Solange Knowles continues to focus her stye on a variety of print patterns, and lots of color. She recently chatted with The New York Times to describe her look, the things she tries to avoid, her recent purchases, and who her style inspirations are.
On what she’s wearing now (left): The pants are DVF, which I wear a lot because it’s easy and comfortable. I love my bright yellow J. Crew sweater. The jewelry is Lia Sophia. The shoes are Alexander Wang. I play around with metallic shoes when I wear prints. It breaks up the busy-ness, and pops.
On her style credit: I definitely gravitate toward prints and color. I love to play with prints on prints, but I try to have a good instinct about what to match. Like, if I have a Pendleton print, mixing that with a tribal African print will give off National Geographic-gone-bad vibes. So if I wear an ethnic print, I contrast it with a bright top, or maybe stripes. Yellow is my absolute favorite color to wear. I also love hot pink. When I match my prints with those colors, I feel it’s a “me” outfit.
On her style inspiration: Diana Ross is the quite obvious one. If you look at pictures of her in the ’60s, ’70s, through the ’80s, she embodied everything about that era in such a timeless way. Her hair is a whole other conversation! And seeing photos of my mother from the ’60s and ’70s, she was a total rebel with her style. She had extremely fine hair and washed it with detergent to coarsen it up and had this amazing Afro.
On her most recent purchases: I’m not a huge jacket girl because I grew up in Texas where we wear Daisy Dukes on Christmas. Then I lived in L.A. Having just moved here, I am understanding the importance of a real jacket. I bought a black Helmut Lang blazer and three coats from J. Crew. Now I’m moving on to walking shoes.
Source: The New York Times