Inspired By…5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer aren’t a boy band, but they are a pretty cool pop-rock band.


The band, which consists of 4 members: Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin, hail from Australia, and were first YouTube celebrities, rising to fame in 2012. Their big claim to fame came when One Direction member Louis Tomlinson posted a link to their song “Gotta Get Out,” and stated he had been a fan for a while. 5SOS were then invited by One Direction to be their opening band on their Take Me Home tour in 2013. They released their self-titled debut album in May 2014, and were announced to be One Direction’s opening band again on their 2014 Where We Are tour. Thanks to the boys in 1D, 5SOS has definitely found fame, so much so that they’ve since performed on various music award shows, including the 2014 VMAs, and will even embark on their own worldwide headlining tour in 2015.

One of the things that helps 5SOS stand out from the rest of the bands coming up alongside of them is their personal style. While all the boys have similar style, and sometimes are even spotted sharing clothes, there are some main differences between them. They all mainly fit into a “punk” style or what you’d see your favorite bands at Warped Tour sporting. But, despite their casual nature (even on the red carpet), there’s still ways to incorporate little things from their style into your wardrobe. Below, you’ll find an outfit inspired by each boy’s individual style.

First up is lead singer and guitarist Luke Hemmings. The 18-year-old’s style generally is very minimalist and features ripped black skinny jeans, a pair of beat up black Vans, and plaid shirts. For a look inspired by Luke, select a pair of ripped black skinny jeans, black Vans, and a white crop top. Accessorize by tying a red and black plaid shirt around your waist and with a simple music inspired necklace.

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Second up is lead guitarist and vocalist Michael Clifford. The 18-year-old’s style, which generally is accessorized by his love for dyeing his hair crazy colors, can be described as a throwback to the ’90s emo style, with his love for band tees and Doc Marten lace up boots. For a look inspired by Michael, go with a cute band tee, colorful jeans (to emulate his frequently changing hair color), black Doc Martens or boots, and a jean jacket. Accessorize with a video game themed necklace or bracelet, to call back to Michael’s love of video games.

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Next up is bassist and vocalist Calum Hood. The 18-year-old’s style is fit for a very confident, but boy or girl next door kind of look. You’ll find lots of skinny jeans, Converse shoes, snapback hats, and simple tees. For a look inspired by Calum, choose a tank top with a message, basic jean shorts, white Converse shoes, and accessorize with space themed earrings, as a nod to Calum’s infamous Nasa t-shirt. Add a snapback hat whenever you’re having a bad hair day.

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Lastly is drummer and vocalist Ashton Irwin. The 20-year-old’s style can be defined by a more vintage band wardrobe, with his love for bandanas, muscle tees, and brown boots. For a look inspired by Ashton, select a fringed tank top, vintage-looking high-waisted shorts, brown fold over combat boots, and accessorize with a simple black bandana.

5SOS have a style that’s very suited for younger people, but you can easily add their individual personal style in some way into your wardrobe. For Luke, call back to plaid, while with Michael, rock a cute band tee. Bring out your old pair of Converse as a reminder of Calum, or sport a cute bandana as a nod to Ashton.

Written By: Joanelle Navarro

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