Ellie Goulding: Undefinable Style

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Ellie Goulding often defies labels. The singer-songwriter made a smash in the UK with her debut album, and now she's trying to replicate that impact stateside. Her sound has been described as everything from electro-pop to folk to soul, and her music has earned many fans as well as appreciative critics.

Ellie Goulding Saturday Night Live May 2011

She took one more step towards the mainstream recently with her May 7 Saturday Night Live performance. Much like her eclectic musicality, this budding songbird's style is funky if not borderline quirky. Here is just a sampling of her recent looks on the red carpet, the stage, and the street.

Ellie Goulding The Q Awards 2010 London Oct 2010Ellie Goulding T4 Stars of 2010 London Nov 2010

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It was a sequined shift dress with studded belt accent for The Q Awards 2010 back in October. Ellie's purple hair really stood out against her all-black ensemble. T4's Stars of 2010 in London this past November brought out her rocker side with Ellie sporting a printed tank, leather shorts and opaque tights.

Ellie Goulding Burlesque UK premiere London Dec 2010Ellie Goulding ELLE Style Awards 2011 London Feb 2011

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The British star's unconventional take on the tux was quite edgy at the Burlesque UK premiere in December 2010. An adventurous combo of a D&G jacket, velvet shorts and suspender-style tights made Ellie a standout on the red carpet. In February, Ellie arrived for the ELLE Style Awards 2011 in London wearing a sweet strapless blush-colored mini dress with draped skirt. The frock's pinkish hue was a little too close to her hair color, though.

Ellie Goulding London Fashion Week AW 2011 Burberry Prorsum London Feb 2011Ellie Goulding performing live on stage at G-A-Y London March 2011

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Destined to become a regular seated in the front row at fashion shows, Ellie was decked out in a Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 studded sleeve Bespoke trench and Burberry Brit skinny jeans for the fashion house’s showing at London Fashion Week A/W 2011. While wildly drumming onstage in March at London's G-A-Y Heaven, Ellie sparkled in a multicolored geometric corset top, black denim shorts and pumps.

Ellie Goulding leaving BBC Radio 1 Studios after announcing her new tour London March 2011Ellie Goulding Burberry party held at the Burberry Brit store London May 2011

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After announcing her new tour, Ellie was spotted leaving BBC Radio 1 Studios in March. The way the chanteuse's striped blouse was almost buttoned all the way up to the top, that black coat and accompanying suede brown boots all had a very 90s feel. She was back in black and Burberry earlier this month for the Burberry party held at the Burberry Brit store in London. Check out her stellar jacket featuring a heavily embellished collar and black bag with tribal print strap.

We're certainly happy Ellie has gone blonde again, and look forward to checking out this rising star's style.