Ava Marie LaMonica
DIY Stevie Nicks Costume
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Over the summer my friends and I decided to have a retro party. This consisted of delicious treats and nostalgic desserts (such as homemade dunkaroos), copious amounts of alcohol, and a decade costume of our choice. Some chose the 50s, some chose the 70s, some chose the 80s, and some chose the 90s. I chose my favorite icon from the 1970s, Stevie Nicks.
For those of you who don't know, Stevie Nicks is the lead singer of Fleetwood Mac known for her majestic style and poetically magical lyrics...well I'm sure you know this or you wouldn't have clicked onto this post.
Here's what I did to recreate the iconic costume for the fairy godmother of rock 'n roll.
Stevie Nicks had a variety of hairstyles throughout the years from sleek and straight, to shaggy and wild, to voluminous curls.
As you can see, I do not have straight across bangs like Stevie, but I still was able to replicate the feathered look with the use of my straightening iron in a dipping upwards motion. Her waves were subdued in this look, so I emulated this with the use of my wave iron. This makes for an iconic 70s look. I topped this off with a black beret I owned from H&M.
For my face, I used It Cosmetics CC Cream, Butter Bronzer by Physician's Formula, Butter Highlighter in the shade Champagne by Physician's Formula, and blush from Tarte in the shade Paaarty. I used a heavier amount of blush than I usually would to more accurately replicate the look.
CC Cream: Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ - It Cosmetics | Ulta Beauty
Bronzer: Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer, Light | Walgreens
Highlighter: Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter, Champagne | Walgreens
Blush: Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush - tarte | Sephora
For eyes, I used a cream highlighting shimmer on my browbone, a light pink shimmer in the crease, and a neutral cream-colored base on the lids.
In the corners of my lids, I used a shimmery eye stick by NYX called Milk. I topped this off with small winged black eyeliner also by It Cosmetics and Milk Kush Mascara.
Eye Pencil: NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil | Ulta Beauty
Eyeliner: It Cosmetics Superhero Liquid Eyeliner Pen | Ulta Beauty
For lips, I used lipliner from Mac in the shade Boldly Bare. Over that, I used liquid lipstick in the shade Naked by Anastasia of Beverly Hills and topped it off with a peach-colored Butter Lipstick by NYX in the shade Little Susie.
Now every Stevie Nicks fan knows that Stevie loves to flaunt her various mystical accessories.
Stevie often layered her necklaces and almost always wore her signature crescent moon necklace.
I first wore a black choker I owned with gold sequins which I bought from Forever 21. Next, I wore a double necklace with a star and crescent moon which I ordered from Macy's from the brand Rachel Rachel Roy.
Stevie Nicks also loved to rock her groovy aviator sunglasses. I picked up a pair of these from Five Below!
Sunglasses (Similar): sunglasses | Five Below | let go & have fun
Lastly, I wore a pair of black lace arm socks I owned from Spirit Halloween.
Necklace: Rachel Rachel Roy Gold-Tone Moon and Star Layer Pendant Necklace
Now for the fun part: Recreating the iconic Stevie Nick's fit!
Stevie Nicks could be described as a mix of bohemian and witchy, often wearing long and drapey skirts, dresses, and shawls.
I happen to adore this style and the clothing brand Free People offers stunning bohemian options.
The dress I wore is from Free People's line One Adella. It's black, long, lacey, and totally something that Stevie Nicks would twirl around in on stage.
Dress: FP One Adella Maxi Slip | Free People
To emphasize the witchy look, even more, I added on a black shawl I owned from bebe (who remembers bebe?)
For shoes, I added a pop of color and wore red velvet heeled boots which were purchased from the brand Impo at DSW.
Shoes: Impo Orina Boot | DSW
To top this off, I held a tambourine, another signature of Stevie's.
I have to admit, it wasn't the smartest time to dress up like Stevie Nicks in the midst of blazing hot August (as you could imagine the majority of these accessories came off within less than an hour). Nevertheless, I am still so happy that I was able to successfully recreate the look of my favorite artist of all time, and hope this inspires those who also wish to recreate the look.