the essentials: demi lovato

studs, leather, and everything you need to channel our cover girl.

by liza darwin

Between her albums, her acting career, her gig judging The X Factor, her new book -- not to mention her latest role as NYLON's cover girl-- Demi Lovato is undisputedly coolest multi- hyphenate around.

But despite the fact that the 21-year-old is constantly juggling projects, one thing that stays the same throughout them all? Her style, obviously. It's a fusion of downtown toughness (leather, studs, and spikes) and feminine touches (classic dresses), shaken up and topped off with a technicolor twist.

The secret lies in a couple of staples: think embellished leather jackets, metallic blazers, and a rotating color wheel of rainbow hair. It's a totally winning combination--and in honor of Lovato's NYLON reign, click through the gallery below and see how to nab her style yourself.

P.S.- If you suddenly feel the urge to crank up the volume on "Heart Attack" while doing so, well, we're not going to stop you. In fact, we encourage it. 

THE ESSENTIAL: Statement blazer

Aryn K Metallic Blazer- $127.04

Topshop Silver Blazer- $200

Helmut Lang Blazer- $335

French Connection- $240

Forever 21- $29.80

THE ESSENTIAL: Spike jewelry

Luv AJ- $133

Joomi Lim- $210

Pamela Love - $207

River Island- $10

Sole Society- $39.95

THE ESSENTIAL: LBD with a twist

Express- $79.90

Nasty Gal- $68

Pixie Market- $55

MInkpink- $94.99

Topshop- $64

THE ESSENTIAL: Studded leather jacket

By Malene- $424

Forever 21- $34.99

Motel- $107.41

Missguided- $139.99

Mango- $120

THE ESSENTIAL: Candy-colored hair

Manic Panic Dye in Bad Boy- $8.99

Kevin Murphy Color Bug- $19.99

Bumble and Bumble Spray Chalk- $19

Urban Outfitters Hair Chalk- $14

Ulta- $6.99