Musicians have always been looked to as trendsetters, but some set the bar higher than others by playing double-duty, acting as both a musical artist and a fashion icon. One of my favorite artists who performs this double-duty is MIA.
Known for her rebellious attitude and lyrics, MIA has a personal style to match. MIA’s style is a metamorphosis of the 1960s tree hugging hippies and the leather-clad glam rockers of the 1980s.
She likes to take certain characteristics from the hippie counterculture such as layered accessories, unkempt hair and paisley prints and fuse them with the 80’s rock characteristics such as animal print, leather and ripped band tees to formulate a style all her own.
To achieve a style similar to MIA’s, take any vintage band tee and cut the neck to make it slightly slouchier. To maintain a certain level of comfort, choose a pair of bold printed pants and a pair of flats that compliments them. Lastly, throw on an oversized cardigan and add layers of accessories and a loud lip color. But, whatever you do, just make sure you don’t look too laden in gold and silver or somebody just may try to “take yah mon-aye.”
Flame Stitched Cardigan: Maurice’s, $36.00
Pink Leather Bracelet: Maurice’s, $14.00
Rhinestone Bracelet: Maurice’s, $12.00
Brown/Silver Circular Ring: Maurice’s, $10.00
Fleur Del Lis Ring: Maurice’s, $10.00
Red Stone Necklace: Maurice’s, $14.00
Purse Charm Necklace: Maurice’s, $16.00
Hoop Earrings with Charms: Maurice’s, $12.00