5 No-Fail DIY Styling Tips From Halsey's Opening Band Oh Wonder: Exclusive

Chris Talamo
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In just over a year, adorable pop duo Oh Wonder catapulted themselves from a bookseller and solo musician to full-blown band status, globetrotting for their own set of gigs and opening for Halsey on her sold-out Badlands tour. But part of what makes Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West so unique, beyond their sound and uncanny ability to finish each other's sentences, is their knack for DIY styling, even while on the road.

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Right before the pair took the stage at Madison Square Garden this past Saturday night, Billboard caught up with Vander Gucht and West to ask what their top five DIY styling tips are. Check them out below:

 

1. Always thrift

"I hit up a lot of vintage and thrift stores in America, particularly in New York," Josephine said. "There’s a really good one called Awoke Vintage in Brooklyn, and they have amazing one-of-a-kind pieces you can’t find anywhere else. I tend to go there to find these stage outfits, like amazing flared glittery jumpsuits."

2. Invest in some quality denim

"I generally just wear Levi's or T-shirts," Anthony said. "I’ve worn my cheap jeans for years and I’ve just split the crotch, so my main advice would be invest in a good pair of jeans. They advise you to not wash your jeans, which is perfect for tour."

3. When in doubt, pull out wacky socks

"When in a rush, I always go for wacky socks, which always bring up an outfit," Vander Gucht told Billboard. "So no matter what you’re wearing, if you’ve got on crazy patchwork socks or wrestling socks, people will always say, 'Oh, I love your socks!' and you don’t need to make an effort anywhere else. It’s pretty clever." 

 

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4. Always do your own laundry

"Another practical one I have for you is only ever do your own washing, never give it to anyone else to do," West told Billboard. "I don't care who it is, they will always shrink your clothes and you will always have nothing to wear. So even if it takes five hours, sit down and do it yourself."

5. Embrace color

"On tour, we’re always sleep-deprived and exhausted," Vander Gucht said. "So to help, my go-to is a print dress or really, really bright colors that always put me in a happy mood. Then everybody always thinks I’m bright and happy, when really I’m just falling asleep."