Rock Out! How To Dress Like Your Musical Muse

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Truth be told, there are many people who inspire our fashion choices. Just as Hubert de Givenchy turned to Audrey Hepburn and Mulberry’s Emma Hill to Alexa Chung, we find ourselves referencing a tight roster of muses who have really struck a chord and influenced our style decisions. We're talking Gwen Stefani, Lorde, M.I.A., Ellie Goulding, and Angel Haze. And, we’d be willing to guess you’ve also turned to at least one of these arbiters of cool at some point in your life. After all, this inspiring crew is daring, slightly offbeat, and not afraid to take risks — essentially, these ladies truly speak our language.
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And, while we're not looking to flat-out become these rocker chicks — we’re all pretty darn rad as it is, right? — some of their fashion cues are just too good to pass up as we look to dress (and live life) ahead of the curve. So, for your fair share of style inspiration, click ahead to peep what you can learn from these impressive artists, and check out tips on how to make each of their looks your own. Because, your style should have a chance to sing.
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Lorde

What can we say here? Lorde is on fire — and she has been ever since her first single, “Royals,” debuted at number one last fall. She’s fearless, bold, and embraces her eccentricities more than anyone else in the biz. Oh, and she’s only 17.
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Highlight your eccentric style with classic pieces (such as this LBD) that have a touch of offbeat edge, like detailed sleeves.
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Gwen Stefani

Ever since Gwen made her first big splash on mainstream radio — you know you’re still listening to No Doubt's “Just a Girl” — she’s made major statements both in fashion and music. Plus, she’s one of the only musicians who’s been able to launch an actually credible fashion line while still staying true to her cool-girl spirit. One thing’s certain: Gwen owns her brand every step of the way.
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Wanna see a late-‘90s Gwen Stefani staring back at you in the mirror? Start off with striped, leg-hugging bottoms, and the rest is easy. No doubt.

Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren Piano Striped Skinny Jean, $98, available at Ralph Lauren. Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren Zipper Front Jacket, $198, available at Ralph Lauren.
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Angel Haze

One of hip-hop's most inspiring young stars, Angel Haze defies the conventional and doesn't take orders from anybody. She's truly a musical powerhouse.
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There's no doubt that Angel Haze is comfortable enough in her own skin to veer away from traditional mainstays, like a black moto, in favor of something a little more eye-catching. We think this colorblocked topper is more her speed.
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Ellie Goulding

Take one look at the “Burn” singer’s Instagram account and you’ll see that this lady lives life to the fullest, always having fun both on and off the stage.
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Be playful, and have fun with fashion (like Ellie!) in a knockout jumpsuit.
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M.I.A.

With her commanding stage presence and confident attitude, M.I.A. is vocal about her opinions and stands her ground better than anyone else.
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Go on — make a statement in bold, gold lamé.

Haider Ackermann Oversize Lamé Viscose Shirt, $827, available at LuisaViaRoma.
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