The legendary soul-singer Erykah Badu inspires us with her hypnotic vocals and unforgettable style. When she burst into the music scene in 1994, Erykah had us looking up at her tall headwraps or magnificent afro.
Slaying the Headwrap Game
Who can rock the head wrap better than the queen of head wraps herself? Nobody. No matter the wrap style she wears, it always look gorgeous and beautifully tied. One interesting fun fact is that Erykah would stuff money in her wrap to give it height and volume. (Don't get any ideas robbers!)
On Stage Style
Erykah's early style was influenced by the eclectic styles of David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Bootsy and George Clinton. In an interview with Vogue, Erykah mentions that “I make no distinction between what I wear on the street and the stage; it’s all just my style.” Unlike most celebrities, Erykah Badu chooses what she wishes to wear without the assistance of a personal stylist.
Essence First Global Issue in Africa
Erykah has always felt a connection to the African continent. She has even been able to trace her ancestry back to Cameroon. In the August 2015 issue of Essence Magazine, Erykah shot her fashion spread on location in Kenya and Tanzania. Take a look of the iconic looks from this gorgeous photoshoot (watch the bonus BTS video):
Exquisitely Bald or Frolicious
When it comes to hair, Erykah Badu has had a diverse range of hairstyles throughout her singing career. From a smooth bald head to blond mohawks and afros, her hairstyles can't overshadow her fierce and flawless face.
The Epic Top Hat
In recent years, Erykah Badu has been spotted rocking distinguished top hats on the streets, at award shows and on stage. She doesn't discriminate between men and woman's wear. Erykah's style is fluid, she simply rocks what inspires her.
With over 20 years in the public eye, we continue to admire this beautiful woman’s bold style and confidence. She wears anything she wishes, regardless of if it's trendy or not.
What do you love most about Erykah Badu's style?