What We Can Learn from Bill Murray's Many Outlandish Outfits

There are plenty of life lessons the actor's wacky getups have taught us over the years

01 of 06

1. WHEN IN DOUBT, MATCH YOUR SURROUNDINGS

1. WHEN IN DOUBT, MATCH YOUR SURROUNDINGS
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Because nothing says stylish quite like camouflage – '90s fashion has made its comeback, after all – so basically Bill Murray's leafy outfit, which he chose to wear to one of his many golf games, is genius in more ways than one … not including the high probability of not bumping into someone unfavorable because of the camo, though that's a pretty sweet perk too.

02 of 06

2. LOOK LIKE ROYALTY, ACT LIKE ROYALTY

2. LOOK LIKE ROYALTY, ACT LIKE ROYALTY
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Murray once channeled the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and immediately evoked the type of confidence some of us are lucky to have, if even for a few minutes (4.12 if Queen Bey's is inspiring your swag).

03 of 06

3. ALWAYS BE THE STAR OF THE SHOW

3. ALWAYS BE THE STAR OF THE SHOW
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Or, you know, do as Murray did back in 2013 and dress up as legendary performer Liberace. "I don't have time for you tonight because I'm only here for one reason," Murray said to the audience while pointing to Dave Letterman on the Late Show.

04 of 06

4. BE ELEGANT

4. BE ELEGANT
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"Tonight's appearance, for me, is going to be very educational," the Oscar nominee said to Letterman during a Late Show appearance in 2009. The actor wore a smoking jacket and ruffled shirt and spent the interview speaking about the changing of the seasons, reading and spending time with George Clooney. All A-plus conversation starters.

05 of 06

5. INSTANT PICK-ME-UP: PULL OUT ALL THE STYLE STOPS

5. INSTANT PICK-ME-UP: PULL OUT ALL THE STYLE STOPS
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No feeling compares to slipping on a new dress – just ask Murray, who donned a red number, fringed cardigan, cowboy hat and a cross-body tote for his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in March 2015. "You look very pretty, very beautiful," the TV host told Murray. We have to agree.

06 of 06

6. WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE

6. WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE
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Better to be an emotional mess than be emotionally detached, right? Gladly, Murray found a happy medium when he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Shakespearean-inspired garb and Black Swan makeup to convey his sadness following the Chicago Cubs loss to the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series.

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