Today R&B fans everywhere celebrate the untimely passing of Aaliyah. The gorgeous singer would have celebrated her 35th birthday today, and there’s no telling where her career would have taken her.
Career predictions aside, there are an endless number of artists who were influenced by her style. From Ciara to Sevyn Streeter, we could go on and on about the number of girls who have taken aspects of her style and made a modern twist. But instead of pointing them out, we’re just going to acknowledge the elements of Aaliyah’s style that made her unique– with their photos.
We’ll preface this by saying Aaliyah herself was influenced by Hip Hop and seductive artists like Janet Jackson, who mixed sex appeal and tomboy traits with ease.
See some of those aspects on the next pages.