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.

Avon Dorsey May, 15, 2017

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.