5 Things Nicki Minaj Has Taught Us About Fashion


When Nicki Minaj first burst on the scene with her affinity for form-fitting dresses, statement heels and wigs every color of the rainbow, the world couldn’t help but take notice. Whether you appreciate her fearless sense of style or wouldn’t be caught dead in one of her looks, you have to admit she makes the red carpet exciting again. Here are five things the new MAC Viva Glam spokesperson has taught us about style.

1. Have fun with fashion.
Gone are the days when a vixen had to blindly follow trends to be a fashionista. Nicki has worn every from printed jumpsuits to suspenders and still got the attention of Anna Wintour who invited her to perform at the Runway To Green event in March.

2. She is not her hair and you shouldn’t be either.
Camouflage wig. Pink-sloped wig. You name it, Nicki’s rocked it. Rather than getting so attached to one style, Nicki wears wigs in every style imaginable and makes them as much a part of her outfit as a pair of heels.

3. Stay with a sick pair of shoes!
Speaking of shoes, when it comes to wearable art, Nicki wows from heel to toe. Whether in platform multicolor Versace heels or pink Chucks, Nicki has a consistent mean shoe game that gives every outfit a special edge.

4. Don’t be afraid to show off your assets in couture.
Most style mavens think you can either be sexy or edgy. Nicki shows us how to blend both. She’s just as hot in a Manish Arora dress as she is in a pair of Urban 1972 knit sweater leggings.

5. Take designer looks and add your own flair.
If you yawn when you see a celeb wear an outfit exactly how it looked on the runway, you’re not alone. Nicki has worn top designers like Gareth Pugh, Alexander Wang and Christian Siriano, but she always incorporates them into her playful signature style thus never losing sight of her individuality.

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