Colombia may be famous for many things, but it has a new claim to fame: pop princess and bad ass extraordinaire Kali Uchis. The 23-year-old musician is helping to further the notion that Latinx can and are changing the game. The self-proclaimed “dislikable Colombian girl” is making a name for herself thanks to her studio debut, Por Vida, an autobiographical nine song venture that features crooning melodies like “Call Me,” and more upbeat tracks like “Rush” that will get you moving no matter where you are. Oh and she’s featured on the new Gorillaz album.
Kali, with her strong, cooing voice and defined aesthetic, has carved an even deeper niche for herself. Although her music speaks for itself, we are especially here for Kali’s out there, bubblegum goth style. From rocking diamond bralettes to sequin pants with hip cut outs, Kali is unapologetic with her glamour, and we’re living for it.
To celebrate this powerful Colombian goddess, we’ve rounded up five of her most iconic fashion moments. So get your notepads ready — these are looks you’ll want to copy all summer long.
1This sparkly bralette
As the reign of the bralette continues, we’re constantly inspired to wear ours in new ways. Under a sheer shirt? Check! On top of a shirt? Check! As a shirt? Absolutely! We love that Kali finds inspiration from the ’90s, choosing to style hers with a thick, blinged out cross choker, some denim, a belt that says “kali” on it, and a classic pair of hoop earrings. With the high pony and red tinted sunglasses, this look feels like a Latina teen dream.
2That one time she made Clueless look dated
No shade to Clueless (as if!) but we are totally vining off of Kali’s look. One of our favorites has to be this sticky sweet look, complete with the cutest beret of all. Clad in an all-white ensemble, the singer looks like stardust in a white slip, blazer, and lace-up thigh high boots. She finishes the look with a white beret and lace choker, giving off total millennial meets Clueless vibes.
3This glam all-black ensemble
Pulling off this over-the-top look is no easy feat, but Kali makes it look effortless. Wearing a zip-up fringed crop windbreaker, black sequin pants with hip cutouts, a diamond choker, and diamond hoop earrings, Kali looks extra but in a ravishing way. This is the ultimate modern Selena look, and with Kali’s spice, it has the perfect amount of heat. Finished off with a strappy metallic heel, this look is just luxe enough.
4This denim on denim look
One of our favorite looks has to be how the Colombian stunner wore a matching denim set: the top was a belly shirt, tied above the bellybutton, right above the bust. Kali also wove fake daisies into her hair, looking like a summer teenage dream straight out of the ’70s. This vibe feels perfect for the approaching warmer days, so we’ll be definitely taking style cues and stealing this look.
5The perfect LBD
The best part about little black dresses is that they are timeless and always a good choice, regardless of where you are. We love the style that Kali chooses with its minimal v neck, long sleeves, and off-the-shoulder fit. This look is glamorous in a simple way; think asymmetrical cuts and luxe accents to up the ante. Paired with a cigarette holder, black sunglasses, and dangling earrings, this LBD just had a major upgrade. Noted.