When ranking pop music's most fashionable acts, Dua Lipa is, without a doubt, within the top 5. The singer has "arrived" in a big way this year after serving alongside Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, and Anna Wintour as co-chair of this week's Met Gala. After all, not everyone gets the chance to help plan one of fashion's biggest nights. But the invitation is a no-brainer if you've kept tabs on Lipa's style.
Simply put, the English singer is a fashion person in every sense of the word. Take her Instagram, for example. Lipa is a prolific outfit documented. Her feed is full of photos documenting the outfits she's worn for her international tour, during fashion week, and on random vacations. It's clear Lipa enjoys experimenting with clothes. Few other artists can rival the number of outfit photos Lipa posts. It's also clear that she, or someone on her team, has a knack for discovering up-and-coming brands. In digging through Lipa's archive of fashion photos, I found she seems to wear indie brands just as often as big-name designers. She was one of the first people to wear Fancì Club's viral Garden of Eden dress and among the first to wear other emerging labels like No Dress, KNWLS, and Louisa Ballou. It could be (and very likely is) that designers send Lipa these amazing clothes themselves. Still, it says a lot that she can spot the pieces and brands that later become cult favorites.
But along with supporting small brands, the singer is also a mainstay on the fashion week circuit, sitting front row at Saint Laurent and Versace. She's also close friends with Simon Porte Jacquemus (she attended his wedding), so it's safe to say she'll never be short on good clothes. Lately, Lipa's outfit snaps have been on another level, so I've documented the best for posterity's sake. Let the outfit replication begin!
Lipa is known to hop on viral fashion pieces before they've hit the mainstream, and it was no different when she wore Fancì Club's ruffled Garden of Eden dress last year. Paired with cerulean D'Accori satin platform heels, it's a match made in vacation-outfit heaven.
Truthfully? I've had this photo saved for months in hopes of buying this set for myself someday. Then I saw the $5,000+ price tag. For a trip down under, the pop star wore a glittering gold crochet set straight off Proenza Schouler's S/S 23 runway. She wore it months before it was released in stores (ah, the perks of being a fashion darling). Maybe it's the Lipa effect, but the cardigan and pants are sold out, so I've also included a similarly striking option below.
Call it a bias, but if I spot someone wearing Courrèges, I instantly think they're cool. When I saw Lipa in this lemon-yellow skirt set from the French house, it felt like the apex of cool. Courrèges' coated jackets and skirts aren't cheap, but they are a good investment. They've been a staple for the brand since being introduced in the '60s, and they haven't really changed. They can also fetch top dollar on the resale market.
Lipa wore a halter-neck jumpsuit and a cascading Saint Laurent leather trench coat for the designer's F/W 23 show in March. Evidently, she's a pro at seamlessly oscillating between high fashion and street style.
Everyone wants to be in Miu Miu right now. The brand is the moment. Lipa took one of its signature leather sets for a spin in Mexico City, pairing it with a cropped button-down shirt. Distressed leather with this type of shirt isn't a combo you see every day, but it's a worthwhile one to note if you're in the mood to take a sartorial risk.
This is another outfit Lipa documented during her Mexico City trip. She wore Nodress's tangerine ruffled top with oxblood-colored pants and tangerine pumps. The singer is a great reference point for unexpected color pairings.
As a resident cool girl, it shouldn't surprise you that Lipa has worn underground favorite KNWLS. The brand is known for grungy prints and risque silhouettes with a hint of Y2K edge. Its subversive approach has won it a cult following among It-girls like Lipa.
If you ever doubted a blazer could work in warm weather, here's your proof. The trick is to go for pieces in light fabrics like linen and raffia for an easy summertime feel. As the king of elevated resort wear, Jacquemus's one-button blazer nails it perfectly.