Queen Latifah's Kimono Style Top Is So Effortlessly Chic It Hurts
They don't call her the Queen for nothing: She's absolutely nothing short of fabulous. Queen Latifah's kimono top at the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring LL Cool J as he got his star basically further proved that she's still on top of her style game. Whether she's on the Red Carpet, attending an event, or casually walking down the street, the Queen herself always has an air of put togetherness.
Let's just talk about some of her most iconic looks, shall we? Let's start with 1989, when she released her first album, All Hail The Queen. During this period of her life, she was seen wearing glasses with flip clips and of course, big, bold hair. Queen Latifah was pretty much the master of big, bold earrings, rocking chandelier style pearl earrings, hoops, and everything in between. Basically, she wasn't afraid to make a statement. And that, I always respect.
The Queen is a champion of plus size fashion, looking all sorts of glamorous in Vince Camuto, Prada, DKNY, Escada, Lafayette 148, and of course, her fabulous collection of shoes. I'm talking Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman, and more. Need I go on about how stacked her closet is? Didn't think so.
But on this particular event, I'm totally in love with her Kimono style black top, track-inspired black trousers, and of course, a statement pair of heels: A strappy black sandal with a gold heel. With minimal effort, Queen Latifah totally nailed the whole look.
Are you obsessed yet?
I am. In honor of the Queen, check out some of these Kimono-style tops that make any outfit instantly cool.
1. The Fringe
Ark & Co Fringed Kimono, $68, lordandtaylor.com
Lace and fringe together in one top? Sign me up.
2. The Crop
ASOS High Neck Kimono Sleeve Crop Top With Open Back, $48, us.asos.com
Hello, beautiful. I'm adding these to the cart. Entering my credit card. Oh, look at that, it's on its way!
3. A Little Sparkle
Eko Foil Kimono, $49.50, fashiontofigure.com
Because everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives.
Torrid Velvet Burnout Kimono, $64.50, torrid.com
I'd wear this just so I could stroke the velvet.
5. Sheer Beauty
Dor L'Dor Beaded Kimono Top, $25.99, shoptiques.com
A little sheer goes a long sexy way.
6. The Deep V
Missguided Kimono Sleeve Bodysuit, $34, missguidedus.com
Love how this is styled with this '70s style belted blush pink skirt.
7. The Dress
ASOS CURVE Maxi Kimono Dress With Plunge Neck, $77, us.asos.com
For when you're looking to dress it up a bit.
8. A Minimalist's Dream
Helmut Lang Satin Crepe Kimono Sleeve Top, $295, madisonlosangeles.com
This top, quite literally, goes with anything.
9. The Casual Top
Missguided High Neck Striped Kimono Sleeve Crop Top, $30.60, missguidedus.com
With a pair of mom jeans? Obsessed.
10. The Perfect Cover Up
Boohoo Plus Becca Slinky Rib Kimono, $18, boohoo.com
For when you need a cover up with just that perfect detail.
11. The Belt
Topshop Tie Belt Ballet Blouse, $65, shop.nordstrom.com
This deep green color is the perfect transition from summer to fall, and fall to winter.
When it comes to adding that extra punch to your outfits, it's all about the little details. A Kimono sleeve does just that, effortlessly.