When it comes to being a musician, looking great on stage and on the red carpet helps create a persona for an artist. For many of this year’s iHeartRadio Much Music Video Award nominees, creating their own style is something they practice 24/7.
We rounded up some of our most fashionable nominees this year to check out their enviable off duty style.
Alessia Cara is the queen of keeping things casual and cute. Flannel shirts, jeans, chokers and baseball hats are kept in high rotation in the singer’s wardrobe, with Alessia looking like both a superstar and someone you want to chill with on a Saturday night.
New solo artist Camila Cabello grew up in the hot Florida sun, which means she loves to rock a cute crop top and summery jeans. The Best New International Artist is always ready for the red carpet and the beach. Where else would anyone want to be?
Best New Canadian Artist nominee Charlotte Day Wilson may call Toronto home, but her style is all UK. The smooth singer loves to style hoodies with Adidas track bottoms, toques and backwards hats. Day Wilson effortlessly pairs thrift store finds with sport suits to make a look as unique as her sound.
Coleman Hell’s combination of flowing tunics and over the top fur coats is as eclectic as his sound. His style is best described someone who wants to audition for “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas” on the same day.
Singer, writer and director Grimes spends her life making art and her wardrobe reflects her ever-evolving vision. The Canadian musician is just as comfortable in a chic gown as she is wearing fitted jeans and band tees.
It’s rare to see Toronto artist Jessie Reyez without her trademark denim cutoffs giving us #ShortsGoals. The double nominee this year loves bringing the ‘90’s back, rocking Doc Marten boots or Chuck Taylors with flannel shirts and oversized tees.
The New Zealand singer loves to keep things classic, giving off Annie Hall vibes with her high waisted dress pants and floppy hats. Lorde mixes up her look with jeans and crop tops, keeping things feminine and flirty no matter what decade she’s pulling inspiration from.
We’re not sure whether it’s done on purpose or simply the result of spending so much time together, but Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman from Majid Jordan seem to coordinate their sports chic look both on and off stage. When your music is smooth, your style has to be as well and that’s definitely the case for these OVO artists.
West coaster SonReal knows there’s more than one way to rock a Canadian tuxedo. The spitfire rapper has a style that mixes skate culture and hip hop fashion, pairing Vans with ripped jeans, sleeveless metal tees with gold chains and baseball caps with fitted shorts to keep him looking ready for the stage even when he’s rolling down the street on his skateboard.
Toronto rapper Tasha The Amazon has a fashion style that is as fearless as her music. Playing with ideals of female and masculine looks, Tasha’s look is inspired by singer Aaliyah, with bra tops and oversized jerseys creating a sexy RnB aesthetic.