Whether it’s a product of their personal style, the trends of the time, or their stylist’s sartorial direction, some of the biggest stars in music (past and present) have a signature accessory that defines their look. Now, it’s not to say they were the first to wear it or that they’ll be the last, but somehow, they’ve made a lasting impression on how we look at everything from a flower crown to a round pair of sunglasses to a dramatic top-hat. Maybe you’ll want to test drive some of these iconic styles yourself?
JOHN LENNON’S CIRCLE SUNNIES
I’m actually ecstatic to see that these shades have come back ‘cause mine have been lying in my drawers for far too long.
Sunglasses $12 at 80s Purple
LANA DEL REY’S FLOWER CROWN
Love her or hate her, Lana Del Rey totally adapted the flower crown into her look. They may have been around since forever but couldn’t be more “now”. Duck lips not included.
Flower Crown $16 at Urban Outfitters
SLASH’S TOP HAT
I’d say this is one of the harder ones to pull off but hey, throw a vintage belt on it and go from English gentleman to rock god instantly!
Top hat $250 on I Don’t Like Mondays
JIMI HENDRIX’S BANDANA
Hendrix wore it over his unruly ‘fro, and used it for other things, too, maybe.
Bandana $150 from Alexander McQueen
TYLER THE CREATOR’S SUPREME CAP
5-panel caps are a current street wear staple and I’d say Tyler’s enthusiasm for Supreme has a lot to do with it.
Supreme Caps $44 at Supreme
AVRIL LAVIGNE’S TIE
How else were people supposed to know that you were tough and misunderstood back in ’02? All jokes aside, I do love me a men’s tie. Just don’t wear it with a wife-beater and we’ll be cool, kay?
MADONNA’S CONE BRA
Thought I was going to say something about them “poking an eye out”? Nope. And of course I found an Etsy shop to meet your cone bra needs!
Cone Bra $139.95 on Etsy
BOB DYLAN’S WAYFARERS
Risky Business, Blues Brothers… Bob Dylan has been doing it way longer pretty consistently. It’s impossible to not look cool in them. And they can fold right into your pocket now!
Ray Ban Wayfarers $150 at Piperlime
LADY GAGA’S OUTRAGEOUS FOOTWEAR
On or off the red carpet, heels are SO overrated.
Jeffrey Campbell Moonwalk Platforms $195 at NastyGal
MICHAEL JACKSON’S RED LEATHER JACKET
With Michael Jackson, I could’ve gone with a number of pieces. Military jackets, sparkly gloves, white socks…But the most wearable and undeniably badass is the red leather jacket. Can’t beat it. (See what I did there?)
Red Leather Jacket !!$37!! at She Inside