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Musical Muses: Fashion Inspired by Katy Perry


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Just a few years ago, Katy Perry was beginning her music career singing gospel and opera as Katheryn Hudson. Now the pop star, known for her controversial lyrics and daring sense of style, has had numerous chart-topping hits, is releasing a new album this summer, and will make her film debut in 2011’s The Smurfs. If you’d like to liven up your summer wardrobe, let Katy’s colorful vintage style be your guide.

Outfit 1: “California Gurls”

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One of Katy Perry’s signature looks is a pair of high-waisted shorts or a high-waisted skirt paired with a crop top. (She especially loves crop tops with sweetheart necklines.) She is not afraid of color and loves to try out different combinations. Channel her retro pin-up vibe with a polka dot swimsuit, denim cut-offs, and fun teal jelly sandals. Add some pops of color with bold bangles and a sparkly flower clip in your hair.

Katy Perry California Gurls outfit

Product Information: Flower clip- Tarina Tarantino, Blue Bangle- Far Fetch, Bow Bangle- Miss Selfridge, Swimsuit- Modcloth, Shorts- Miss Selfridge, Sandals- Miss Selfridge.

Outfit 2: “Hot N Cold”

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As much as Katy loves all things cute, vintage-inspired, and quirky, she also likes to glam up her look with edgier pieces every now and then. Feathers, glitter, studs, and black accents are her go-to items for statement-making style.

Adorn this baby blue dress with a mix of sweet and punk-rock accessories in hot pink and black for a look that is quintessentially Katy. Top it all off with Katy’s signature pink lipstick.

Katy Perry Hot N Cold outfit

Product Information: Pink Bow Clip- Tarina Tarantino, Black Bow Clip- Forever 21, Heels- Asos, Dress- Forever 21, Bracelet- Dorothy Perkins, Silver Bracelet- Asos (Katy is wearing the same one in the first photo!), Lipstick- Anna Sui.

Outfit 3: “Waking Up in Vegas”

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When it’s time to perform, Katy loves to be creative with her costumes. Dice and playing cards, fruit, and most recently, blue hair have all made it into her stage wardrobe. She embraces the fun of fashion and wears what she likes regardless of criticism. Add a dash of Katy’s on-stage style to your look by rocking cheetah print, glitter heels, vintage-inspired accessories, and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Katy Perry Waking up in Vegas outfit

Product Information: Ring- Asos, Top- Asos, Shorts- Modcloth, Sunglasses- Asos, Heels- Asos, Earrings- Urban Outfitters, Tights- Asos.

Looking for More of Katy Perry’s Music and Fashion?

Watch this video!

  • “California Gurls”- This Candyland-themed video features Snoop Dogg in a technicolor wonderland full of everything from walking gummy bears to candy cane snakes.

Listen to these!

Katy Perry’s new album, Teenage Dream, comes out this August, so check out her website for tour dates and more info. And here are some more pieces inspired by the singer’s style.

Katy Perry clothing and accessories

Product Information: Romper- Miss Selfridge, Bracelet- Zappos, Tank- Forever 21, Shorts- Modcloth, Vest- Forever 21, Flower Clip- Tarina Tarantino, Bangle- Asos, Sunglasses- Endless, Earrings- Zappos, T-Shirt- Forever 21, Bangles- Dorothy Perkins, Dress- Modcloth, Heels- Asos.

What do you think?

Are you a fan of Katy Perry? Will you be incorporating any vintage items like high-waisted shorts into your wardrobe this summer? Let us know with your comments, and as always, let us know if there are any artists you’d like to see featured in a future post!

Posted on on June 26, 2010 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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13 Responses to “Musical Muses: Fashion Inspired by Katy Perry”

  1. 1
    June 26th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    All three outfits are absolutely wonderful! Katy P has the cutest vintage looks and I love funky hair colors so I almost died when I saw her blue hair during the MTV movie awards. Great job at capturing her quirkiness.
    Could you maybe do Beyonce in her music video Why Don’t You Love Me? The style in that video is amazingly vintage and adorable too.

  2. 2
    June 26th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    guuuuh. if there is one pop singer whom I cannot stand right now, it is Katy Perry. I will agree that her style is cute, but I dislike her music in general, and tend to take more inspiration from the vintage interpretation of her part-time doppleganger, Zooey Deschanel.

    not really my thing, but it was an inclusive, relevant and thorough article! will be very useful for her fans. :)

  3. 3
    June 26th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Love the outfits, and I love Katy’s style, but PLEASE stop showcasing items that are either sold out or only have a couple sizes left, it’s not fair to those who want them :(

  4. 4
    June 26th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    yes! i love this! katy perry is one of my favorite celebs lately and i’m obsessed with her style, now i know what to look for :]

  5. 5
    June 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    The hot and cold look is adorable! I think you did a great job at capturing her style, and i love how you included all the bows ;)

  6. 6
    June 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    yay I LOVE Katy Perry! She is so cute and adorable. Awesome outfits :)

  7. 7
    June 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I’ve always loved Katy Perry! Thanks for this article :)

  8. 8
    June 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I am totally jealous of Katy Perry’s body, she is the epitome of a the pin-up girl! (Dita, while beautiful too, isn’t as youthful) Katy’s style is not something I could pull off, but I really enjoyed how you showcased her style!

  9. 9
    June 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I love Katy Perry’s style and you did a great job of putting together outfits inspired by her! I really love the bathing suit you featured! And I also loooove the Waking Up In Vegas outfit!

  10. 10
    March 31st, 2011 at 6:40 am

    i’m going to katys concert and i’m so siked

  11. 11
    October 27th, 2011 at 2:53 am

    love it !!

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