Beyoncé had quite the awesome year in 2012. It started with the birth of her first child Blue Ivy Carter, and now she’s landed a $50 million deal with Pepsi. We can’t wait for the release of her HBO documentary debuting in February. But while we are eagerly awaiting full Bey domination in the new year, we took some time to reflect on all of the trends she made popular in 2012, from her ’80s inspired Obama earrings to her stylish Nicholas Kirkwood flats.
Click through to check out nine fashionable trends Bey made hot this year.
Box braids, or Poetic Justice braids as we like to call them, made a huge comeback in 2012 as Beyoncé was spotted out and about with her daughter rockin’ box braids. 20 seconds later almost everyone under the age of 35 was heading to their local braiding shop to mimic the style. Check out our list of other celebs who also rocked box braids.
We don’t drink sodas that often, but we’re sure Beyoncé’s $50 million endorsement deal with Pepsi will bring the beverage back to a home near you very soon.
During the 2012 Presidential Election, Beyoncé was one of many entertainers who helped to add a little spice to the Obama campaign. Bey rocked these gold ’80s style “Obama” earrings by Erika Peña during the election and made Obama paraphernalia even cooler.
High Bun & Bangs
Bey’s go-to hair style as of lately has been a tapered bang and high bun. We love the casual, relaxed look on Bey especially as a cute hassle-free alternative to a bad hair day.
Most of us, I’m sure, have been tuned into the Met Ball for years checking for your favorite celebrities’ hottest looks. This year, Bey’s outfit stole the show. Bey rocked a Givenchy couture dress that hugged her curves in all the right places. The real trend here should be women with bomb post-pregnancy bodies.
Nicholas Kirkwood Flats
Since joining the world of social media, Bey took Instagram by storm in a matter of days. On one outing she posted a photo of her in these hot Nicholas Kirkwood face-print leather and velvet loafers and everyone wanted to know where they could buy a pair. While Bey’s pair is no longer avaliable, you can check out this cute printed elaphe pair here.
Alexander Wang Cat Eye Sunglasses
While Bey’s sister Solange was spotted wearing a similar pair of glasses at Coachella 2012, Beyoncé has everyone coveting these cat eye sunglasses. Add them to your holiday wish list here.
Bey was spotted out a fitted long sleeve, deep v-cut Roberto Cavalli duo-animal print sheath dress and Charlotte Olympia Dolly Signature Pumps while out with Jay-Z to celebrate the D’Usse Launch at La Marina. Get the full story here.