#WCW: Style Inspiration - Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu's eclectic, outside-the-box sense of style has earned her major fashion campaigns like Givenchy and has also solidified her as a fashion innovator. Let her style give you life here...

Candice N. Jones Jan, 26, 2015

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Erykah Badu has always been a style innovator, and the elite fashion crowd was finally introduced to her ingenuity the night of the 2014 Met Gala. In a red sea of ball gowns and tuxedos Ms. Badu stood out amongst the crowd in a custom Givenchy black jump suit, ivory embellished coat, and tall wide brimmed bejeweled top hat as her crown. Oversized chandelier earrings, a plethora of statement rings and a gold grill sealed her look. If The Met were a high school, than Erykah proved that she was the rebel that couldn't care less about sitting with the cool kids because she was a world of cool all her own.

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Where: The stage of the Nice Jazz Festival in Nice, France.
 
Why: Erykah Badu is an original, and we love her for it. This trench capelet transforms the classic khaki coat into a more dramatic head-turning piece that would make anyone welcome rainy days. Get the look!

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Erykah’s attire is enough to make you ask, “what in the world?!” She’s always marched to the beat of her own drum, literally and figuratively.

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Erykah Badu poses for a portrait backstage at the Fader Fort by Fiat during the 2011 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Erykah Badu for Givenchy