Solange turns 29 years young this week and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate her than to count down the oh-so-many ways she slays. From her killer fashion sense to the way she speaks her mind, we're rounding up the reasons we love Solange.
She's Not Afraid to Take It There When it Comes to Fashion
When you're a fashionista, you can't be afraid to really take it there. Enter Solange. She goes bold with color, texture and silhouette, solidifying her space as a fashion darling.
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Her PUMA Line Was Kind of Amazing
When she added Creative Director to her resume, we knew we'd love the results. We're still loving her Solange x Puma 'Girls of Blaze' line that debuted in 2014.
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Her Instagram Feed Looks Like Something Out of 'Traveler' Magazine
She's on the move! Whether it's Mexico City or Australia, you can always count on Solange to bring you her worldly view.
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Her Afro Is Larger Than Life
We're in love with Solange's afro. Her ability to execute pretty much any natural hairstyle with style and grace is enviable.
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She Moonlights as a DJ
From ESSENCE Fest to the Oscars Governor's Ball, Solange has rocked some of the hottest parties. And, her playlist sounds just as good as her Instagram looks!
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She's Kind of a Genius When it Comes to Pattern Mixing
Fashion is a craft and when you have a knack for it like Solange, it's warranted to be called a genius. We're sure this outfit not only made for an amazing Instagram post, but an awesome ensemble.
She Hangs With All the Cool Girls
When you're a cool girl, you're bound to draw equally fabulous friends. Clearly this is the case with Solange. From Janelle Monae to Erykah Badu, we're loving her crew.
She's The Best Auntie a Girl Could Ever Ask For
We love watching Solange and Blue Ivy's relationship blossom! In an incredibly sweet Instagram post Solange once called Blue, "my twin, my fellow sassy pants, my dancing partner, my incredibly smart, beautiful, niece-y-poo." Could they get any cuter?
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She Pulls Off a Bold Lip Like Nobody's Business
Solange's judgement when it comes to beauty is just as spot-on as her knack for hair and fashion. Her bold pops of lip color always bring a necessary element to her look.
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Her Music Is the Perfect Soundtrack for A Road Trip
From "Losing You" to "Lovers in the Parking Lot," Solange's songs are always light, airy and the best choice for a window down, fun road trip with the girls. Besides, imagine blasting Solange's music in a car like that!
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We Now Want to Wear a Floor-Grazing Cape to All Occasions
Trendsetter is an understatement when it comes to Solange. She's been seen rocking floor-sweeping capes everywhere, from her epic wedding to the amfAR gala in Milan. All we need to know is, where can we get one?
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Met Gala 2015, 2014 and 2013…
The Met Gala is not for the faint of heart. Couture, extravagance and bold moves rule the red-carpet at this event. Solange never fails to deliver and always leaves us in awe.
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Who Else Can Make Camping Look This Cool?
Move over Times Square, this is what a New Year's celebration should look like. When Solange and her too cool friends decided to bring in 2015 while #Glamping in California’s Joshua Tree National Park, we knew a new trend was born.
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Because We Wish Our Big Sister Was Beyonce!
Solange and Beyonce are one of our favorite sister duos. Solange never fails to have her big sister's back and as Beyonce put it, she even taught her how to "speak her mind." We love it!
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Her Wedding Broke The Internet
Solange taught us all what it really meant to "break the internet." The outfits, the poses, the slay!! Clearly, we're still not over how amazing this moment was.
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We Want to Shop Her Closet Every Day
Fringe skirts, patterned pants, pointy shoes and the best shades that the gawds could offer. A gift certificate to Solange's closet would be the ultimate dream.
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She's Passionate About Her Music
The young singer's music is almost unclassifiable. She never goes with the trend and always stays true to her music.
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We Still Can't Figure Out Where You get Her Kind of Cool
How does one obtain a cool like that of Solange's? We can't quite put our finger on how she does it, but we can't get enough of that mysterious, chic, eclectic vibe.
She Moves to The Beat of Her Own Drum
Solange never succumbs to prevailing culture-- and that's why we love her!
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She Isn't Afraid of a Beauty Dare
Solo Star is certainly a lady who dares to wear, no matter the circumstance. Her bold makeup looks keep us captivated and we're not complaining!
She's Such a Chic Mom
Solange really puts a young, fun and funky spin on motherhood. She's a "this is how I want to be as a mother" inspiration to us all.
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She's The Complete Package
A well-rounded woman encompasses three things: beauty, style and intelligence. Solange takes charge of all three attributes with ease.
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She Made The Grand Entrance to Her Wedding on a Bike
Talk about cool! Solange switched the game up in more ways than one when she showed up to her wedding on a bike. The rest of her special day lived up to the nontraditonal entrance and all we have to say is, "yaasssss!"
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Her Music Videos are Always Fun, Unexpected and Unique
From "Losing You" to "I Decided," we love how Solange always steps out of the box with her music videos. Whether it's the off-beat scenery or killer dance moves, you're always in for a treat.
We Wish Our Personal IG Accounts Were Curated by Her
It's no secret the world is obsessed with Solange's Instagram page. She's giving us artsy trips to the museum, Black girl fabulous, and NOLA flavor that we just can't get enough of. #DoubleTapYourLifeAway
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She's Mastered the Sultry Eye
And every other bold eye for that matter. Round of applause to everything Solange.
She Stepped Out of Big Sister’s Shadow and Made a Name for Herself
It's never fun to constantly be compared to your siblings, but Solange has glo-ed up from Beyonce's little sister to Ms. Solange Knowles quite effortlessly.
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She Always Speaks Her Mind
Don't come for Solange. Or her sister. Or her niece. Or anyone in her family for that matter. Because she will send for you...period.