Fashion Icon Files: Kelis

Her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard and her fashion brings all the looks to the runway! Give the good sis Kelis her props because she is one of the sole sources of inspiration for today's "edgy" look. Gray hair, pink, blue, and green dyed curls, flashy jumpsuits rocked by your favorite IG models, the singer already been there and did that. Hands down, Kelis has always one of my top five most influential fashion icons. As a pre-teen growing up in the 2000's, her edginess always spoke to my budding edginess.

Without a doubt, she was ahead of her time and the Queen of the early 2000's fashion. Not only were her music videos like "Get Along With You" and "Acapella" on some next level shit, but she followed up in her real life style.

Here's a look at her evolutionary looks:


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Kelis swaggin' with a poodle during the shooting of her 2006 "Bossy" music video

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Only Kelis can pull this tutu dress look.

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Pleated dress with white booties. An unorthodox look.

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Brown skin and a silver, glitter dress. Pure glamour.

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Gotta recreate this look for a future summer day party.

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Serving some Cruella Deville realness. I definitely need a fur hat like this.

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Beehive hair, winged liner, pink cheeks. A 1960's style to the "T".

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Her curls and that sequin top are HITTING.

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Looking like a fly ass lizard in an all green jumpsuit. I stan a fashionista legend.

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Another very vintage look, ode to the 70's compliments of the big hair and red lips.

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Never knew Kelis was this into fur coats like this. Curls, plain face, and gray coat and outfit.

7 iconic Kelis looks to remind you she’s always been ahead of the curve
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This look alone is why Kelis is the true style icon she is. Pushing all the boundaries with the spiked hair, lobster heels, and metallic jumpsuit. Intergalactic couture. 

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Come on with the Remy Ma blonde bang.

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Cat woman vibes via the nails on the gloves. I live.

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Otherwordly and gorgeous.

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The good sis on Wardrobe Junkies 

Sis looks breathtaking in this shot. Loving the black bustier, mini skirt, and pumps. Simple and so chic.

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Iridescent one piece, fur and icey accessories. Curly hair. One of her best.


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Ethnic prints and a crown. A summer look foreal.

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This matching fringed blazer and dress is screaming "2007".

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Not sure if this is a jumpsuit or a dress, but I'm loving every bit of it. So fiery and flashy.

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Who can pull off leopard prints better than she? Don't worry, I'll wait.

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Not only can she snap on the eclectic styling, but she can go regal too.

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Three different color furs with the hat, coat, and boots. Don't be afraid to switch it up!

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Quinessential early 2000's Kelis. The glasses, hair, accessories, and fur is a throwback vibe.

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"Tasty" era will always be monumental for her style. Denim mini dress and sneakers will be on my list of looks to create for springtime.

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Yeah, I need this lavendar, glitter jumpsuit for the next "girls night out" clubbing event!

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Once again, pushing the limits. Metallic x floral print.

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Can we PLEASE get into the 702 "Where My Girls At?" music video eyeshadow? This really takes this animal print dress to the next level.

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Proving you can rock a bright colored pixie cut hairstyle and don a classic dress.

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Simple for Kelis, but still swagged out. Very much 90's vibes.

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*cues "Blue" by Eiffel 65*

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A true fashion icon will show up and show out in a simple look.

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Pink and turquoise work so well with each other. Giving the girls Pepto Bismol realness.

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Beaded wig, metallic, geometric belt, for a futuristic style.

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Quilt/patchwork coat and ripped jeans is a true autumn ensemble.

Kelis wearing fur coat by Pam Hogg, silver body by The Gypset Diary, and shoes by Joanne Stoker for Schön! Magazine Issue #24 photographed by Louie Banks
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Leave it to Kelis to show us how to properly snap with a rainbow colored fur jacket.


Kelis is a lifelike chameleon and shows us you can always switch your style up. Ignore all the rules, wear what you like and wear it with grace.


What's your favorite Kelis look? Share below!

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