Gwen Stefani gets style inspiration from her teenage self.

The 45-year-old star is often thought of as a fashion icon and has confessed she still dresses like she did when she was in high-school because she likes being different.

Quizzed on who influences her outfit choices, she told O, The Oprah Magazine: ''My eighth-grade self. In 1982, I was into ska music, James Dean, and the Latino culture in my Southern California neighbourhood.

''As a result, I tried to dress outside the box, different from what the other kids were wearing, with a laid-back vibe - and big accessories. More than 30 years later, that's still my look.''

Meanwhile, the No Doubt singer recently returned to New York Fashion Week to present the latest collection from her L.A.M.B label and confessed she was thrilled to be designing clothes again after taking a break following the birth of her nine-month-old son Apollo.

She said previously: ''It reflects where I am right now, everything kind of aligned.

''I really enjoyed the process of making the clothes, almost as much as I do wearing them.''

The 'Hollaback Girl' hitmaker - who also has six-year-old Zuma and eight-year-old Kingston with husband Gavin Rossdale - is now preparing for the release of her latest fragrance.