It’s impossible to overstate Beyoncé’s influence on ladies of a certain generation. Just yesterday, when I was bopping around to “Formation” for the millionth time, I had a flashback of jamming to “Bootylicious” with my friends back in high school. . . which was 15 years ago. Queen Bey has been a major cultural force for many millennials. (“Single Ladies” is pretty much a mandatory jam for any wedding bouquet toss in the past five years). Likewise, her fashion is equally influential. And while you may not have the star’s access to designer gear, you can recreate Beyonce's looks for a lot less money.
Even the most fervent of Beyoncé devotees may not be able to match her spendy style, but it’s easy to piece together fantastic looks based on her best outfits (at more down-to-earth prices). When it comes to modern style icons, she’s a perfect choice: her confident looks are classic, classy, and fabulous all at the same time. The lady’s style is the reason for the word slay, so the next time you need an outfit that’s over-the-top fierce, look to your Queen for inspiration — she’ll never steer you wrong. You too can strut around like you’ve got hot sauce in your bag.
1. Yellow Dress With Matching Overcoat
Bey looks stunning in this rich buttercup hue, and the draped overcoat has a cape-like vibe that is worthy of a queen.
This yellow dress ($118) from Dillard's has a similar cut and bright hue.
Next, drape this yellow coat ($120) from Nordstrom over your shoulders and go rule your kingdom.
Throw on some dangle earrings ($15) while you're at it.
2. White Dress With Stripe
Even a pretty minimal outfit can still exude attitude, and a little color blocking never hurt. The bright swipe of color keeps this dress interesting.
Make Me Chic's tri-colored dress ($20) has a similar vibe.
These delicate sandals ($50) from Chinese Laundry are a close match for Queen B's footwear.
And a structured white bag ($30) from T.J. Maxx keeps everything fresh.
3. Asymmetrical Striped Dress
Casual meets fierce in this asymmetrical striped dress. And the accessories complete the whole "effortlessly bad*ss" look.
The overlapping hem of this striped dress ($22) from OASAP is pretty close to the cut of Bey's.
Zara's chain bag ($180) captures the attitude of Beyonce's purse.
Add some Forever 21 round sunglasses ($8) and prepare to slay.
4. Bright Top With Bright Shorts
She does not shy away from bold "look at me" colors. Seriously, neon never looked so good.
American Apparel's longsleeved crop top ($22) is a pretty close match.
These Vineyard Vines shorts ($65) are almost as bright as Bey's.
And some red pumps ($60) from Nine West help bring the fire.
Add in a green satchel ($180) from Fossil to tie everything together.
5. Half-Shirt With Pencil Skirt
Take your travel wardrobe to the next level with this simple but stunning look. The private plane is an optional accessory.
Light Blue Crop Top
This crop top ($10) from Forever 21 is a good base for the outfit.
Khaki Pencil Skirt
Target's pencil skirt ($23) has some stretch, which is great for such a close-fitting garment.
Oversized Envelope Clutch
The envelope clutch ($67) from Shopbop will hold all the essentials.
Keep the accessories simple but bold with this gold-plated choker ($95) from Net-A-Porter.
Some cat eye sunglasses from Nordstrom give a little edge to the whole look.