10 Summer Beauty and Fashion Looks Inspired by Our Fave Celebrities

by Shonette Reed

Summer is here and our favorite celebrities are giving us the best looks for a little inspiration. From off the shoulder action, to flowy dresses and bright colors, we’ve got you covered. Read on to see how you can stay stylish this summer with little effort, and without spending lots of money.

1. Rihanna
Add a little flare to your summer swimsuit with a sheer cover up and colorful head scarf, like our favorite bad gal does here.

A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on

Shop the trend: Nasty Gal Sheer Top

2. Nicki Minaj
Serve some face like Nicki Minaj with a smokey eye, light pink lip color, and loose waves.

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

Shop the trend: NYX Cosmetics Smokey Eyeshadow Palette | Mary Kay True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick in Posh Pink

3. Zoe Kravitz
Sport your summer stripes, like Zoe Kravitz in her photoshoot with InStyle for her new film, Dope.

A photo posted by Zoë Kravitz (@zoeisabellakravitz) on

Shop the trend: Maurices Striped Tank | She Inside Off-the-Shoulder Striped Top

4. Beyoncé
Add a pop of color to your monotone look, like the queen here. Pair it with a nude look for a light, daytime look.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Shop the trend: ASOS Denim Cutout Romper | Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Natural Beaute | Lenore by La Regale Raffia Convertible Clutch

5. Janelle Monae
Nothing says classy and sexy like Janelle Monae’s crop-top and flare skirt ensemble. Pair it with a red lip and you can never go wrong.

Shop the trend: 2020 Ave Black and White Crop | Akira Black and White Dress | She Inside Black and White Flared Skirt

6. FKA Twigs
Why not give a bit of bodysuit action this summer like FKA Twigs?

A photo posted by FKA twigs (@fkatwigs) on

Shop the trend: ASOS Wrap Body Suit with Cut-Outs | ASOS White Cut-Out Swimsuit

7. Jasmine Tookes
Keep it simple, like Jasmine Tookes, in this classic cool girl outfit.

A photo posted by Jasmine Tookes (@jastookes) on

Shop the trend: Express Knot Front Tee | Missguided Black Skinny Jeans | New Look Black Snakeskin Slip-on Plimsolls

8. Zoe Saldana
Take color-blocking to the next level with a lip color that contrasts your outfit, like Zoe on her InStyle magazine July cover. Make your lips extra-pop by keeping the rest of your makeup neutral.

Shop the trend: Mary Kay Citrus Flirt Satin Lipstick | Maybelline The Nudes Palette | Roswe Blue and White Two Piece

9. Danielle Brooks
Be flowy and free in a neutral dress and neutral heeled sandals, like Danielle Brooks. Accent the look with noticeable, but minimal jewelry.

A photo posted by Danielle Brooks (@daniebb3) on

Shop the trend: ASOS Jumper Dress | Missguided Jumper Dress | ASOS Curve Jumper Dress

10. Brandy Norwood
Get a little daring and have fun mixing prints, like Brandy.

Shop the trend: Chic Wish Floral Maxi Skirt | She Inside Floral Kimono

Photo: Instagram

Shonette Reed is a regular contributor to For Harriet from Los Angeles, Calif. With plans to break into the fashion industry as a fashion reporter, she runs her own style blog. Her aim is to highlight the important contributions of women of color in the fashion industry as well as give women of color more exposure within the leading magazines in fashion. You can follow her on Twitter @ShonetteReed.
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