Solange Talks Personal Style With NYTimes, Credits Diana Ross As Style Muse


Over the years, we’ve watched the striking and elegant Solange Knowles make her way from under her sister’s shadow and blossom into a timeless retro beauty of her own. Inspiring our inner soul diva ever since Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams, the glowing soul songstress recently sat down for an interview with The New York Times where she talked about everything from her crazy-cool hair to the key elements that truly make an outfit “Solange.”

Here a bit of what Miss Knowles had to share:

On what defines her look:
“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.”

On her number one style muse:
“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!”

On the one item of clothing she once did without:
“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.”

View photos and see what else Solange had to say over at Style Blazer.