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Gwen Stafani

Los Angeles Times
Modified: July 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm •  Published: July 13, 2012

Gwen Stefani was a fashion icon to her “No Doubt” fans long before she launched her L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers labels. The platinum blonde was the poster girl for skaters everywhere. She was frequently photographed in a mix of crop tops, baggy pants, studded belts and chains. Over the years, it’s been fun to witness the singer transform into a more polished version of her ska rocker self in pieces from her own L.A.M.B. line.

Stefani recently attended the opening of the Exposure 2 photo exhibition in Los Angeles, donning a menswear-inspired outfit that was a little of the old “No Doubt” Gwen and her new fashion designer persona mixed together. She wore a pair of Rag & Bone leather pants, white blouse with contrast collar, square-tip tie and cap-toe heels. A silver cuff was a nice touch, and Stefani’s best accessory tends to be her signature ruby red lips.

The zipper-embellished pants, silver cuff and contrast collar are rocker chic, while her heels and red lips appear sleek and feminine. The tie adds a funky menswear twist — perhaps it’s a throwback to when Stefani would wear a plain black tie with her bikini tops or with an Oxford shirt and sweater like a school girl.

For a similar blouse with a contrast collar, try the Asos blouse with double collar for $31.48 from offers a sleeveless version with the Peter Pan collar blouse by Ark & Co. for $49. Tuck your blouse into the Mum trousers from Zara for $59.99. The jean’s metallic sheen gives a look similar to leather without the high price tag. The Gitman Bros. burgundy knit silk slim tie from for $68 offers a fun retro style, or any borrowed skinny tie from a boyfriend or husband can also do the trick.

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