Aliyah was beautiful, talented, and a style gawd! Not only did she make it completely dope for women to raid their man’s closet, she drove the point home that over-sexualizing yourself to sell records wasn’t the only way—a point that needs reiteration today. From baggy pants to oversized sweaters and her signature midriff tops, she made tomboy, chic. Although she left us way too soon in 2001, her soulful music and trendsetting style still resonates today.
We rounded up 22 of Aaliyah’s most fashion inspiring tomboy looks, flip the page to get re-inspired.
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