One thing that all the Successful Musicians have in common is a big eye for fashion. They make their mark on either being super fashionable or very ground based. The following 10 tips will help you develop your own voga such as zero in some of the “faux pas” to avoid.
Do you have a “Star Factor”? Most celebrities hire consultants to help them create their own unique image, but chances are they don’t have the same budget they do. Which doesn’t mean you can’t create your own “I don’t know what”. Study some of your favorite artists and find out what makes them stand out from the crowd. The goal is not to copy someone else but to gather ideas that you can then stage to radiate your own style.
The right clothes, Wrong gray. Wearing jeans in a bar is one thing, but wearing them in a high quality place is not usually appropriate. If you don’t know what type of dress you should be wearing for a concert, call the venues first and ask for the dress code. Smart casual (no jeans but a little stylish) is common in most trends. Avoid clothes made of cotton that wrinkle easily and look too common. Add in polyester or blends that look stylish and use well. For a fine dinner try on nice clothes or elegant pants and an elegant blouse.
Have a nice trip … see you next year. Watch out for potentially dangerous clothing, such as sticking to pieces from skirts or pants. Not only can this type of dress cause travel while you’re on stage, but it can be very distracting if you play an instrument. Be careful not to wear rings or bracelets if they interfere with your performance. Many musicians don’t wear the old ones because they tend to get in the way of performing. It’s so much better to focus and have a great joke that will cause embarrassment for trumpping your elegant “bling”.
Shoes that make you kill. Remember those beautiful stilettos screaming your name out the store window? Well, when did you finally bring it up that you felt like you were going to die by the end of the night?
Competing with uncomfortable shoes makes for a long and painful concert. It is worth spending time hunting for comfortable shoes. If you can’t afford to see your feet without those killer shoes, bring something more comfortable to the concert and change them just before you play. Bring another pair of shoes for your later sets. This will change your arch, move the pressure elsewhere on your foot, and create less fatigue.
Out of style, out of mind. Keep up to date with fashion especially if you’re making for a younger crowd. You don’t need to buy new clothes every week, but you do need to stay a little current. For older populations, buy clothes that are more on the conservative side, but still trendy.
Get great hair – find your perfect haircut. No matter what age, having great hair is a must. Nothing looks worse than a woman interpreting that her hair has fallen out or has roots that she desperately need to reflect on. It doesn’t matter how big your clothes are – having perfect clothes will not only add to your professionalism, but make you feel like a star..
Looks fabulous with the right colors. Knowing what colors accentuate your hair and skin is a must. Certain colors can make you look tired or messy, especially under stage lights. If you have never had your colors, visit a professional color consultant. Quickly check what your best colors are and make suggestions or accentuate your features.
Does his stuff intimidate your audience? Female musicians are often under a microscope, especially by their worst critics – other women. Depending on the type of seat you are in, be sure that your clothing is not threatened by your female audience members. Jealous women can make negative comments to the owners of the place that could cost your concert.
Dress at your age. Whether you are young or old, always dress appropriate for your age. If you’re younger and making it to a more mature audience, the key is to dress more conservatively. If you’re a little older, you don’t want to dress like you’re a teenager – unless you know you can afford to drive away.
Dress for your body type. It’s important to attract your audience to be fashionable, but make sure your clothes don’t create the wrong kind of attention. Aim for fashion that suits your body and pay attention to clothing that is too small or large. For an objective point, ask opinions from friends about your stage outfit. You can also take pictures of yourself to get a different perspective.
These 10 tips aren’t all fashion trends for female musicians, but they are a great place to start. Being a fashionista can dramatically add to your pizzazz scene and from a star quality that puts you above the rest!