Musical Muses: Fashion Inspired by David Bowie
November 1, 2010 Leave a comment
British rock legend David Bowie has been an innovator in music and fashion since the 1970s. Famously known for his androgynous alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, Bowie created a cult following that influenced the glam rock era. He constantly changed his persona and musical style to adapt to the times, and in doing so, created a musical empire that still influences the music and fashion worlds today.
If you want to be inspired by some of David Bowie’s most famous styles, look no further than the outfits below!
Outfit 1: “Fame”
The look below is inspired by the classic, business side of David Bowie, which is consistent with his current style today. Start with menswear-inspired pieces like collared shirts and vests, and swap out typical preppy accessories for edgier ones like leather pants and studded earrings. I also love the shoes – as soon as I saw them, they just screamed David Bowie!
Outfit 2: “Space Oddity”
This outfit captures Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust-era fashion, and the looks that made him so iconic. Back in those days, he loved to mix patterns and never underestimated the impact of striped clothing. He also wore lots of structured, broad-shouldered jackets in bright colors that set him apart from other musicians of the time.
Recreate his Ziggy-era looks by pairing a printed jacket with these unique leggings and Doc Martens. Add a shiny top, striped headband, and glam rock ring for the perfect stage outfit.
Outfit 3: “Ziggy Stardust”
One of the most inspiring aspects of David Bowie’s style is his use of bold, daring makeup. He often used glittery and metallic face paint to create circles and lightning bolts across his entire face, looks that were very innovative at the time.