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Here is another new feature for The Live Scene, called Steal Her Style. I will choose a style icon, and scour the web to try and find something similar to what she is wearing, so you can dress like your favourite celeb!
One of my favourite style icons is Katy Perry. She just oozes sexiness and is one of my not-so-secret girl crushes! From her unique stage outfits (she never wears the same outfit twice when she’s performing) to trips to the shop, Katy is the definition of someone who does not follow the fashion crowd.
So for my first ‘Steal Her Style’ outfit, I thought i should try and find similar items to what Katy wore to Coachella Festival in April this year. Katy clearly went for the minimal look with her white lace maxi peplum dress and her few accessories. Her outfit goes to show that you don’t need to ‘dress up’ at a festival and that with one on-trend piece; you can be an instant winner in the eyes of fashion critics everywhere.
Here is what Katy wore on the left-hand side of the image, and what I found similar on the right-hand side:
Cream Lace Peplum Dress, £10, Dorothy Perkins – Even though I couldn’t find a lace maxi peplum dress, this was the next best thing and for £10, this Dorothy Perkins dress is definitely worth it! LWDs (little white dresses) were all over the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalks with Adam by Adam Lippes, Af Vandevorst and Vivienne Westwood boasting their own take on the stylish trend. This goes to show that you don’t need a maxi à la Perry to rock the festival look, just look at how Adam Lippes’ LWD can do it!
Spotty Bow Head wrap, £3.99, New Look – Quirky headbands have been in fashion since 2009 when Louis Vuitton made his models stroll down the runway with giant ‘bunny’ headbands on. Since then, the headbands have gotten smaller and more colourful, from floral prints to polka dot denim – the high street stores took note and made Louis Vuitton’s headbands more accessible. I was glad when Katy showcased her polka dot headband at Coachella as I found this very similar New Look headband, which at £3.99 will give Katy a run for her money!
Black Cat Eye Sunglasses, £5, Dorothy Perkins – Katy has always been a fan of cat eye sunglasses from promoting her singles in London to jogging in LA, they seem to be one of her favourite accessories. So I had to include these in Steal Her Style! Despite Katy sporting some very nice black oversized sunnies, I opted for these cheap cat eye ones from Dorothy Perkins instead.
Mega Pearl Rope Necklace, £8, Dorothy Perkins – Due to the intricate lace pattern on her peplum dress, Katy chose to add minimal accessories to her look, such as a long pearl necklace. I came across this chic necklace from you guessed it – Dorothy Perkins – for a small £8! This fits the bill perfectly!
Beige Jean Belt, £18, River Island – Katy has got an amazing body, so she had to show off her curves in this maxi dress somehow! By wearing a beige and cream skinny belt, Katy can not only look tall and elegant, but nice and curvy too. This £18 beige jean belt from River Island is similar to Katy’s with the pearly detailed section, and they match the necklace too!
Gold Plaited Strap Sandals, £28, Dorothy Perkins – The last fashion piece to achieve Katy Perry’s look are these wonderful gold plaited strap sandals. Katy wears very light gold sandals, however these ones brighten your outfit up whilst making you look like Grecian goddess like model Hilary Rhoda. At £28, these are the most expensive item on the list. However, these sandals are perfect for summer (while it’s still here) and they don’t break the budget too much.
That is my very first Steal Her Style feature done and I would be very grateful if you could all tell me what you think of it? Hopefully this will end up being a regular fashion feature like This Week’s Wishlist.