Every modern girl on the street wearing baggy denim overalls and Timberland boots is channeling their inner Aaliyah. The late R&B songstress rose to fame in the mid 1990’s with smooth hits like “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number” and was poised to become the generation’s R&B queen until her untimely death in 2001. Aaliyah’s music has continued to achieve commercial success and her fashion influence can be seen on modern day fashionistas.
With pants that were baggier than most males in the game, Aaliyah exuded tomboy confidence. Low-rise baggy jeans with red and navy patches were held in place by bright red belts. Exposed boxers and Tommy Hilfiger crop tops gave each look a feminine touch.
Aaliyah would often wear black sunglasses or metallic eye-patches that gave off a sense of mystery and mystique. Slicked back simple hair added a feminine touch and balanced out the extremity of the shiny eyepatch. Aaliyah focused on contrast and juxtaposition in all of her iconic outfits. Colorblocked undergarments were visible underneath bulky military outerwear and flashy jewelry. Printed bandanas and uniform beanies topped off most looks and gave each look a masculine final touch fans were always waiting for.
Bright oversized Starter jackets were often slung over her shoulders as she was photographed for various magazines. Simplistic gold body jewelry can be seen in many music videos while basic gray crop tops were also a common sight. Aaliyah’s lasting style influence has helped to revive the denim overall trend. Girls can be seen wearing indigo overalls with one strap dangling limp on one side as they attempt to capture Aaliyah’s boyish confidence. Aaliyah’s mark on the fashion world is exemplified by girls who chose to wear baggy denim overalls and revealing crop tops every day. (photos courtesy of tumblr.com)