Musical Muses: Fashion Inspired by Kid Cudi

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Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, or Kid Cudi, as he is known on stage, burst onto the rap scene in 2008 with the debut of his first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi. Since then, the Cleveland native has collaborated with Kanye West, Common, Jay-Z, MGMT, and Ratatat, among other music greats. Kid Cudi always delivers stunning performances in style.

If you would like to add a bit of Kid Cudi's look to your own, or just need some fun fashion inspiration (and some new tracks for your iPod), read on!

Outfit 1: "Erase Me"

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Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

This first look is inspired by Kid Cudi's love of leather. He regularly sports a leather jacket over hoodies and tees, and dresses his look up with gold jewelry for an extra dose of cool.

When looking for a leather (or faux leather!) jacket of your very own, don't be afraid to scour the mens racks! I love the jacket below because of its ribbed cuffs and relaxed fit; it'd be perfect for layering in the fall! Just add a hoodie, tank, dark jeans, and geek-chic accessories like leopard-print oxford booties and wire-rimmed glasses to complete the Cudi aesthetic.

Outfit inspired by Kid Cudi's song Erase Me

Product Information: Necklaces- Forever 212, Jeans- Urban Outfitters, Jacket- Forever 21, Glasses- Asos, Hoodie- American Eagle, Tank- Miss Selfridge, Shoes- Urban Outfitters.

Outfit 2 : "Up Up & Away"

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Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

This outfit captures Kid Cudi's smart and colorful outfit choices. He loves to take basics like classic button-downs and sweaters and add his own fun touches to make them interesting.

Add style in layers by starting with a patterned button-down tunic paired with a white pullover and neutral jacket. Stack on a few bangles, a statement necklace, shiny leggings, and one of fall's hottest trends - over-the-knee boots - for a look that is perfect for class or rocking the stage.

Outfit inspired by Kid Cudi's Up Up Away

Product Information: Necklace- Topshop, Bracelets- Topshop, Sweater- Forever 21, Leggings- Forever 21, Shirt- PacSun, Jacket- Old Navy, Boots- Nordstrom.

Outfit 3 : "Day 'n' Night"

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Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

One of Kid Cudi's signature looks is a tee or sweater paired with a bright baseball cap. He keeps things fresh and fun with chunky plastic watches, plaid fabrics, and cool graphic shirts.

If you want to add a little hip-hop to your jeans-and-tee ensemble, pair a graphic sweater and/or cardigan with colorful kicks, a bold watch, and your favorite team's hat.

Outfit inspired by Kid Cudi Day N Night

Product Information: Hat- Lids, Sneakers- Nike, Watch- Asos, Sweater- Forever 21, Cardigan- Old Navy, Jeans- Gap.

Can't get enough of Kid Cudi?

Watch this video!

  • "Day 'N' Night" - This video shows Kid Cudi walking through a town, and combines the footage with cool cartoon overlays.

Listen to these songs!

  • "Erase Me" (Featuring Kanye West) - I can't get this catchy new single out of my head!
  • "Make Her Say" (Featuring Kanye West and Common) - With an acoustic sample of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face", this song was nominated for Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group at the Grammys.
  • "Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)" (Featuring MGMT and Ratatat)  - This upbeat song is a great mix of hip-hop and pop, perfect for fans of both!

Check out Kid Cudi's website for more information, and stay tuned for his next album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, due out November 9th. While you're waiting, here are some more pieces inspired by the rapper!

Fashion inspired by Kid Cudi - clothing and accessories

Product Information: Jacket- Old Navy, Skull Earrings- Tarina Tarantino, Sneakers- Nike, Watch- Endless, Leggings- Forever 21, Earrings- Topshop, Sweater- Forever 21, Shirt- PacSun, Necklace- Forever 21, Earrings- Zappos, Dress- Modcloth, Hat- Yes Style, Jeggings- Modcloth.

What do you think?

Are you a fan of Kid Cudi's music or style? How do you use music as fashion inspiration? What artists would you like to see featured in a future post? Let me know in the comments!