Women in Music features female artists who are either up-and-coming in the music world or are already taking over the industry. Not only is their music hype-worthy, but their personal style is something to admire as well. These successful women are definitely worth watching!
Photo Credit (From left to right: Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall)
Little Mix is a pop girl group from England who gained fame after becoming the first ever group to win X-Factor UK. Although they didn’t know each other before the competition, the girls now have an incredible bond that has allowed them to work together to create two studio albums. Their first album, DNA, earned them the highest debut U.S. chart position by a British girl group, a record formerly held by none other than The Spice Girls.
Little Mix’s pop-R&B sound has offered them comparisons to well-known girl groups, such as TLC and Destiny’ Child, and these ladies have proved time and time again that they have the chops to perform even without backing music. Just check out their a cappella skills in this video. Their songs range from fun dance music to emotional power ballads with girl power anthems and tight harmonies; it’s hard not to love their powerful vocals and versatility.
Not only have they gained recognition for their music, but also for their fashion choices. Little Mix has been featured in magazines such as Glamour UK, and have inspired enough girls with their style to have their own line of cosmetics!
Below are outfits inspired by the personal style of each member of Little Mix. Scroll down to check them out:
Jade’s style is typically either very cute and girly, very casual and cool, or a little mix of both (see what I did there?). She likes to incorporate Disney characters, bows, and menswear items, like blazers and suspenders, into her looks. Jade’s makeup always gives her face a beautiful golden glow, which you can recreate with a little bit of bronzer.
This Jade-inspired outfit consists of an adorable Bambi-themed crop top, a skater skirt, and a structured blazer. A pair of black creepers – she has been spotted wearing them many times – paired with ruffled socks make for a great contrast of edgy and girly, and no Jade look is complete without her signature bow.
Leigh-Anne’s outfits are usually very crisp and clean or a bit more laid-back with a hip-hop vibe. She also tends to go for at least one piece in a drapey fabric, whether that be a boxy crop top (like the one above) or flowy harem-style pants. Some of Leigh-Anne’s go-to pieces are high-heeled sandals and basketball shoes, hoop earrings, snapbacks, and graphic tops/pants.
Snag her style by pairing that floral crop top with trendy boyfriend jeans and strappy heeled sandals. Accessorize with a silver statement necklace and sleek hoop earrings, then slip on a pair of oversized shades. For the finishing touch, create a flawless winged eye with liquid liner – it’s Leigh-Anne’s signature beauty look.
Perrie’s style tends to flip-flop between bohemian and rockstar. She wears a lot of florals, fringe, and colorful pieces, then edges them up with things like Doc Martens, cool jackets, and hats. Although Perrie’s makeup is ever-changing, one thing that seems to have stuck is her strong, filled-in eyebrows, which you can achieve with a simple eyebrow powder duo.
This ensemble consists of a sheer paisley top with fringe on the bottom (wear the lace bandeau underneath for coverage), ripped denim shorts, and studded ankle boots. Finish the look with a wide-brimmed hat; a piece that is quite unique to Perrie’s style.
Jesy’s style is pretty straight-forward. Black, black, and lots of black. Her sporty-punk look features grungy boots and basketball sneakers, jersey-esque shirts, as well as mesh and leather details. Unlike the other girls, Jesy’s outfits almost never stray too far from her typical mostly-black wardrobe. As for makeup, Jesy can always be seen with heavier eye makeup and super-full lashes.
You can rock her look by wearing a sporty top, leggings with faux-leather paneling, combat boots, and a black beanie. Top it off with a dark red lip and some thick eyelashes.
What do you think?
Are you a fan of Little Mix? Which of these looks is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future? Know of any female artists that you think should be featured in this column? Let me know in the comments!