How to Dress like Katy Perry
Dark hair, pale skin, red lips, Katy Perry is always dressed like a pin up girl of the 50s and we love love LOOVVEEE her style! Before Lady Gaga blew up in popularity, it was all about Katy Perry dressing outside the box of the normal celebrity superstar. High waisted booty shorts and jumpsuit shorts are the definition of her signature style. Shopping in a thrift store may be the place to find gold in the treasure hunt to finding pieces of Katy's look. Some of her red carpet looks are so unique and hard to find, I'll be giving you my own interpretation of the look. So enough with the introduction, let's get down to business!
"Hello Katy" Look
This Hello Kitty inspired couture vest created by The Blonds for MAC’s Hello Kitty Auctions (once auctioned on ebay) can now be recreated by you! There's nothing like this vest unless you are crafty and creative, then you can make your own vest with Hello Kitty patches and accessories found very cheap on ebay. Search for any rhinestone patches that you can sew, iron, or pin on and go crazy with it! Otherwise, you can buy a regular corset top with liquid leggings and overload yourself in Hello Kitty accessories. This gives the idea of the same look you're going for without having to do much hand crafty work. I also found corset belts with chains to give you that extra rocker flair. You can use the corset belt or the pink belt for that extra pop of color that you see on Katy's top. Or, if you want, layer both belts! If you're handy, cut up a pink belt and glue straight onto your corset. Whatever the direction you take, it's hard to make a mistake with something this busy, so have fun with your recreation!
Queen of Hearts Look
When I was searching through all of Katy Perry's looks, I noticed themes. This one in particular is a poker/cards/dice theme and it's really great to wear to parties or a fun night out on the town. I couldn't find a green and white dress with cards all over it, but I did find a red black and white dress that can been paired with cards and dice accessories that will surely give off the same vibe. I find with Katy's look, she's kind of quirky in her style but always finds things that flatter her. She's "weird" without being unattractive. Always remember, don't be afraid of color, don't be afraid of pattern and always commit to the look. Otherwise you would just look awkward.
Pretty In Pink Look
Katy always mixes up her bold looks with soft ones like this. Keeps us on our toes. Here she's wearing a silk soft pink short jumpsuit with a black sash, black hose and soft pink and black shoes. Classy, cute, girly and we love! If you're having a hard time find a one piece short jumpsuit, you can always search for a wrap dress or a long button up shirt, belt it with the sash and continue recreating the look. Whatever you find, keep it simple, keep the shoes basic and soft and the look will be successfully recreated.
Pin Up Girl Look
Here they are, the high waisted short shorts paired with a halter top with pops of color in the accessories. Katy found this outfit in a vintage store and rocked it on the red carpet. She proves that you don't need to wear designer to be best dressed! Notice her shorts and top are a blend of soft pinks/peaches/beige and then she pops it with hot pink metallic pumps, a sparkly american flag clutch and a feather brooch. Yummmo! You can recreate this outfit using any color that best flatters your skin tone and hair color. Focus on getting the elements of the accessories down in order to replicate this look.