Playlistin': 5 Songs For Fashion Week Inspiration

"Fashion month" is coming to a close pretty soon with New York and London fashion weeks wrapped up and giving way to Milan and finally Paris during the last two weeks of September! With so many trends to choose from, some might look to magazines and runways for fashion inspiration, but we at MetroLyrics look to, what else, lyrics for that extra style spark! 


Here are a few songs whose lyrics help us out when we have no idea what to wear...


Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket



I want a girl with a short skirt and a long, long jacket 


So...if you sport this look you run the risk of looking like either a flasher or (more desirably) a very chic spy. Make sure to add heels and sunglasses to up the spy-factor. If you're into impressing the fashion crowd, make sure your trench coat is Burberry! 


Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans



Blue jeans, white shirt. Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn / It was James Dean, for sure. You're so fresh to death.


Basics are embraced by fashionistas because you can never go wrong with a white t-shirt and jeans. Whenever you're in need of an outfit change you can always count on this old standby! You'll even see fashion editors in this look at fashion week — paired with $2,000 shoes of course...


ZZ Top - Cheap Sunglasses



When you wake up in the morning and the light is hurt your head / The first thing you do when you get up out of bed / Is hit that streets a-runnin' and try to beat the masses / And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses


Fashion week means parties and parties mean late nights...this is where your favorite pair of cheap sunglasses come in. When you're too tired to function without a coffee, just slip on your sunglasses and run unnoticed to the cafe down the street. The "cheap" factor helps when you stash them in your bag and they inevitably get crushed. 


That's My B*tch - Jay-Z and Kanye West





That's My Bitch - Kanye & Jay Z FT Elly Jackson by EssuavemeediaOnWordpress


How could someone so gangsta be so pretty in pictures? / Ripped jeans and a blazer and some Louboutin slippers


Everyone knows Jay is referring to his beloved Beyonce in this song, right? We'll take advice from anybody who has a condo in Paris (no biggie) because you just know they're fashion savvy. This is the perfect go-to outfit for any time of day and any occasion, barring a black tie gala. 


Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton



Momma sewed the rags together sewin' every piece with love / She made my coat of many colors that I was so proud of. 


Dolly's song is a heartfelt tribute to her mother who sewed her a coat out of fabric scraps. She told her it was worth more than anything because it was sewn with love, and that fills our heart with smiles. You could DIY a coat for yourself if you know how to sew or find a cool 70's one at the thirft store! Fashion people will think it's Marni. 


-SJ