Icona Pop always manages to pull off the right amount of eclectic cool and rocker chic vibes. The Swedish duo, Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, have even made it twice to New York Fashion Week; this year after hours, they hosted a private show at the SoHo House rooftop and DJing at the Santos Party House.
These ladies have got it down on lock. They’ve got their celebrity inspiration: Patti Smith, Prince, P.J. Harvey, No Doubt. And they’ve carved out signature looks: Aino’s bowl cut, funky prints and slightly more refined jumpsuits, versus Caroline’s long ginger hair, blazers and daring mesh tops. It all just works.
But most importantly, they’ve got the attitude. For them fashion is form of art and freedom of self-expression, and there’s no need to try hard. Rock star fashion is about I-slept-in-a-tent messy hair, stunner shades and lots of shorts.
Here are top 5 tips gathered from interviews the duo have given to other fashion mags:
1. Put weird stuff together. It’s the best fashion.
2. Wear shirts like Patti Smith.
3. Wear neon lipstick.
4. Don’t follow trends.
5. Fashion is second to making good music.