Nina Simone is the type of boundary-pushing figure that remains in a class all her own. On what would have been her 86th birthday, we’re drawing style inspiration from this phenomenal woman. Known for her musical genius, politically charged lyrics and fearless persona, Nina Simone’s effortlessly glam style is often overlooked. Simone’s grand, colorful and unapologetic approach to art informed much of her style as she demonstrated throughout her career and life.

In our deep dive into this icon’s best fashion statements, we noticed that she had a penchant for making a look complete with a headpiece. This staple was fitting for a figure like Simone, a glamorous and relevant nod to our culture and our roots. We’re taking a cue from “the high priestess of soul” and adding to our headpiece collection today. Shop our Nina-inspired picks below!