5 Demi Lovato Style Essentials That Will Make Your Summer Wardrobe A Whole Lot Cooler

If you're a fan of The X Factor, enjoy celebrity buzz, or listen to the occasional Top 20 song, chances are you're at least mildly familiar with Demi Lovato. The star may have made a name for herself as a performer, but she has since spoken candidly about the pressure women feel to be thin, the drawbacks of a drug-filled lifestyle, and her past alcohol addiction, making her somewhat of a spokesperson for issues that are typically swept under the rug.

But when Lovato is not drawing attention to important issues or promoting her latest hit song, she's rocking ensembles that few women would dare to try. The vocalist loves styles that highlight her curves but also eschew typical gender norms, favoring staples such as printed t-shirts, skinny jeans, and boy blazers in addition to flirty, feminine dresses and skirts. For her many live concert appearances, Lovato chooses ensembles which are merely an extension of her typical, unorthodox dress code, often pairing dark skinny jeans or leggings with a statement jacket and piles of jewelry. For a recent show, Lovato debuted a particularly chic black and white ensemble which even those who don't spend 24/7 onstage could easily channel. Read on for the five pieces you need to channel Demi Lovato's rocker-chic look.

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1. WHITE BLAZER

A white blazer like Demi Lovato’s serves as an ideal contrast to an otherwise all-black ensemble. Try a cropped version that hits just above the hip for a more modern look. Amanda Uprichard's Wisteria Silk Jacket drapes nicely for a chic, relaxed fit.

2. BLACK SKINNY JEANS

The key to Lovato's flattering, all-black ensemble is the perfect pair of skinny jeans. Find an ankle-length pair with a bit of stretch for the most streamlined look. Hudson Jean's Collin Signature Skinny in Black provides a universally becoming cut with the brand's signature, back-pocket insignia.

3. BLACK TEE

If you don't have a perfect black t-shirt in your wardrobe, now is the time to snap one up. Lovato's ensemble is completed with a softly draped black tee, which takes the formal ensemble into more relaxed territory. James Perse's Casual Jersey T-Shirt is the perfect union of comfort and style when it comes to the humble tee.

4. CHAIN NECKLACE

Lovato adds a splash of edgy style to her outfit with the addition of a simple silver chain-link necklace. To replicate her look, choose a double or triple-chain metallic necklace with embellishment at the center like Dannijo's Dora Necklace. Keep proportions in mind when choosing your necklace, as the look can easily veer into goth territory if you select long chains or a piece with an overabundance of spiked accents.

5. HAIR CHALK

Demi Lovato loves to experiment with her hair; this we know for a fact. And with an abundance of temporary hair dye, hair chalk, and gloss on the market, there is no better time to try out the trend. Sephora Collection's Pastel Hair Chalk provides immediate (and easily removable) hair color for those who want to try the trend without the commitment.

Images: Amanda Uprichard Wysteria Silk Jacket, $229, shopbop.com; Hudson Jeans Collin Signature Skinny, $165, hudsonjeans.com; James Perse Casual Jersey T-Shirt, $50, jamesperse.com; Dannijo Dora Necklace, $298, dannijo.com; Sephora Collection Pastel Hair Chalk, $7, sephora.com