There's no doubt about it – this One
Direction hiatus is doing strange things to us all, but there's no one who's life has changed more than that of Niall Horan. He's used all that spare time to travel the world like a normal non-famous human, get involved with the golf and of course, be lazy af whenever possible.
But Niall's also experienced a side effect from this hiatus that none of us could have expected. He's changed, CHANGED WE TELL YOU, and we're starting to suspect that Nialler may be missing Harry Styles more than we thought.
He's transforming into Harry before our very eyes, and you can't try and convince us otherwise because we've got 8 bits of very real, scientific proof to illustrate our point. LOOK.
1. Tweeting mysterious, quirky lyrics
Since when has this been a Niall thing to do? After much Googling we've discovered that these are actually the words to The Lumineers' 'Cleopatra' so it's not quite edgy enough to be a true Harry tweet, but stick a full stop and an x at the end and we might have been convinced y'know.
2. Growing hair longer than ever before
With the absence of Lou Teasdale and her scissors to chop off his whispy bits, it seems as though Niall might be on a quest to grow those golden locks of his as long as physically possible. We're pretty sure we can even see a bit of a curl sprouting in that quiff of his, so we can only assume his hair inspo comes from either Harry or Rapunzel.
3. Constantly wearing brown suede boots
See Niall walking around LA and we almost guarantee that some form of brown, suede, boot type creation will be sitting on his tootsies. Is it mere coincidence that Nialler happens to enjoy the same trendy, expensive footwear as Harry Styles, or is he morphing into him from the bunions up? NO ONE KNOWS.
Side note: Those shoes there are the shoes that he chose to donate to charity, and if we hadn't noticed the swirly gold 'Niall' scrawled across the front we would have bet our first born that they came from Harry's wardrobe, no?
4. A new-found love of jazzy shirts
Part of Niall's transformation into Harry Styles' long lost twin has been a step in the direction of the jazzy side of life. Previously a fan of plain tshirts and sports tops, you're now more likely to see him wearing something patterned, see-through and straight off the catwalk. Look at that one, for example - BUTTERFLIES? How very Harry.
5. Whipping out the peace signs
The One Direction boys like to mix and match their poses when meeting fans, but Nialler's always been one for the classic wide smile, arm around the shoulder type vibe. Occasionally he's thrown a thumbs up into the mix for the casual look, but what's THIS. A PEACE SIGN? We thought Harry had copyrighted that one back in 2013.
6. The left dimple becoming more prominent
If you'd asked us how deep Niall Horan's left dimple was, we'd have to think about it for a second before telling you it was approximately the size of a chocolate M&M. But LOOK AT IT NOW. That dimple's been taking lessons from Harry's dimples. It's deep, it's dark, it's meaningful and it would probably hold a full glass of Diet Coke if you asked it to.
7. Sunglasses becoming quirkier and quirkier
It's only been during the past couple of months that Niall has started to mix things up a bit in the eyewear department. He's waved goodbye to the classic wayfarer and aviator frames in favour of something WAY fancier, and these days he's a big fan of the ol' round hipster shape. Y'know who else is a hipster? Harry.
8. This hat
Well if that doesn't scream Harry Edward Styles on the red carpet, then we don't know what does.
Transforming, we tell you.
Reckon we might be onto something here? Could Narry soon be an actual joint person? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.