Meet Fall's Most Stylish Music Girls
When it comes to style, you can always count on the music crowd to take the most chances. Read on for some totally awesome indie girl picks and tips from some of Lucky's favorite rising stars.
Her Style: "I prefer to wear clothing that is functional, durable and can be worn in many different ways. I'm drawn to pieces that have a lot of movement or structure, or feel geometric or sculptural. I like things that feel like a second skin, when you can't tell where the clothing begins and ends."
Her Sound: "I never know how to describe it: I guess atmospheric, electronic, very synthetic but also very organic. There is a lot of duality."
Watch her video for "Vessel" here.
Their Style: "We both love putting together pieces that are vintage mixed with designer accents," says Camila (left). "My perfect outfit is an old rock T, skinny jeans and a great pair of boots. I never leave for a tour without my Levi's skinny jeans, old Bowie Rock T or old rock T's from Filthmart and my Marc by Marc Jacobs watch necklace." Adds Leisha,"I love vintage neon cowboy boots. I search them out in every city we play in combing vintage boutiques. I also love wearing over-sized t-shirts that I cut up and wear with tights."
Their Sound: "Phenomical. A new word we have just made up."
Watch their video for "Another Case" here.
Her Style: "I go from boho-urban-messy to chic-neat-feminine to boyish hipster. I'm big on mixing prints, and I absolutely adore rompers, jump suits and harem pants."
Her Sound: "Little Jackie's sound is a throwback to Motown sounds, sugary string arrangements and swaggering horn lines mixed with my acerbic, at times hysterical, but always brutally honest lyrics about many disappointing false starts in relationships. Even when I'm not singing specifically about a dude screwing me over, most likely the song was prompted by it."
Watch the video for “C**kblock” here.
Her Style: "All over the place. It's whatever I feel like wearing, whatever color, fabric or pattern. I try to never focus on a time period, I mash them all together. Wigs are my signature item. It's so nice to have fancy hair when your real hair isn't so hot."
Her Sound: "When I listen back to myself, I hear that I never read books. I pronounce things strangely and arrange sentences all funny. I get it from communicating with my mom who has a heavy Salvadorian accent and then talking to all the Long Islanders. I love what it did to me; I wouldn't change it."
Watch the video for "Bad Street" here.
Their Style: "For me, it's about playfulness, elegance and bringing a touch of magic to the everyday," says the duo's Romy Lightman. "If I'm feeling inspired, whether by a new deep sea discovery or traditional Russian ballet, I infuse those elements into my daily fashion. Be creative! Tie on your best bells, your silkiest ribbons and silver chains and don't feel self-conscious."
Their Sound: "We explore the delicate nature of harmony and handmade instruments with the heaviness of ambient and synthetic sounds, and of course, the otherworldly and psychedelic."
Watch their video for "Diana" here.
Her Style: "I have named my personal style 'Tomboy Glam.' I like to be comfortable and sexy but not too girly or fussy. I never leave town without some kind of leather jacket—it brings sexy and swagger to almost anything."
Her Sound: "I have been cultivating it to be as true to me as possible. If I could sum it up in three words I would have to quote one of my fav's (TLC) and call it: 'Crazy Sexy Cool.'"
Watch her video for "You Make Me Feel" with Cobra Starship here.
Her Style: "Quirky, comfortable, with a slight edge. I'm always experimenting with a skirt as a cape or trying to bring back leg warmers. I'm a big fan of throwing in something slightly off to every ensemble. I'm definitely a romantic at heart so pieces with flow are a favorite and I can't get enough of 'take em down' heels for that extra bit of confidence."
Her Sound "Perhaps cinematic. Lika a loose, lush, 4am staggered dream (with the occasional gritty nightmare thrown in). I'm in love with strings and Carpenteresque harmonies that have a little Tim Burton flavor."
Watch her video for "Even If I Don't" here.
Her Style: "When I feel good about how I look, it's usually because I've managed to combine planning and improvisation. I have this red velvet dress that I consciously or unconsciously always seem to throw in my suitcase when I'm packing for my tours. It's a bit like a safety boat because I know I feel good playing in it."
Her Sound: "My own songs and cover songs played on acoustic instruments that used to be sung mostly in Icelandic, but lately are more and more in English."
Watch her video for "Surrender" here.
