Ultimate Alt Girl Fashion Icons Who Will Give You Instant Style Goals

21 October 2016, 13:59 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika


We're always on the look out for style inspo. Of course, there are lots of women doing their style queen thing, but we'll admit, we've got a special place in our hearts for the alt princesses who are just slaying the heck out of us.  Here are just a few we can't get enough of. 

Tegan and Sara

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Alt-pop duo, Tegan and Sara, have been at the music game since they were teenagers but they've also been at the fashion game for a long time as well. Catch them doing it for the alt girls with major androgynous style moments and--always--a killer pair of shoes. 


Lynn Gunn


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Lynn Gunn can always be counted on for her all black, super relaxed, signature look. If ever there was someone who made looking cool seem so effortless, it would be the PVRIS frontwoman breaking down all sorts of barriers for ladies in her genre.


Zoe Kravitz


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If Lisa Bonet is your mother, do you have any choice but to be ultra cool and ultra stylish?

Charli XCX 

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Charli's fashion sense has to be one of the best things about the young artist. She is so unafraid to look how she wants to look and say what she wants to say. She practically oozes with confidence. Winning style moment. Her SNL look, of course.

Alexa Chung


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Alexa Chung has been a model since her teen years, aligning herself with massive industry names like MTV and Vogue. And yet, somehow, Alexa has always managed to keep her alt cred. She's never quite 100% prim and proper. Whether it's the band tee, the skinny jeans, or the cheetah print coat, her inner alt queen always shines through. 

Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko's style is the definition of effortless.



Now, we haven't seen a ton of looks from Eleven, but her main steez? Iconic.  She's the ultimate alt girl. I mean, whoever thought of pairing a Peter Pan dress with a bomber jacket? One of us! One of us! 



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Halsey's style is super versatile and super daring. There doesn't seem to be any look she wouldn't try and pull off. 

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani has been at this whole music thing since she was a teenager. Of course, her style has evolved over the years but few ladies in the 90s slayed the style game quite like Gwennie.

Frances Bean Cobain

What do you expect when your mother is Courtney Love and your father is Kurt Cobain?

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Jenna McDougall


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One word: fearless.