I decided to do a new weekly feature called… *drum roll*…. Fashion Outlier Fridays! Every Friday we’ll celebrate the unique, one-of-a-kind, groundbreaking, signature style of a celebrity. These style leaders aren’t afraid to go against the grain and be different from the rest, yet true to themselves.
For the first Fashion Outlier EVER, I decided to pay homage to someone who is still remembered for her distinctive voice as well as her distinctive style. Before Rihanna…before Ciara…before Beyonce…oh yeah and before Ashanti (remember her? It’s alright, don’t strain your brain), there was Aaliyah.
Aaliyah first appeared on the music scene as the tomboy with the sweet voice. Over time, her music matured, and so did her style. From her original go-to look of baggy jeans, over-sized jackets, and bandanas; to her signature fitted crop-top with denim or leather pants; to glamorous, embellished tops and dresses on the red carpet; Aaliyah always owned her style. She managed to be casual but cool; sexy but not slutty. People are STILL trying to imitate her look today, but one thing about Aaliyah is she never seemed to try so hard. Her look was effortless. So in memory of Aaliyah, this first Fashion Outlier Friday is for you, Baby Girl.
Is there anyone you’d like to see featured on Fashion Outlier Fridays? Leave a comment!
All images from Aaliyah’s Facebook Fan Page.