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The Different Fashion Styles Across Music Genres

For a lot of people, music and fashion are inseparable. Look at recording artists across genres, and you’ll see the importance of fashion into their craft and how they want their fans to see them. Fashion creates a distinctive style, and it’s one way for music artists and fans to channel their creativity and self-expression. 

For every music genre, there’s a fashion style that’s unique to it. When you talk about Hip-Hop, there’s the loose clothing and bling-bling. In country music, you’ll often see the classic cowboy hat and denim jacket. Although some things have changed in music over the years, this fusion of fashion and music is still there. 

So, if you want to dress according to your favorite music genre and know the different outfits inspired by your favorite music artists, read this article. 

Pop Music

Pop music has a peppy and youthful vibe to it. It’s characterized by lively beats and lyrics about life and love in general. This high-spirited and happy-go-lucky aspect of popular music is also translated into the fashion style of pop artists and their fans. 

Outfits of pop stars are sure to stand out among the crowd. Bold accessories, flashy clothing, high-waisted shorts, colorful hairstyles, you name it. It’s something that’s out of the ordinary. Since pop music icons are a staple in television and social media, it’s no surprise that their distinctive style creates waves in the fashion industry. 

Electronic Dance Music

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) was introduced on the music scene in the late 1980s. It’s the favorite music to play in nightclubs, with the help of a DJ tinkering on a turntable and a mixer. Like popular music, there’s also a youthful aspect to EDM. After all, EDM music is for dancing and partying. 

Although there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to EDM fashion, what’s certain is that it’s about making a bold statement. EDM fashion is so colorful and graphic, and it incorporates wild patterns, unique materials and funky colors. 

For instance, you can often see neon-colored sneakers and edgy clothing worn by people who love EDM music. 


Rhythm and Blues, or popularly known as R&B, often step in to the territory of popular music. But this music genre is closely linked to Soul and Blues, and, later, some aspects of Hip-Hop are also incorporated into R&B tracks. 

When it comes to its fashion, there’s a dash of class and sophistication to R&B. You often see Justin Timberlake and Usher wearing suits and ties in their music videos. For female artists, the trend is wearing high-waisted jeans and crop tops, which exude a combination of class and sexiness. 

Fashion accessories often include dress shoes, gold and silver jewelry, and luxury watches such as Nomos and Rolex. 


For sure, you know rock music. It’s one of the ageless music genres of all time, and it’s still popular today. Rock music is also a fashion-oriented genre. It has inspired the classic rebel look that often includes ripped jeans, leather shoes, leather jackets, band t-shirts and edgy accessories. 

Country and Folk Music

Country and folk music is known for using acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjos, violin, among other instruments. Country and folk singers also have a distinctive Southern accent in their singing voice, and their lyrics talk about life and romance. 

Artists in this music genre dress themselves up in Western-style wear, such as cowboy hats, boots, denim jeans, denim jackets and sundresses. Fashion accessories often include bandana, tassel necklace, bracelets, crossbody bag, among others. 


Hip-Hop music is arguably the most popular music genre today. It started in the 1970s in New York, and today almost all of the top songs in music charts are Hip-Hop tracks. 

This music genre has also made a huge contribution to the fashion industry. Hip-Hop fashion, also sometimes called big fashion, is characterized by baggy pants, big jewelry, baseball caps, hoodies and sneakers. 

But, right now, Hip-Hop artists are more fluid when it comes to what they wear. Tight jeans and designer clothing are now also worn by rappers and Hip-Hop artists. 


Reggae music traces its origin in Jamaica. It’s typically played in 4/4 time signature, with prominent bass lines, and off-beat rhythmic style. 

Aside from the incredible sound of Reggae, it’s also famous for popularizing one of the most laid-back fashion styles that we see today. Reggae fashion features beachwear and colorful accessories, such as bracelets, necklaces, sandals, and beanies (often with the colors of the flag of Jamaica). 


Every music genre has a unique fashion style. After all, music and fashion go hand-in-hand when it comes to promoting creativity and self-expression. If you want to dress according to your favorite music genre, take note of the fashion outfits and accessories mentioned in this article. 

BMI Stage at Lollapalooza

The third day of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza gets underway with GRAMMY Award-winner Grace Weber, a go-to collaborator of Chance the Rapper and Kanye West. Soul standout DAVIE, who has been praised for embodying the passion and vitality of the genre, hits the stage next, followed by the female fronted rock’n’roll duo BONES (UK) and the infectious beats of fast rising electronic producer Melvv. Introspective alt-pop singer/songwriter morgxn promises to bring his trademark lyrical authenticity to the stage before Australian songstress Vera Blue closes out the day with her blend of folk/pop and moody electronica.

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GRACE WEBER | 1:00-1:40pm

“A talented artist who knows how to move you and your body with soulful grooves and real AF lyrics.” – Okayplayer

GRAMMY Award-winner Grace Weber is a star on the rise. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Weber collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West, co-writing and singing on “All We Got,” the opening track of Chance’s GRAMMY-winning Coloring Book. Her singles, “More Than Friends” and “Elated,” shot to the top of Spotify’s charts, and her performance at SXSW was compared to a “religious experience” byNylon. Beyond her flourishing success, Weber is the cofounder of The Music Lab, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides free music education, career preparation and performance programs to high-school students in her hometown of Milwaukee.

