When compiling a list of true trendsetters and fashionistas, no list would be complete and thoroughly vetted without the inclusion of one Gwen Stefani. From her No Doubt days to a hugely successful solo career and now being a co-judge on NBC’s hit talent show, The Voice, the adoration her fans (myself included) have for both her music and fashion sense is unwavering. And the proof is in the pudding.
It seems Stefani has tried it all when it comes to fashion: almost akin to making selections from a sartorial buffet. During the early No Doubt days, her look was bright, bold and attention grabbing. Who was the front woman with the turquoise (sometimes pink) hair, braces and rhinestone bedecked eyebrows? The 90’s was a time to experiment with looks, both garish and tame, and Stefani definitely took advantage of the times.
Transitioning from bandmate to solo artist in the early 2000’s ushered in a wave of new looks for the “Hollaback Girl” singer. Trading in her colored locks and prominent lip liner for her signature platinum blonde mane and ubiquitous red pout was just the beginning of her fashionable transformation. From rocking midriff baring streetwear inspired pieces from her L.A.M.B. line to becoming a muse for blue chip designers like John Galliano, Stella McCartney, and Zuhair Murad and slaying red carpets, Stefani’s wardrobe is vast and boasts some seriously killer threads.
Even when she dresses down, Stefani’s casual style is actually timeless. Jeans, oversized sunglasses a loose fitting top or a cool sweatshirt accompanied by sky high Louboutin heels or Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers, depending on her mood, make for some pretty cool, effortless outfits for daytime.
Stefani epitomizes what it truly means for one’s style to evolve and leaves us all waiting to see what she’ll experiment with next. So here’s to you, Gwen! A talented artist, genuine fashionista and fabulous designer who shows no signs of stopping.
What do you think of Gwen Stefani’s style evolution?