Inspired By…Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is definitely hipster chic.
The 27-year-old singer, who’s real name is Elizabeth Grant, began her singing career at the age of 18, when she started performing at nightclubs in Brooklyn. After two albums failed to be released (one – Sirens – was leaked onto YouTube into 2012), Lana finally released her first EP – Kill, Kill – in 2008, under the stage name Lizzie Grant. Her debut album, Lana Del Ray (released prior to changing the “Ray” to “Rey”), came out in 2010 under 5 Points Records. In 2010, Lana bought out her contract with 5 Points, and subsequently signed a joint contract with Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011. Her second album, Born to Die, was released to polarizing critiques due to her unique singing style, but became the fifth global best selling album in 2012; it spawned such hits as “Video Games” and Summertime Sadness.” A second EP – Paradise – was released in late 2012, and a short film featuring songs from that EP, entitled Tropico, came out in December 2013. Up next for the singing sensation is a new album, Ultraviolence, poised to come out on June 13.
Aside from her unique singing style, Lana is well known for her fantastic style. Her hipster style is reblogged constantly on Tumblr, and while she’s undergone a couple style changes, from sweet and twee to rock chic and back again, it is super easy to see why thousands of teens and young adults look up to her as a fashion icon. If you’re trying to draw inspiration from Lana, make sure to sport bright colors, accessorize with interesting bracelets, and have fun with the types of shoes you sport.
In this first look, Lana is performing at Lovebox 2012. For a fun casual outfit, select a peach collared sleeveless shirt, an orange skater skirt, brown waist belt, white high top sneakers (or wedge heeled sneakers), and accessorize with teal bangles.
This second look is of Lana in 2012, just around town. This super sweet outfit is great for a casual dinner look. Choose an eggshell blue dress, pointed low nude heels, and accessorize with a silver or gold simple choker necklace, a white bracelet, and a white headband.
For this final look, Lana is performing at the 2014 Coachella Festival. Turn this colorful performance outfit into a perfect look for a night out! Go with a bright floral shift dress, sandy belted ankle cuff chunky heels, and accessorize with a gold cuff.
Lana has a great style, perhaps one of my own personal favorites, that’s super easy to emulate. Just remember bright colors will take your outfit far, bracelets are a girl’s best friend, and use shoes to complete your super chic look.
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Written By: Joanelle Navarro