Her Style: Highclass Hillbilly. “Any girl, regardless of what she may say, can always wear a cowboy boot," says the 5'10" Lane. “I think boots should be picked by size of legs and height. Shorter boots look good with bigger calves and taller boots with longer legs. Although all rules are interchangeable based on the outfit they’re paired with!"
Her Sound: Contemporary classic country: "My songs are stories. That's the only way I know how to write. They have a beginning middle and an end. I want to tell you what happened to this person and what the result was."
Watch her video for "Gone, Gone, Gone" here.
Their Style: "Bold, brave and fun" Says Liv, "My signature item is definitely my men's leather jacket that I bought in Stockholm. I was looking for a men's vintage leather for quite some time and stumbled upon this Danish designer in Stockholm about a year ago. I literally haven't taken it off since. Adds Mim," I can't get enough of my Haleh Nematzadeh studded denim vest. Haleh is a friend of ours and makes the most amazing pieces. You need to see it - it has the most wicked psychedelic print on the back!"
Their Sound: "Loud and free."
Watch their video for "We're All No One" here.
Her Style: "I'm a traveler and have spent my childhood constantly on the move so my style is inspired by many cultures. I'm a woman of the world! Headdresses are my signature. I've been wearing them for so long and feel like they're an extension of me."
Her Sound: "Very 'tribal pop' - an inclusive style that brings you along on my psychedelic pop journey Anyone can be a part of the Neon tribe!"
Watch her ideo for "Get Over U" here.
Her Style: "Anything goes. I'm '90s grunge mixed with '70s bohemia to create an effortless and unpolished glamour. My signature fashion piece are my classic Chuck Taylors and my big frame Karen Walker sunglasses. I never hop on the tour bus without these items! The Chucks let me get loose onstage and thrash around with no inhibitions, and the Karen Walker shades add a chic mystique."
Her Sound: "Like my style, it's a fusion of everything I love listening to: pop, soul, post-punk, new wave, classic rock and electro. i like to call it 'Pop Fusion.'"
Watch her video for "Quicksand" here.
Her Style: "Punk meets operatic sequins meets school teacher’s supply closet. My signature item is a sapphire and diamond snake ring. When I was 13 years old I went on a trip to Europe for a choir competition. We stopped in Venice, Italy on the tour and I was so enamored by the city, that I spent all the spending money I had on one gold ring. I still like to wear it every day, because it reminds me of being 13 and feeling full of awe and wonder.”
Her Sound: "Arty pop songs which feature the chamber ensembl-y music."
Watch her video for "Be Brave" here.
Her Style: "My personal style centers around minimal menswear-inspired pieces with subtle, unexpected details. I'm a sucker for good construction and practical touches. Lately, I don't leave the house without my pair of gold vintage Céline sunglasses. I won the glasses on eBay for a song and I had the lenses replaced with
brown ones, so they feel very customized and special."
Her Sound: "High Places makes beat-driven music that's
heavy on ambience. A lot of our sounds and my lyrics
take inspiration from the natural world."
Watch the video for "The Longest Shadow" here.
Her Style: Ganstga Nancy Sinatra. Think, as she likes to say, "‘Lolita got lost in the ‘hood."
Her Sound: Hollywood pop/sadcore. "There’s something beautiful about the fight. About any fight. And I feel the pain of life," says Lana. "I’m talking about epic, knocked‐down, dragged‐out love stories in song. That’s what I’m heading towards. I want to destroy lives with my music and to understand the glamour of danger. "
Watch her live video for "Born to Die" here.
Her Style: "Colorado posh rock. I'm from Colorado, so I'm quite laid back in my fashion ways, but being a performer has definitely influenced my wardrobe. My gut is to balance out a fancier piece with something more rock. I find that a great flattering jacket that you can wear on and off a stage goes a long way. Usually something black. It can also dress up an everyday outfit instantly."
Her Sound: "Intimate and epic. Cinematic alternative organic pop."
Watch her video for "Hey Na Na" here.
Her Style: "I've always been fascinated with vintage clothes. I have wet dreams about second-hand clothes shops. My usual outfit is black tights and a vintage dress. I like clothes that are a little bit whimsical. When I'm performing, I always wear black tights and really high heels. "
Her Sound: "I studied opera at university and I like to use my voice in a few different ways. I come from a folky background, but my new album Liberty Bell is joyous electro pop music. I like songs that are unpredictable, that don't take themselves too seriously."
