Ariana Grande Style Deconstructed

Ariana Grande

Give your image a saccharine makeover with a few solid pointers from everyone’s favorite pop star and Nickelodeon alumni, Ariana Grande. You may think you’re too old to rock her now-signature cat ear headbands, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go all-out Ariana on other fronts.

Walking a fine line between sugar and spice (in stilettos, no less), the pint-sized diva offers up major office, holiday and beauty inspiration for prima donnas of all ages.

The Style of Ariana Grande

Dresses & Knee-High Boots

Ariana Boots

The retro vibe quickly became Ariana’s stage style with mini dresses and skirts paired with fierce boot pairs. To take this look from sassy to sophisticated, drop your hemline and skip the patent textiles. Channel her mod motif with classic black and white prints–think hounds tooth–finished off with a refined, suede over-the-knee boot for  demure twist on the star’s iconic costuming.

Anne Klein Nilise

Anne Klein Nilise, $69.99 from 6PM

Sweetheart Necklines


No sweetheart image is complete without a matching sweetheart neckline, and when Grande hits the Red Carpet, it’s straight for this shape. Go for a corset-style stunner with some real structure to whittle down the waist and give you that girl-next-door curve for special occasions, holiday parties and more.

Sweetheart Metallic Jacquard Cocktail Dress

Sweetheart Metallic Jacquard Cocktail Dress from eDressMe

Crop & High Waist Combos

Ariana Crop Top

Outside of award shows and performances, it’s crop top and high-waist combos. When she’s not in a mod mini dress, you can catch this diva-in-training sporting a sliver of skin in both casual and more dressed-up iterations.

Hudson Barbara High Waist Super Skinny in Soundcheck

Hudson Barbara High Waist Super Skinny in Soundcheck from Zappos

High Pony


By now, it’s hard to imagine this ponytail-wearing, lip-pouting lady in anything but that high, slicked-back hairstyle. So grab the round brush, give yourself a blowout for bounce, then fasten your tresses tight for one boppy big-time do that works surprisingly anywhere. Bonus points: This beauty essential doubles as a mic for bathroom belt-outs 😉

Keratin Complex Thermal Round Brush

Keratin Complex Thermal Round Brush, $20.00 from Folica

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