One Direction’s ‘Kiss You’ Music Video: Look By Look

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

Even if One Direction hadn’t diligently rolled out teaser after teaser after teaser prepping you to spend the entirety of today waiting for their “Kiss You” music video, we STILL wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Just ONE glimpse of the campy silliness (a.k.a. GIF bait) of that is this musical short was enough to have us clearing out our calendars to spend the rest of the afternoon watching Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam, and Niall embark on their “epic adventure.” Also, to recap all the (many MANY) hilarious outfits the dudes rock in the video. That cue means, just as you expected, we’re breaking One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video look by look. LEGGO!

SADDLED UP STREET CLOTHES

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

Zayn kicks off the song and video sans his blonde streak (though it makes appearances later), wearing a plain white tee and navy wind breaker. Then, Harry and Liam pop in from the passenger seat and sidecar respectively.

DROP TOP TEES

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

Meanwhile, Louis and Niall are riding casual cool in a red convertible and muted t-shirts.

JAILHOUSE STRIPES

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

The teen sensations pay homage to “The King” Elvis Presley with matching “Jailhouse Rock” ensembles.

MOD SQUAD

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

The Brit-Irish boys do their best British Invasion dressed in all black-and-white suiting separates (kinda like their British Vogue spread) and posing with band instruments and a bass drum with “Kiss You” in ’60s psychedelic script.

COLD SHOULDERS

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

The “Kiss You” production crew turns the studio into a snowy wonderland, and the boys suit up in wintery technicolor togs ready for the slopes. Bobble beanies, goggles, Intarsia knits with evergreens and reindeer, and all puffy everything from vests to overalls.

LEIED UP

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

The theme warms up with these dudes serving up smoldering face game in tropical floral shirts and leis. “Blue Steel” meets Blue Hawaii.

TOURIST KHAKIS AND TRAINERS

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

And in one switch of the pose, they can turn the look into a-dork-ble territory as you can see their bottom halves are rocking khaki pants with white sneakers.

NAUTICAL AND SALTY

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

We showed you these crisp sailor suits before, but they’re absolutely worth showing again. Not to mention the salty stares the boys are wielding with them.

SHIRTLESS + WATER WINGS

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

Aaaaaand the stills you were all waiting for: the One Direction dudes took to stationary surf boards in front of green-screened waves to do their best “Surfing U.S.A.” (or you know, wherever with water). They’re shirtless. Louis is exceptionally tan. And Zayn is making our hearts explode with those tangerine water wings.

ALSO, HARRY

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

Harry was left out of the wide shot but got a close-up of his own. He’s being modest (and maybe a little angry?), but what we want to point out is that this was shot, not only pre-Taylor ship tattoo but also before that winged chest ink.

BOOTS UP ZAYN BONUS

A still from One Direction’s “Kiss You” music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment

Check out the full video for yourselves below and don’t sleep on our friends at Buzzworthy’s epic GIF wall. This boots-up Zayn shot is even better in GIF form.

+ WATCH ONE DIRECTION’S ’KISS YOU’ MUSIC VIDEO

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