From creating catchy tunes to winning multiple awards and slaying the fashion game, Dua Lipa is one to watch in 2021 and beyond.

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Over the past few years, Dua Lipa has created a name for herself by releasing award-winning albums and by standing out with her impeccable sense of style. It can be OTT for some and there are those – like us – who appreciate every look she’s been seen in, no matter how bold it is. Her principle of dressing up gravitates towards two things: standing out and being confident. It may look avant-garde for day-to-day wear, but Dua has managed to make these silhouettes work as a statement, all thanks to mastermind and stylist, Lorenzo Posocco, who is behind these iconic looks.

Eager to know how you can be as bold as Dua Lipa? Take a look below to find out how you can create your very own interpretation with these wardrobe staples.

Her style evolution

There’s no one style that Dua can’t pull off, from metallics and studs to leather and that rugged-meets-rockstar edge years ago. These days, if you take a look at her Instagram and red-carpet moments, you’ll see a sartorial edge that resonates with her personality. You’ll find vibrant shades, quirky prints, bold detailing and sultry cut-outs, which we love. Her off-duty looks are just as elegant, which consists of relaxed staples with a graphic button-down, abstract leggings, printed biker shorts and oversized separates to match.

The superstar’s style evolution has left a positive impact on her 63.6 million fans and fashionistas. While many of her outfits do celebrate the ‘80s and ‘90s as tribute, you can’t deny that it’s not hard to fall in love with the harmonious yet stylish blend of vintage pieces and high-end designer ones. The good news is that it’s possible to pick up a trick or two from the style maven for date nights, holidays, or even casual coffee runs. Dua sure has the confidence to pull off anything, and here’s how you can channel your inner Dua too.

(Hero image credit: Getty Images; Featured image credit: Instagram/Dua Lipa)

Marques' Almeida NET SUSTAIN ReM'Ade printed stretch-mesh top

Dua seems to love anything with mesh in her wardrobe, so it’s only fitting to style an abstract print top by tucking it in with neutral-coloured bottoms on your night out. If you want to take it up a notch, throw on a brightly coloured skirt in red, green or yellow for that extra wow-factor, and finish the look off with gladiator-style sandals. 

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Jacquemus Terraio buckled cutout cotton-blend mini shirt dress

Spring has only just begun, but it’s always a great idea to have pieces in your closet that embody the summer feeling as well. This Jacquemus set is perfect for that added oomph to a pastel outfit, especially when you have details such as the lingerie-inspired buckled strap at the waistline. Simply style the look with chunky gold bracelets, slingbacks of your choice and a statement bag. 

Moncler Genius x 8 Richard Quinn Elke cropped checked quilted shell down jacket

Here’s a pro tip: reference the glorious eras of fashion, like the ‘60s, to spark ideas to elevate your ensemble. This Moncler x Richard Quinn collaboration is a dream piece to wear and is the ultimate finisher for any look. It may seem impossible to wear this puffy outerwear here with the humidity, but why not invest in one for your future travel plans?

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Isabel Marant Treva asymmetric ruffled plissé-lamé mini skirt

Dua is acing the ‘80s-inspired look, and this asymmetrical mini skirt is a whimsical addition to your collection. The silk lamé with plissé texture injects the right dose of shimmer for any fancy gala or dinner dates. With a statement piece like this, you can afford to play with with different top styles to create vastly different looks. A ruffled top or a sleeveless silk tank will work exceptionally well. 

The Attico Feather-trimmed wool-blend twill mini dress

One thing’s for sure: a party-ready silhouette like this will definitely make an entrance. This blazer mini dress in a neon pink hue with feather detailing has just the right dose of drama with its exaggerated shoulders and cinched waist. Would we consider this our partywear of choice? Yes, please. 

AZ Factory Pijama The Kiss printed silk-twill shirt

Multi-coloured statement prints are key to acing the Dua Lipa style, and once you have this silhouette in mind, you’ll be good to slay. You can flaunt this piece as outerwear by pairing a bralette or sports bra inside and with plain black biker shorts to match, but if you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and style this off-duty separate with neutral-coloured biker shorts.

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Amalina Anuar
Senior Writer
A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.