Watch her video for "Are You Ready" here.
Her Style: "Feminine, urban, minimal and usually centers around one piece - a bright or patterned shirt, a great shoe or a bold accessory. The right shoe can make any outfit THE outfit. On stage, I'm a fan of wrist gear, bold rings, and killer heels! Cuffs are nice alternatives to bracelets—they move around too much—and make a strong, yet sexy statement."
Her Sound: "It's layered and can range from a sultry trip-hop vibe (like you hear in "We Lie") to a playful pop/rock rasp (that you hear in "Radio"). The constant though, is my tone."
Watch her video for "Lighthouse" here.
Her Style: "CIA agent provocateur meets 90s working women chic." Favorites include: Agent Provocateur Love bra in black, "Because what's underneath starts off the way you feel, in any outfit. Gotta be ready a close encounter, you never know who's around the corner. Even so, why save the good stuff for someone else, when you can wear it for yourself." And a red mani/pedi: "it's classic—and glamour is never out of style."
Her Sound: "Synthpop for strip clubs. Lovelorn Playboy Pop."
Watch her video for "Weekend" here.
Her Style: “I like to have fun and not be too uncomfortable. There’s nothing worse than having to pull on your dress all night...so I’d say my style is somewhere edgy chic and sometimes retro and futuristic at the same time. I love hoodies. I even incorporate them into my stage outfits. hoodie dresses, hoodie sweaters, hood shirts."
Her Sound: "I’ve been told that there’s a punk rock attitude in my voice. The music I make at the moment is electro, some dub step. I was heavily influenced by '90s R&B/hip hop and that club scene.”
Watch her video with Deadmau5 here.
Her style: "Fun, quirky, vibrant and often times adventurous! My signature fashion piece is most certainly eyeglasses. I have been wearing glasses since I was five years old (lol), but I've turned a necessity to a fashionable accessory. I'll take any pair of Ray Bans any day. Especially in bright colors!"
Her sound: "Hip-hop/R&B storyteller. Many layers of sounds. I've got a song called 'Refill' with 808's and a country fiddle."
Watch her video for "Only Wanna Give It To You" here.
Her Style: "Usually simple shirts and minimally clashing patterns. I'm big on accessories though—a good bracelet or weird hair-clip makes my day. I'd hate to label myself as superstitious, but if I'm doing anything I'm nervous about, I always put on this old lemon chrysoprase ring I have. It's still one of the coolest things I've ever seen."
Her Sound: "My music is mostly described as waltzy folk. It kind
of has a parallel to my style; simple song structures, made poetic by its accessories, cello and percussive accents, and attention to lyrics."
Watch her video for "Tell the House" here.
Her Style: "Glammed out water witch at midnight. I always wear these wonderful tassled geode necklaces that my friend Jackie Ehrler from Queen of Hearts NYC makes. They move really well on stage, look super magical and can make even the drabbest of t-shirts look glamorous."
Her Sound: "Noir Psychedelic Crooner Blues."
Watch her video for "My Baby Don't Lie" here.
Her Style: I feel best when there's some element of juxtaposition, mixing feminine vintage with new modern and masculine lines, lycra mini dresses with oversized men's cardigans. My recent favorite is a white vintage Armani body suit underneath baggy railroad style OshKosh B'Gosh overalls."
Her Sound: "Grown Unknown is an intimate, electric folk album, that uses the voice as both the central and peripheral instrument of emotion (lots of choirs). I wrote the album while living in the wintertime woodsy Vermont, so it feels very earthy to me."
Watch her video for "Love is Won" here.
Her Style: "I'll call it coolest-girl-in-the-middle-school-lunchroom chic. I also like to make things. I'm a fan of studs, sequins, anything to make it one of a kind so when people say, 'I love your shoes,' I can say, 'Thanks! I MADE them!' My go-to outfit staple is probably colorful or patterned socks. I have never grown up in the sock department."
Their Sound: "We came up with our own genre called nü-grunge. But I also don't mind just calling it pop music, because I think above all it's music that is not afraid to be popular."
Watch their video for "Too Young To Kill" here.
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