Ariana Grande is one of the world’s biggest pop stars, she has released six albums and has gone on multiple sold-out tours. Even though she seems to always keep busy, she never fails to look good while doing anything. She has been such a trendsetter in the fashion world recently and is always bringing a retro throwback vibe to her style. She will for sure go down in history not only as one of the best female pop stars but as a style icon. Here are ten reasons why Ariana Grande is such a
#1 Oversized Sweatshirts
Flashing back to what feels like forever ago, to the beginning of 2019, Ariana Grande has been seen everyday wearing an oversized sweatshirt dress. Not only does she look super fashionable, but she is definitely comfy too! Even though this look has probably been seen before, Ariana really paved the way for wearing oversized sweatshirts. During her last tour, she released her own sweatshirts and fans obviously purchased them super oversized to mimic their idol. She has worn oversized sweatshirts in what seems like every color from black, to pink, to even yellow. Ariana has even been seen sporting an oversized windbreaker as a dress! This will for sure be a look that follows her and it is so iconic!
#2 Knee High Boots
Ariana is the queen of over the knee boots. She pairs them with her oversized sweatshirt creating the lampshading effect, which is probably a new word in your fashion vocab! Lampshading is wearing an oversized top or sweatshirt and pairing it with over the knee boots, and Ariana is the front runner in lampshading! Over the knee boots have been a part of the singer’s closet for some time now. She has been rocking them all the way back to the days when she released the hit song Problem in 2014. She continues to rock this style during interviews, appearances, and even during her shows.
What is more recognizable than Ariana’s long lushes ponytail. Not only does it look amazing during her performances or red carpet looks, but damn does it look painful! Many people have tried pulling this off or doing the “Wearing Ariana Grande’s Ponytail For 24 Hours,” and most people cannot make it a full day. She has been rocking this look for years and she looks absolutely incredible. The fact not everyone can rock it makes her such an icon.
#4 Hair Clips/Barrettes
You probably remember as a kid wearing those colorful barrettes and then growing up thinking they were not cool anymore. Well, barrettes and hair clips are back in. I have to say we must thank Ari for this. In the iconic photo of her clinging onto Pete Davidson with a lollipop, she is seen wearing multiple barrettes to hold back pieces of her hair. She even wore this look to do one of her meet and greets during the Sweetener Tour. Ariana has always had a thing for retro or throwback styles and we love seeing her rock the 90s hair clip.
By now, the iconic Grammy’s dress worn by Ariana Grande has been seen around the world. The God Is A Woman Singer looked like a real-life Disney princess. She wore a custom Giambattista Valli dress that she accessorized her beautiful gown with a pair of Louboutins and gray gloves. Of course, she wore her signature ponytail, but she did change it up by dying her hair blonde. People were comparing her look to Cinderella. This dress will definitely be remembered as one of the most iconic looks by a performer on the carpet.
Ariana does not mess around when it comes to her favorite holiday, Halloween. For years the singer has been dressing up and posting pictures of all her iconic looks. However, this past year Ariana won Halloween by throwing a huge party at her home. Her costume was inspired by the iconic show the Twilight Zone. She dressed as a pig and wore prosthetics on her face that restricted her from eating and drinking. Her costume was all over the news and fans were freaking out at how iconic she looked.
Ariana seems to have a new tattoo every month, she is always reinventing herself and the things she loves. She loves to show off her tattoos and she does not care what anybody thinks and that is so inspiring. She has a total of 49 and counting tattoos. They differ from very simple and tiny to intricate and big. No matter what tattoo Ari gets, she can rock them all!
#8 Retro sneakers + high socks
For a short time, Ariana had been partnered with Reebok and not only did she model the clothes for their website, but she also rocked the styles outside the photoshoots. On her day off, she went out with her friends to enjoy a day in the city, only to get rained on. The pop queen was not discouraged, instead, she laced up her shoes and danced in the rain. She was rocking a pair of retro Reebok Club C shoes. With socks underneath. She paired them with a complete groutfit, but did not seem to care what people thought, making this outfit so iconic. She has also been seen rocking retro sneakers with high socks during her meet and greets.
#9 Fanny Packs
Although this style was a trend for festival-goers this summer, Ariana seemed to make it a luxury and fashionable trend. She rocked fanny packs by designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and even her own Sweetener pack. She pairs the packs with her oversized sweatshirts and she even wore one during her Coachella appearance over her two-piece outfit. It will be interesting to see if she keeps this style alive during her 2020 style takeover!
Ariana always has cool or trending nails. It may look like she has acrylics, but she actually has gel extensions on her nails. They are quicker to apply and keep her natural nails as healthy as they can. Her nail stylist admitted that they chose the colors together and Ari always goes for a white color since it is simple and classy, but she loves lavender for an everyday look. However, she does go all out and get words written on her nails, or even funky designs.
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