Florence Welch, the darling lead singer of indie rock band Florence + the Machine, is instantly recognizable with her flaming red disheveled hair, flawless ivory skin, nearly 6-foot frame, and statuesque face that resembles an ancient Roman marble sculpture. It’s no wonder the 25-year-old singer has become the music world’s biggest fashion muse. Premiere designers flock to work with her, from Gucci designing her tour costumes to Karl Lagerfield inviting her to perform at the 2012 Spring/Summer Chanel show in Paris.
The release of her sophomore album, Ceremonials, about a year ago marked the transformation of Welch’s signature vintage style into an even more dramatic, slightly darker romanticism. This style switch is evidenced by the music video for the first single, “Shake It Out;” a visually enthralling masterpiece abounding with Art Deco inspiration. Set in an English countryside manor, the hazy video provides a glimpse into a wild 1920s-style masked ball with a sinister undercurrent, à la The Great Gatsby.
The songstress remains a high-fashion goddess off the stage; on the red carpet and street she looks lovely in styles from nearly every decade. She appears flawless in anything, from an androgynous mustard pantsuit to a sheer ivory gown at an outdoor music festival. Here are some of her favorite standout styles, and how to wear them yourself. You may not be able to perfectly recreate her captivating originality, but you can view her as inspiration for some unique additions to your everyday wardrobe.
Lace is one of Florence’s favorite styles, and also one of the top 5 summer fashion essentials. It can just as easily work as an essential fall staple in long-sleeves and darker hues, which is actually more in line with Flo’s dark Victorian style.
Velvet is the perfect combination of whim and glamour for a magical winter look.
The offspring of the always in-vogue mini dress and currently trending maxi, the midi dress is a charming cut that hits mid-calf. Pair with suede, high-heel booties for some edge to keep from looking too conservative.
PETER PAN COLLAR
While Florence is known for her eccentric, bold fashion choices, she also seems to realize that sometimes it’s the little details that make an outfit. The trendy rounded peter pan collar is wonderful for adding a sweet pop to any outfit.
Florence loves to perform in both billowing gowns or fun and flouncy leotards, which she made famous through the outdoor music festival circuits. While you can’t quite pull off wearing a leotard outside of dance class, you can adopt the current trend of bodysuits worn as the first layer of an everyday outfit.
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