Style Your Guy: Jussie Smollett Talks Spring Style, 'Alien: Covenant' and Lessons From Black Women

Jussie Smollett shows us how to rock yellow and dishes on his role in one of spring’s biggest films.

His Approach To Fashion:

“I’m a T-shirt and jeans type. I wouldn’t even wear clothes if I didn’t have to. Ha, ha! But I do like to put on a suit and feel like Sidney Poitier or Cary Grant every once in a while.”

His Advice For Women on Upgrading Their Man's Wardrobe:

“Listen to your man. Any ‘upgrade’ should ­simply be your version of what your dude wants and what he feels comfortable in.”

On Working On The Movie Alien: Covenant:

“I play Ricks. He and his wife are the youngest couple, and they lead the navigation team on Covenant, the colony ship that sets out to find a remote planet on the other side of the galaxy. Our planet is failing, so the crew finds what they believe to be an ­uncharted paradise. Well, it’s not.”

What The 34-Year-Old Has Learned From Black ­Women:

“Love and fearlessness. The resilience, beauty and grace in Black women is hard to even put into words.”

This feature originally appeared in the June 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.