Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas. Photo by John Paul Pietrus.

After starting her career as a backup singer for Paloma Faith, singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas made her solo debut in 2012 with Is Your Live Big Enough?, which was nominated for the iTunes Album of the Year. This summer, the up-and-coming Brit dropped a new album, Blood. W caught up with her about her on-tour must-haves, daily uniform, style icons, and more.

Three words that describe your style:
Bold, effortless, personal.

Daily uniform:
A tailored trouser, colorful crop top, and my brown leather jacket.

Greatest hits:
My amazing red blazer with bell sleeves and the most perfect fit, and my zebra print, appliqué, velvet lace mix Tom Ford floor-length gown.

Preferred footwear:
Doc Martens 3 hole black shoe.

Nighttime look:
Dark lips, no mascara, dewy skin and my black embroidered sheer cropped jacket, and a long black pencil skirt.

Style icons:
Annie Hall, Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Best recent discovery:
My grandmother's trilby hat.

Favorite stores:
American Apparel, Rockit Vintage, Oxfam.

Style pet peeve:
Ill-fitting clothes, or too many prints at once.

Last purchase:
American Apparel strappy denim wide leg jump suit.

Lusting after:
The Alexander McQueen double-breasted men's coat, with detachable carpet-like collar.

What’s always in your bag:
My Skimdo Turbarella waterproof head wrap.

Tour wardrobe must-have:
Adaptable heels, belts, and just strong simple accessories.