Gwen, Nicki…Blake Lively? Iggy Azalea’s Top 10 Style-spirations

Nothing’s new. We know this. All of our favorite artists have inspirations, but the genius is in flipping the style and making it their own! Iggy Azalea, formerly Amethyst Amelia Kelly (seriously, she could’ve used this as her stage name), is the queen of “borrowing” from the luminaries that preceded her. Some are obvious; i.e. her Gwen Stefani influence is massive. Others are a bit more surprising — Traci Lords? Really? But the style-shifting Australian emcee has managed to make each of their signature looks her own.

From Cher Horowitz’s plaid ensembles to Mother Minaj’s butt, lets check out I-G-G-Y’s most significant inspirations!

  • 1 ASS BACKWARDS
    In UK’s Schon magazine, Iggy said, “People think I’ve had ass implants. I think it’s pretty weird.” For the record, Nicki Minaj, her obvs inspiration (in more ways than one), actually admits to butt-plumping. [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 2 YELLOW FEVER
    Iggy traipsed through her “Fancy” video all decked out in Clueless-inspired, Alicia Silverstone-esque plaid. We think they look like total twinsies, but Cher Horowitz would probably say, “UGH, as IF!” [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 3 BRAIDED BEAUTY
    Nothing’s chicer than a messy-on-purpose, mile-long fishtail braid a’la Blake Lively. Iggy totally got the memo. [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 4 THE WHITE STUFF
    Kim Kardashian (and Khloe too, let’s be honest) made the bodycon white tube dress a major thing this summer. So hot. No wonder Iggy jumped on the bandwagon. [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 5 BALLERINA BUN
    And now, let’s take it all the way back to kickass ’80s pornstar-turned–mainstream actress Traci Lords. With her high bun and pouty lips, she looks exactly like Izzy. Well, vice versa. [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 6 IGGY FROM THE BLOCK
    The full coverage panties? The cropped long-sleeved top? The ecru? Iggy looks more like “On the 6” J. Lo than J. Lo did! [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 7 TOMBOY CHIC
    Iggy’s athletic wear stage ensemble is so throwback Sporty Spice that we almost feel like she should incorporate some drop kicks into her act. And wear a gold tooth (remember when Sporty was in that phase?). [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 8 RAINBOW BRITE
    In 2012, Rihanna rocked a neon printed two-piece on stage and killed it. A year later, Iggy did it her own way with an electric lime number. [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 9 PRINTS CHARMING

    Style-wise, where would I-G-G-Y be without Gwen Stefani? The power-clashing prints, the abs…and neither one of them are Hollaback Girls, so there’s that. [Photo: Getty Images]

  • 10 GAGAZALEA
    Long platinum weave. Check. Bright red lips. Check. Is Iggy morphing into Lady Gaga? [Photo: Getty Images]