Celeb Style Spotlight: Solange

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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Solange at an H&M event in Mexico City
Photo Source: AfriPOP!

Style rebels decimate boxes, crushing rules with stilettos, sneakers, timberland boots, or any other form of fabulous footwear! Solange, singer and founder of record label Saint Heron, easily fits this description, a free spirit willing to take risks. In our era of stylists and filtered selfies, it’s refreshing to watch a celebrity experiment.

Years ago, she embraced her natural tresses, eschewing straight weaves which show up on female entertainers of color from red carpets to magazine covers. Folks were upset, tweeting furiously: Who did she think she was cutting all of her hair off like that? Wearing it natural?  Why?

We love Solange for not allowing the pettiness of public opinion to dissuade growing feelings of freedom and joy. Her taste is a genuine reflection of a global sensibility; some of our favorite pieces marry African prints with bold colors and intricate shapes. Lately, these looks are catching our eye:

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Shout Out To Timberland Girls!

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(Singing to the tune of Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls”)

Photo Credit: Ace Work Gear http://www.aceworkgear.com/brands/timberland-pro-safety-boots

 

I LOVE Tims, Tims, Tims, Tims, Tims…

It’s something about this work boot turned hip-hop fashion staple that makes me feel confident, sexy and able to take on the world. For starters, I don’t have to worry about my feet or ankles getting hurt because they are fully supported and protected.

I don’t have to worry about slipping in rain, snow, or God forbid having a Cinderella moment while running to catch a bus (or a horse drawn pumpkin carriage).

Timberlands GIVE ME LIFE! They now come in so many colors and styles, but nothing tops the classic “Buttas.” I got my first pair of Tims when I was a teenager. It was the 90’s, and they were purple, with a purple bubble jacket to match. You couldn’t tell me S#*! I wore those boots for 10 years until they were dark brown, and only pulled out to shovel snow. If it wasn’t for peer pressure to throw them out, I would have them.

I should still have them because it will take a long time for my 5 year old Buttas to be demoted to snow boots. RIP purple Tims. I had to get rid of the old to make room for the new.

Here are some styles I have my eye on:


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This one’s for you Mel! … Timberlands by Manolo Blahnik

 

Live In Color – Shannon