I've written about my Solange obsession before, but I'll never stop saying it: she is truly one of the most brilliant, thoughtful, stylish women of our time. True, she is the younger sibling of another of the most talented women on earth, but I've always respected Solange's independent and unique talents. I love that she has always been frank about her experimental, try-it-and-see style. Wherever you see her, she's killing it: red carpets, on the street, on the stage.
Clothes in Performance
Solange's outfits in performance always seem so connected to her musical material, and I can't get enough. The "Cranes in the Sky" music video calls for ethereal, minimal, soulful shapes, while "Losing You" is a mash of prints, colors, and high-energy shorts.
Red Carpet Solo Star
Solange can just take all the credit for the color/print mashing craze of the early 2010s. All of it. She blew us all away. But I love that her red carpet choices are always simple enough to let her face & voice be the focus. The dresses are always exciting, but she tends to use architecture & form as her red carpet design elements instead of color, and I love that switch from her normal style.
Street Style Queen
Solange on the street is perfection. There's no other way to say it. She is cool and odd and flawless and ahead of the curve every damn day.
I know a thing or two about musical talent shared between sisters, and I can tell you: it's magic. It generates new ideas, competition, support, collaboration, motivation...ultimately, I believe it enhances each woman's expressive abilities a zillion times over. I love seeing how both Solange and Beyonce harness that creative energy into sartorial perfection. Every time I hear a new Solange or Beyonce song I listen with a reverence, excitement, attention, and eventual awe that is usually saved for my sisters. The Knowles women have been musical icons to me since I was 10 years old, and my admiration for their style has only grown stronger over the years. As a fellow "cool little sister", I will always have respect & total googly eyes for Miss Solange.