculate how it will go down and what he will wear–with all of his designer friends, the possibilities are endless–we can say with relative confidence that there will be ice cream. Even if you haven’t obsessively followed photo trails of Kanye’s whereabouts over the years, surely you’ve seen the photo-turned-meme of 'Ye looking at his happiest while enjoying an ice cream cone. So, to help celebrate Kanye’s birthday, even if you don’t make this year’s uber-exclusive guest list, we rounded up some of the best ice cream-themed clothing online that you can wear in spirit. You don’t need Red Octobers to show your love for Yeezy.

Kanye West

Photo: Forever 21

If you’re lactose intolerant, maybe ease into showing your Yeezy pride with these subtle ankle socks. We wouldn’t want the temptation to be too strong—but these still send a message. Plus, priced at only $1.50, the commitment is low.

Kanye West

Photo: Romwe

If College Dropout-era Kanye is your favorite, this Ben & Jerry's ice sweatshirt is perfect for you. Back in those days, Kanye was all about maximalism–the more logos the better. One of his first press images was of him carrying a Louis Vuitton backpack, so he definitely would have approved of this brand-centric sweatshirt. Nowadays, 'Ye’s all about minimalism.

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Bowie's done it. Little Richard's done it. Kurt Cobain, too. Glam rock was essentially built on dudes pushing boundaries in clothing, hairstyles, and yes, even makeup more typical of the female set, and that, in turn, influenced other genres like shock rock, hair metal, new romanticism, and goth, to name a few. Gender-bending style has long been the provenance of rock and rollers, played mostly for either laughs or simply to shock the normies, but these days, you're slightly more likely to see a rapper in womenswear.

Rap, much like heavy metal, is a historically hyper-masculine genre of music, so it's refreshing to see men in the hip-hop industry wear clothing that isn't gender-specific simply because (a) they like it and (b) do you really need another reason? Let's take a look at our favorite MCs bucking conventional clothing stereotypes.

JAY Z

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Jay-Z in New York on June 4, and the same jersey on Shopbop.
Photo: Splash News/ Shopbop

Jay Z was spotted in a Rodarte jersey in New York while hanging out with the Queen Bey herself. Fairly innocuous right? It looks just like a football jersey, but it's from a line best known for its ability to blend esoteric themes of "prettiness" with unconventional subject matters like Japanese horror movies (see: the Fall 2008 collection). As it stands, you can purchase it on Shopbop for $405. You could have worse role models than the Jigga Man.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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