Gwen Stefani's Star Style
April 11, 2016
She broke a million hearts with her red lipstick and her bindi back in 1996, the year when it was a shock to enter a store and not hear “Don’t Speak” playing over the speakers.
Cut to today, and Gwen Stefani’s an international superstar, making a side-splitting cameo in Peter Dinklage’s New Wave masterpiece “Space Pants” on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live—sample lyrics: “Look at my pants with the eyes in your face/ My legs are covered in outer space.”
It’s hard to think of an artist who’s had more fun with her music or her wardrobe over the last 20 years. Here’s a tour of some of Gwen’s greatest fashion hits—and how to recreate the style at The Mall at Millenia.
Don’t Speak Video
The white-blonde hair, the bindi, the polkadot dress: this is one of the most iconic looks in music video history. Recreate the look with a polkadot dress by Diane von Furstenberg available at Neiman Marcus, and Chanel’s classic Pirate red lipstick, available at Bloomingdale’s.
Hollaback Girl Video
If there was a patron saint of cropped tops, Gwen would have to duke it out with Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears for the title—but we think she’d win. You just can’t beat her effortless street styling. Pair a simple white tank—scruffy SoCal street style from H&M, or a sleeker look from BCBG Max Azria—with visible bra straps. lululemon has the black and pink covered, just like Gwen.
The Black Jumpsuit
Gwen rocks black jumpsuits like nobody else: style it up for a black-carpet event or down for a day out shopping. Our favorites include Banana Republic’s wide-leg suit and Anthropologie’s on-trend cropped style. For extra Stefani oomph, add a Louis Vuitton leopard-print stole.
Everyday Style, Gwen-Style
Gwen’s secret to dressed-down style is a very simple formula: boyfriend jeans and a slouchy top. Gap’s 1969 girlfriend jeans have just the right amount of attitude, and Billabong has the world’s best selection of perfectly SoCal slouchy tops: here are two of our faves.