DAVIE | 2:10 – 2:50pm

“There are many types of musicians; some look good, some move good, some are great songwriters, some are great singers. DAVIE is all of these. He has a sound that fits next to the biggest names in contemporary R&B and that can hang comfortably with the giants of the genre’s past, all the way back to his hero, James Brown.” – Ticketmaster Insider

Inspired by the passion of vintage soul and the emotional uplift of gospel, New Jersey native DAVIE cut his musical teeth singing in churches in a traveling gospel band. His vocal prowess led him to Los Angeles, where he found work singing back-up for artists like Chris Brown, Cee-Lo Green and Childish Gambino. But it wasn’t until he went back to the churches of his youth that he found the key to unlock his own path. His debut EP, Black Gospel Vol.1, is filled with both Davie’s fiery spiritual passion and the celebratory energy of contemporary R&B, making the euphoria his songs can generate palpable.

BONES (UK) | 3:20 – 4:00pm

“This is Trent Reznor-level cool. BONES is doing the whole damn thing, middle fingers to the sky and in full control of their work. Rock on.” —NYLON

To hear them explain it, British duo BONES (UK) is “leading the charge of taking rock’n’roll firmly into the 31st century.” Comprised of vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Van Den Berg, the band has already racked up some serious cred to back up their claim. After hearing an early gig by the duo in London’s Camden Town, rock legend Jeff Beck asked Bones and Van Den Berg to collaborate—as both co-writers and players—on his 2016 album Loud Hailer. After gaining a massive following off of singles “Beautiful is Boring” and “Girls Can’t Play Guitar,” it’s easy to see why they have caught the attention and toured with the likes of: Highly Suspect, Band of Skulls, KOOKS, PVRIS, Skunk Anansie and Miyavi.

MELVV | 4:30 – 5:10pm

“[Melvv] has been thrilling listeners with his jazzed-up dance music for years now…continuing to cement his status as a dynamic provocateur.” – Dancing Astronaut

Melvv is the artist project of Milwaukee, WI producer/DJ Jeffrey Melvin. He started producing music at age 12 after being inspired by a video of Daft Punk’s 2007 Paris concert. Melvv is currently signed to Atlantic Records and has a new EP releasing in the fall, which he will be performing at his Lolla Set.

MORGXN | 5:40 – 6:20pm

“Morgxn captivated fans with his infectious pop musicality that’s expertly infused with deeply personal, complex yet relatable lyrics. It’s in this honesty, vulnerability, and authenticity that morgxn’s music resonates and connects with his legion of fans.” -Ones to Watch

morgxn, at age 8, became the youngest member of the Nashville Symphony Choir, and at age 9 penned his fist song “I’ll Always Be There for You.” morgxn decamped from Nashville to Los Angeles, in order to find “space to think, breathe, and be with myself.” While at a party he was asked if he wanted to meet Stevie Nicks, who sagely told the young songwriter, “You have to keep moving. This world will walk all over you if you don’t just keep going.” This advice changed morgxn’s life and his career. His debut album inspired by loss, Vital, is filled with cascading synth-scapes and cool beats, celebrating the emotional complexities of the human condition. His breakout single, “Home,” has earned nearly 7 million Spotify streams, and even inspired a partnership with The Covenant House, a charity for young runaways.

VERA BLUE | 6:50 – 7:30pm

“There are many things we can be grateful to Australia for…but topping the list must be new alt-pop queen Vera Blue, who is undoubtably on the path to world domination.” – Paper Magazine

Vera Blue is an Australian singer/songwriter who started off playing acoustic folk music before adding lush, sultry electronic elements to broaden her sound. The results are sometimes gentle, sometimes ferocious and always show-stopping, with her commanding vocals front and center. After some crucial collabs with artists like Illy and Slumberjack, she released her EP Fingertips in 2016, followed by her debut album Perennial the following year. Response to both her recorded work and live shows have been rapturous.


Launched by founder Perry Farrell in 1991 as a touring festival, Lollapalooza remains an innovator in festival culture 27 years later. Lollapalooza was the first festival to bring together artists from a wide range of musical genres on one bill, it was also the first to travel, the first to expand to multiple days, the first to introduce a second stage, the first to blend art and activism, the first to offset its carbon emissions, the first to put electronic dance music artists on the main stage, the first to create family friendly programming, the first to make its home in an urban city center and the first to expand internationally.

Lollapalooza has grown into an annual world-class festival in Chicago (2005), as well as culturally rich countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and France. Lollapalooza is one of the premier destinations both for music fans in the United States and abroad. The festival expanded to four days in 2016 in celebration of 25 years and continues to bring fans four full days of music and over 180 bands on 8 stages. In 2017 Lollapalooza brought in over 245 million dollars in local economic impact and has brought in over 1.2 billion dollars in total locally, since 2010.

Lollapalooza is produced by Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and C3 Presents.


Celebrating over 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 13 million musical works created and owned by more than 800,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.


Boston-raised, LA-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Caye reveals track Pink Tree via DuJour. The track was written by Caye with co-writer DAWGUS, who also produced the track, and is off of his debut album Pink Tree Paradise due out June 1st via Big Picnic Records and available for pre-save on Spotify HERE today. Click HERE to listen!
Pink Tree comes on the heels of the release of Caye’s current single Easy featuring Wiz Khalifa which recently premiered on Complex and is quickly gaining traction at radio.
Born and raised in Boston, Caye is a talented multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer-songwriter and producer. He has combined a multitude of genres, from jazz to hip-hop and everything in between, with his skills on the drums, steel pan and piano, which has set the stage for the essence of his music: smooth verses and seductive production.


Inspired by artists from many different genres, Madison Ryann Ward combines bluesy, soulful melodies with folk, rap and gospel-influenced lyricism to create a classic sound that remains all her own. An impressive fuse of elements ranging from organs to reggae beats, Madison Ryann Ward is creating the kind of music that has the ability to achieve what Jay Z told Letterman “lasts forever.” LISTEN TO “MIRROR” HERE (Post & Share)