I Dressed Like Céline Dion and That’s It, That’s the Story (with Photos, Obviously)

The Look: The Wetsuit And Blue Blazer She Wore Shopping In Paris (2019)

I’VE. NEVER. FELT. MORE. INVINCIBLE. THAN. IN. THIS. OUTFIT. I will now walk into everything—from meetings to Chipotle—as if I were wearing it. The look is meant to turn heads; it’s surprising and fun and unexpected (a wetsuit instead of pants!!!). This look is a prime example that it’s not the clothes you’re wearing, it’s how you wear the clothes. (Someone put that on a graphic tee.) With all my best parts being held firmly in place *insert peach emoji*, the wetsuit created the perfect base to layer on the other pieces needed to pull it off—that sharp blue blazer and my confidence included.

Get the look: Vera Wang sunglasses ($250); A.L.C. jacket ($695); 3.1 Phillip Lim turtleneck via Rent the Runway ($55); Billabong wetsuit ($130); Stuart Weitzman heels ($398)

The Look: The Backwards White Suit She Wore To The Academy Awards (1999)

The lesson here is: Don’t look back—unless you’re looking back to check me out in this suit. Kidding (sort of). When Céline wore this bold look on the red carpet, it got mixed reviews. She took a risk. She wore pants in a sea of gowns when it wasn’t as common on red carpets. And she recently told People she has no regrets: “It was avant-garde at the time. And it doesn’t matter, you just have to assume what you wear, you wear, and I did.” Translation: Own it. Feel good about your choices. And that is the exact vibe I felt as I put on the backwards blazer and tiny ’90s sunglasses.

Get the look: Suistudio jacket ($399); Suistudio trousers ($200); Urban Outfitters sunglasses ($18); Stacy Adams hat ($60); ASOS heels ($56)

The Look: The Sweatshirt-dress She Wore Before A Show (2018)

I live for the looks Céline posts to her Instagram. Then again, don’t we all? This one is a personal favorite. It’s like Ariana Grande but make it Céline Dion. I filed her pre-concert look under “outfit inspiration,” and it was one of the first photos I took out of said file when considering the looks for this story. Of all Céline's ensembles, this one is definitely accessible (as are wetsuits, I can now say objectively). She is all about range and experimenting and changing it up. Couture gowns one day, onesies and "I love Paris Hilton" tees the next.

Get the look: Forever 21 dress ($20); Krewe sunglasses ($275); ASOS fanny pack ($32); Express boots ($88)

The Look: The Gown She Wore To Her First Met Gala (2017)

The headpiece! The high slit! The one shoulder strap over the sparkly T-shirt thing! She made her first Met Gala count and clearly enjoyed every minute of it. I watch this video of Céline about once a week to remind myself that even in the most glamorous, high-pressure situations, she is always completely and truly herself. Channeling that Big Céline Energy is all I needed to make riding up the escalator in my office building as thrilling as walking up the steps at the Met Gala. Plus, showing a little leg never hurt anyone.

Get the look: ASOS fascinator ($16); Gap T-shirt ($20); La Femme dress ($198); Zara belt ($26); Kelly & Katie pumps ($40)

The Look: The Oversize Sweatshirt And Wide-leg Jeans She Wore On Set In Paris (2019)

Ah, this look right here. This one feels most on brand for me personally. Céline threw on that hoodie in between takes on the set of a L’Oréal shoot. And damn, with this one outfit, she’s taught me how to elevate a sweatshirt, a key staple in my wardrobe, with some metallic pumps, comfy pants, and a bit of self-affirmation.

Get the look: Baja East sweatshirt via Rent the Runway ($50); Splendid joggers via Rent the Runway ($30); ASOS heels ($56)

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