Inspired By…Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea has slowly become the rap world’s latest princess.


The 24-year-old, born Amethyst Kelly, first got into the music business when she left her native Australia at the age of 16. She first landed in Miami, before moving on to other southern US cities, and released a mix tape –  Ignorant Art – in September 2011. Iggy soon was noticed by rapper T.I. and signed to Grand Hustle Records and released an EP called Glory. In 2012, she signed a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models and became the face of Levi Jeans. Her debut album, The New Classic, was finally released in April 2014 on Def Jam Records. Iggy has since proved herself in the rap world, with one of her singles – “Fancy” – being only the fourth solo female rapper song to hit number one on the Billboard charts. In her personal life, she’s been previously linked to rapper A$AP Rocky and is currently dating NBA player Nick Young. Up next for Iggy is continuing to host the recently revamped House of Style as a web series for MTV and a role in the next installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Aside from being rap’s seemingly current favorite, Iggy is known for her eclectic and fun style. She’s often seen wearing bright prints and high top sneakers in her street style, while on the red carpet and in performances, she’s more likely to be showing off a little skin in booty-revealing shorts and crop tops. Iggy’s style is perfect for those looking for a little fun in their personal style and like a heavy emphasis on the color black. When trying to emulate her style, remember to incorporate crop tops, bright prints, and the color black into your wardrobe.

This first look is of Iggy leaving the BBC Radio 1 Studio in July 2013. Look to this easy casual look for a lazy Sunday outfit. Select a basic black crop top, animal printed grey trousers, and black sneakers (wedged ones fit perfect into the Iggy image!).

Iggy Azalea seen leaving BBC Radio 1 in London

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In this second look, Iggy is attending The Sound for Change event in March 2013. A vibrant pant suit might be just what you need to brighten up a dinner party. Choose a white blouse with embellished or black collar, a red blazer, red suit pants, and black heels. Keep the accessories to a minimum, as to not outshine the color of the suit look, and wear black simple earrings.


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This final look is of Iggy after performing at the Red Bull Sound Space in May 2014. Take advice from Iggy’s performance looks for what to wear on a night on the town; particularly if you’re looking for something casual and sporty. Go with pleated blue shorts, a sporty white crop top, a printed black or white jacket, and nude heels.


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Iggy’s style is very reliant on making her stand out in a crowd, and is definitely very fun. If you’re looking for a new eclectic and fun style, look to Iggy for style tips. Just remember that some key features of Iggy’s style are crop tops, the color black, fun prints, and revealing shorts.


Written By: Joanelle Navarro

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