Solange Knowles is undoubtedly one of our style icons. She effortlessly avoids trends while ultimately creating her own. And there are few celebs with hair as marvelous as hers. But who does she look to for style inspiration? Answer: actress LisaRaye McCoy-Misick. 

That’s right! And after stepping out to an event this weekend, Solange shared via Instagram that LisaRaye — who is known for her all-white ensembles — is one of her personal style icons. The caption includes this sweet sentiment: “I wore my all white for purity, just trying to be like one of my style icons miss Lisa Raye who I ❤️”

Solange/Saint Records Instagram

Solange also posted a collage made up of photos of her most firece white outfits with the caption: “Hey @thereallraye1, I been taking notes ! :)”

Solange/Saint Records Instagram

Sadly the images have since been deleted from Solange’s IG account, but the collages are defintiely a beautiful homage to LisaRaye’s style and how it has inspired Solange’s many looks. 

Although white is notoriously unflattering, LisaRaye has been rocking her signature hue for over 14 years — and looks good doing it. “It’s not anything religious,” LisaRaye told Wendy Williams back in 2010. “I just feel fresh and clean — and just like an angel.”

That was clearly the aesthetic Solange was going for on Sunday when she hosted her “Soul Cleansing” event in Hollywood “to encourage a moment of reflection, and to build internal energy through music, good times and fellowship.” The singer/model donned an ethereal, asymetrical, ivory colored gown and a full-glory Afro. And while the ensemble was right on par with what we expect from Solange, we love that she was inspired by LisaRaye.  

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In celebration of these ladies, check out the gallery above to see their most amazing all-white looks.