Zayn Malik: Boyfriend in our minds, forever. And the fact that he has all the makings of a modern day Romeo doesn’t make things any easier for us; we're no match for Zayn’s thirst-trap appeal.

The former One Direction member's developed a style all his own within the past few years. From letterman jacket throwbacks to loud Louis Vuitton to barely anything at all, whatever this man puts on (or takes off) keeps our eyes on him at all times.

In honor of Zayn's 23rd birthday — and his many leather jacket moments — we're celebrating the former 1D hottie with an ode to his hottest looks. Scroll through the gallery above to see how Zayn’s style has transformed since his fresh-off-of-X Factor beginnings.

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