Written by Jessie Cheng, Rock the Dream

Ever hear of “fake it ’til you make it”? Well if you want to be famous, start dressing like you already are! Turn eyes as you walk down the street, confident and unique in your sense of fashion. Branding is key in the music industry and helps stir new talk about you. Here are several tips, so take notes!

  1. Wear bold colors on stage. Rock the reds and yellows, you want to look put together and ready to put on a show. Select opaque, richer colors that will not wash out under the lighting, and opt for short sleeves since you’ll work up a sweat from performing. Also, clothes that fit are important, try on outfits and plan them carefully beforehand, and get alterations if you need them. If someone were watching from the farthest seat in the arena, think––would they still be able to admire your outfit?
  2. Dress professionally during press interviews and on TV. Artist branding is key to be taken seriously and growing your fanbase. No sandals or shorts! Dress classy and clean, and you will be sure to attract more attention. Even for big-name celebrities, their clothing choice is important and constantly captured by the cameras! Be sure to look camera-ready when the situation calls for it.
  3. Accessorize! Draw more attention to your look by adorning yourself with statement jewelry and accessories like bracelets, necklaces, hats, etc. Using flashy pieces can elevate even a simple outfit and add a unique flair, plus save money on buying tons of new clothes. (And for the guys – don’t be afraid to try accessories too!)
  4. Most importantly, be true to YOU. Wear clothes that compliment your features and your personal style. You want to brand yourself as an artist with a defined image, and fashion plays a huge part. It’s another extension to express yourself, so take creative risks and embrace your unique style. And whatever you wear, do it confidently.

So, what are you waiting for? Start dressing like you’re famous and keep all eyes on you–– dress for success!

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