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Style Icons: Solange

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While arguably Beyonce is the most famous of the Knowles family, Solange Knowles suits her black sheep role. Acting as a foil to her polished, perfectly poised sister, Solange styles herself in a way that is just quintessentially herself.  With too many looks to choose from, we ended up picking three instances of Solange fashion that she can be seen repeating and rocking over the years.

It can seem daunting to try and copy our favourite celebrities, and that's because literally copying someone else is unlikely to find itself at home in your wardrobe. But taking inspiration and combining it with your own clothes feels so much more comfortable and looks so natural.

These principles of Solange's style can be applied to anyone and everyone. If you're looking for an easy way to up your fashion game.

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Pattern and colour clashing may seem intimidating to even the most experienced style icon, but Solange pulls it off even in the most simple - and cozy looking - outfits. Just because you're keeping it casual doesn't mean you have to make it boring.

While the following picks may seem like statement pieces that you'd want to wear with something plain, together they make for interesting looks without putting too much thought into it.

LUCIA HIGH RISE SHORTS

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High Rise Shorts, £24

These brilliantly bright shorts would look so much cuter paired with a clashing colour.

'80S PRINT BODYSUIT 

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'80s Print Bodysuit, £24

The colours in this bodysuit lend themselves beautifully to complimenting or contrasting with whatever you pair with it.

FLORAL HIGH WAIST SHORTS 

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High Waist Shorts, £22

Contrasting colours and prints doesn't have to solely be in bright shades - these pastel shorts would stand out paired with almost anything.

 

STATE

Statement looks are far from only for the red carpet. If you constantly dress to impress - impress yourself that is - you're way more likely to feel comfortable and content. Even if you end up just doing the washing up in a £60 dress more often than you wear it out, at least you can pretend you're in your own indie rom com.

Of course, investing in statement pieces also means you always have a killer look to turn out if you're last minute invited to an event. Got to be a minute wedding guest? Let me just throw on this vintage maxi and I'm good to go.

RETRO FLORAL MAXI DRESS 

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Floral Maxi Dress, £36

This bold print would stand out on any dress, but (almost) hitting the floor turns this maxi into a walking piece of art.

GREEN FLORAL MAXI DRESS 

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Floral Maxi Dress, £28

This tropical print is nowhere near as brash as your dad's Hawaiian shirt, but serves instead to look fresh and bright in any crowd.

 

BLOCK

As a very wise drag queen once said, colour blocking is the easiest way to look like you have your act together style wise, without actually trying all that hard. By wearing only the same colour in one look - or shades of that colour - it looks very planned and tres chic, with very little effort at all.

TURQUOISE HIGH WAIST SHORTS 

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High Waist Shorts, £24

These bright coloured shorts may be all too tempting to pair with something a little more demure, but really they're an excellent base for a colour blocked outfit.

TURQUOISE CHEONGSAM JACKET 

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Cheongsam Jacket, £36

This stunning jacket will only be highlighted by a matching turquoise tone and helps to bring the whole look into one cohesive image.

Images via SolangeInspired