5 Essential Items To Get Dua Lipa's Glam-Meets-Tomboy Style
After dropping her latest music video, "Lost In Your Light" feat. Miguel, and her MAC Cosmetics Future Forward Lipglass last Friday (May 26), emerging dark-pop singer Dua Lipa is making both musical and sartorial waves. Just a week after her lively performance at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Festival with Sean Paul last Sunday evening (May 28), Lipa released her self-titled debut album on Friday, June 2, and to celebrate, Billboard Style rounded up five essential items to help recreate the pop singer's 90's-inspired style.
1. Statement-Making Jewelry
From her custom mega-watt choker necklace emblazoned with "Mwah"--an ode to her fifth single of the same name--to her Alessandra Rich crystal fringe earrings she wore for a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lipa loves sparkling jewels. To recreate this iced out look, opt for cascading earrings such as a pair of Miu Miu's crystal-embellished and faux pearl clip on earrings ($515; mytheresa.com) or Bounkit's chrysoprase and clear quartz double-drop chandelier earrings ($407; bounkit.com). For an attention-grabbing embellished choker, check out Fallon Jewelry's extra large netted cubic zirconia model that is on sale ($495; modaoperandi.com) or Jennifer Behr's wide Swarovski crystal interpretation ($825; jenniferbehr.com).
2. Mini Dresses
The 5'8" former model-turned-singer-songwriter frequently shows off her legs in mini dresses, whether day or night. While in Beijing, China, Lipa donned a cleaner, red silhouette in the afternoon paired with a mini black backpack, while at night in the Philippines, she opted for a more demure piece, like her blue lace-trim slip dress. For a similar A.M look, try the blush or red Auden dress ($178, thereformation.com) from eco-friendly clothing line, The Reformation. For a similiar, lingerie-inspired dress, check out Fleur Du Mal's tea length dress which is available in "snow", "dusty rose" and black variations ($365, fleurdumal.com).
3. All Black Everything
Whether it's an LDB or matching separates, Dua Lipa can't get enough of this classic and flattering color. To prevent the look from being entirely monochromatic, she'll incorporate different textures and silhouettes. A simple way to achieve this is by wearing a single-button blazer, like a classic Emporio Armani number with a pair of slim fitting trousers ($495 and $263 respectively, armani.com). For a wilder and more youthful sensibility, try a leather (or faux) jacket paired with a cut-out asymmetrical dress from a contemporary brand like Versus Versace or Alexander Wang.
4. Track Pants and Crop Tops
Perhaps channeling her inner Sporty Spice, Dua Lipa takes a page from Mel C's M.O. by pairing the two pieces together, giving off a sexy-yet-athletic and fun vibe. At Coachella, she wore an urban all-black get up from menswear brand Palm Angels, while in the Netherlands she wore an orange sports bra and green, navy and red plaid baggy track pants with thigh-high slits on the sides. Instead of wearing your go-to sports bra, go for a more stylish variation like Talbot Avenue's criss-cross option ($70, carbon38.com) or A.L.C.'s knitted version ($225, intermixonline.com). For chic track pants that work with heels or sneaks, St. Roche offers a navy version with a sporty cream stripe down the sides ($298, intermixonline.com).
5. Sky High Heels
At night, Dua is almost always in a killer pair of high heels. During her performance of "Scared to be Lonely" with Martin Garrix on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the singer rocked a pair of silver mirrored platforms with ankle straps and crystal-embellished fishnet tights. To get this look, try Jimmy Choo's crinkled leather peep toe option ($925, netaporter.com).