Ryan Lochte Birthday: A Tribute To The Olympic Swimmer's Wild Style (PHOTOS)

08/03/2012 02:22 pm ET | Updated Aug 05, 2012

Happy birthday, Ryan Lochte! The eleven-time Olympic medalist swimmer turns the big 28 on Friday, capping off his successful 2012 Olympics run by inching closer to 30.

Though Ryan's been making the controversy rounds lately with his apparent penchant for one-night stands, his patriotic grill and his, er, lack of interview finesse, we noticed that few were calling attention to one of Lochte's most signature attributes: his outrageous style.

Yes, it's true. The swimmer, who even said he wants to be a clothing designer, is something of a style maven (is "maven" the right word?) like his idol Lil' Wayne, donning a host of neon printed bathing suits over the years. He's also a fan of the outrageous belt buckle -- who knew? --, denim blazers over printed tops, bright sneakers, animal print and wearing his hair in a long mop of curls.

Check out Ryan's hilarious signature style over the years below. The skull necklace photo awaits you.

Ryan Lochte Style Evolution

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