How To Dress Like Alessia Cara At This Year’s iHeartRadio MMVAs


Don’t know what to wear to the hottest star-studded event Toronto will see this summer? Why not take a few pages out of Alessia Cara’s playbook? Whether she’s out running errands or posing on an international red carpet, Cara is the queen of comfy-chic and because the iHeartRadio MMVAs is an outdoor event, comfy-chic is the way to go!

Here are a few of our Alessia Cara-inspired style tips:

A cute matching set

we put on our big kid suits for @fallontonight

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While Cara loves a good pantsuit, we don’t expect you to dress office-chic to our show, so why not opt for a cute matching set? Preferably of the shorts or pants variety. You don’t want to have to worry about your skirt flying with the wind when you’re jamming out to Cara performing.

It’s all about the pants

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Alessia Cara attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Skinny jeans, satin culottes, military trousers, joggers, slacks…at some point, we’ve seen Alessia Cara in them all. At the American Music Awards in 2017, Cara somehow managed to make a pair of joggers and doc marten-looking shoes look chic.

Mix a statement with something casual

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 11: Musician Alessia Cara attends the Nickelodeon Halo Awards 2016 at Pier 36 on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Alessia Cara is ‘bout her graphic tees and at the Nickelodeon Halo awards in 2016, she showed everyone how to dress one up for any occasion. When attending the iHeartRadio MMVAs, why not step outside of your comfort zone and try to mix a statement piece with something you’re used to? You don’t have to go all out with it––your statement piece could be as small as a pair of red tassel earrings!

#JustSayNo to heels

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If you’re looking to adopt Cara’s casual style, sneakers are most definitely the way to go. At events, the pop princess almost always opts-out of the standard heel and instead goes for something flat. 9/10 times, that “something flat” is a pair of Chuck Taylors.

Say yes to platforms

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 18: Alessia Cara arrives at the 2017 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 18, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images,)

They’re cute, on-trend, and they’ll give you some extra added height without killing your ankles in the process. Check out the pair of platform sandals Cara wore to last year’s iHeartRadio MMVAs.

Pair sheer with a crop top

thank u, taste of chicago. x (super cool photos by super cool @livaita)

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On more than one occasion, Cara has been spotted sporting a sheer top over something cropped. If you’re someone who doesn’t like showing a lot of skin but has always been envious of crop top culture, this is the pairing for you.

Steal from your dad’s closet

gonna steal this

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Stay frugal! There’s no reason why your celebrity crush won’t notice you if you steal one of your dad’s shirts. It’s all about how you style it! Alessia Cara is a fan of anything oversized and while your dad probably doesn’t own any Life of Pablo gear, he probably goes have something cool and retro hiding in the back of his closet.

Finish off the look with your signature jacket

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 19: Alessia Cara arrives at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

A bomber, denim, whatever it may be, Cara always manages to resort back to one of her cool-girl jackets. At the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs, Cara chose to finish her outfit off with a baby pink, suede moto-jacket that is all sorts of adorable.

Come on out to the iHeartRadio MMVAs! You already know what to wear.

The show will include performances from Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes, Kris Wu, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Halsey, and Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie. Also in attendance are presenters Tyra Banks, Derek Hough, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Prince Michael Jackson.

Catch the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs hosted by Awkwafina on Sunday, August 26 at 9E/6P on CTV and Much.