Keep Your Fashion Sense Alive With These Freddie Mercury Approved Outfits

Keep Your Fashion Sense Alive With These Freddie Mercury Approved Outfits

Throwing it back with a fashion frenzy in the wake of the release of "Bohemian Rhapsody."


Since the release of the epic new film "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen fans (both old and new) have been obsessing over icon Freddie Mercury. While watching the film, I could not help but envy his fabulous style - he was able to pull of vibrancy, casualness, and confidence with so many legendary looks. In an age where vintage is more ~in~ than ever, here are six outfit ideas inspired by the one-and-only Freddie Mercury.

1. "Good Company"

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Inspired by one of Freddie Mercury's most iconic looks, this is perfect for a date night, girls night, or pretty much any social outing. To put a twist on Mercury's original look, replace his loose-fit white pants with chic denim skinnies and accessorize with jewelry.

Where to buy this outfit's highlighting pieces?

Yellow leather jacket - ZARA; white booties - Sam Edelman Circus

2. "These Are The Days Of Our Lives"

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For a chic, everyday look, put together these colorful joggers and a loose graphic t-shirt. Modernize this look with a pair of platform sneakers and a belt.

Where to buy this outfit's highlighting pieces?

Joggers - Bershka; Sneakers - ZARA

3. "We Will Rock You"

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You really can never go wrong with a classic rocker look, and who is better to draw inspo from than this rock icon. Keep it casual with bootcut cut-off denim and a white ribbed tank top, and finish it off with a studded leather jacket, heeled booties, and some silver bling.

Where to buy this outfit's highlighting pieces?

Leather jacket and booties - ZARA

4. "Another One Bites the Dust"

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For an everyday look, get inspired by Mercury's classic work-day outfit. Really any denim can work, as long as you style it with a comfy-cute pair of sneakers, graphic tee, and accessories! I went with the vintage skinny scarf and leather vest, but it really works with anything.

Where to buy this outfit's highlighting pieces?

Denim - Levi's; vest/scarf - vintage shops

5. "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon"

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if you have seen "Bohemian Rhapsody," this look is definitely already familiar. It is undoubtedly one of Mercury's most iconic outfits, worn for the worldwide Live Aid concert where Queen performed many of their greatest hits. This is so easy to put together and is perfect for a lazy weekend brunch.

Where to buy this outfit's highlighting pieces?

Sneakers - Stan Smith Adidas; arm band - Cotton On; studded belt/readers - vintage shop

6. "You're My Best Friend"

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Last but not least, here is another casual look - ideal for a day with your best friend! This outfit might be the most open to interpretation because it works great with any jeans and tight-fitting t-shirt. Simply throw on a belt band to complete the look.

Where to buy this outfit's highlighting pieces?

Denim - Urban Outfitters; t-shirt - ZARA

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I Didn't Choose To Be A Dance Major, It Chose Me

How my passion became my purpose


I don't remember the exact moment, but I do remember the process. I remember moments in time and the way joy has manifested itself into my life. Perhaps this is the meaning of life—a slow growing journey of finding yourself through experiences and delightfully long conversations with people we care about, long nights filled with laughter, early mornings with dew beneath our toes, waves of utter joy, followed by waves of somber; it's all just part of it. And within these waves and moments of our lives, we begin to see with clarity—a slow but steady process. Clarity occurs when the fog is lifted. It's when you find that thing you're passionate about, and you do it relentlessly. This is the art of becoming.

So, I don't really remember when I became a dancer. I suppose it's been a lifetime of becoming. I can't even really say that it's a choice. I don't think it is. I know that I was born to dance. And this has nothing to do with how I look or anything like that. But it has everything to do with how I feel when I dance. It's this sense of sheer release, and to be able to get to that point of really, truly not having a care in world; this is how you know you're in the process of becoming. It's in the moments where I'm the most lost—the moments where I've really given myself over completely that result in the greatest rewards, usually in the form of self-knowledge. This is clarity.

I have not chosen to become a dancer, but inevitably dance has so gracefully chosen me. And with great appreciation, I've accepted the invitation. I've since made the mindful choice to immerse myself in this art form, because to me this is how joy has chosen to manifest itself in my life. Through movement, and love of music, and love of creating, this is how I've chosen joy.

It recently dawned on me that dance is what we as humans use to declare our vitality. It's an appreciation of being alive. And more so, it's a celebration: of being alive, of our bodies, of human contact, but mostly just of life. We as humans dance to celebrate life.

So with this joy that I've been so lucky to find, I am compelled to study dance. And not just take classes, and not just take notes, but to really study—to really understand what it means to be alive, and to feel gratitude for every ounce of my life.

This is why I'm a dance major.

So before you question me, and perhaps tell me that my major is useless or is not setting me up for a successful life, maybe consider that I've chosen a life of joy. I've chosen to be passionate and throw myself into gaining a greater kinesthetic awareness, a more profound appreciation for music, and for art, and for culture, and just life in general.

I have chosen to celebrate my life, and celebrate what my body allows me to do every day. And through my choices, I've begun to master the art of becoming.

Author's note: The theme of "becoming" was subconsciously inspired by Michelle Obama.

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