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20 Style Tips We Learned From Beyonce  was originally published on thelightnc.com

1. When you mix prints, stay in the same color family.

When you mix prints, stay in the same color family.

You can get away with mixing prints from head to toe like Beyonce does so expertly in a printed blouse, polka dot skirt and striped…

2. Mix high and low.

Mix high and low.

Mrs. Carter knows the value of mixing high and low pieces like her affordable Topshop crop top with luxury Sophia Webster ‘Sweet Talk’ sandals.

3. Accentuate your curves with a belt.

Accentuate your curves with a belt.

Yonce can always be counted on to proudly display her curves. Take a cue from her and create a feminine shape by cinching your waist…

4. Let prints speak for themselves.

Let prints speak for themselves.

When you wear a bold, printed piece like Beyonce’s Mary Katrantzou dress, keep the rest of your outfit subtle so it doesn’t compete.

5. Root your mixed print look in one color.

Root your mixed print look in one color.

Though BB’s mixed print look might be too daring for some, she brought the look together by making sure each piece has a golden hue…

6. Pay attention to proportions.

Pay attention to proportions.

Pair oversized jackets with fitted basics underneath like Bey’s tank and jeans to create balance.

7. Dress up a casual outfit with pumps.

Dress up a casual outfit with pumps.

Heels can instantly add glamour to any look. Mrs. Carter took a casual shorts set and made it fancy by adding a pair of nude…

8. Find a silhouette that works and stick with it.

Find a silhouette that works and stick with it.

There’s a reason Yonce always gravitates toward crop tops and pencil skirts: they look amazing on her curvy frame. Identify the silhouette that best compliments…

9. Invent new ways to accessorize.

Invent new ways to accessorize.

Bey set off her all black ‘fit at the Made in America L.A. festival with cool metallic flash tattoos.

10. Don’t underestimate the power of black tights and boots.

Don’t underestimate the power of black tights and boots.

Go monochromatic with your tights and shoes to elongate your legs and create a leaner silhouette.

11. Add a pop of color.

Add a pop of color.

Set off your basics with a vibrant pop of color. Beyonce loves a good pump or lipstick moment to jazz up neutral separates.

12. Contrast is key.

Contrast is key.

Black and white contrast is perennially chic, as Beyonce Giselle proves in this mixed print look in London.

13. Look for pieces no one else has.

Look for pieces no one else has.

Look for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces like Beyonce’s sweatshirt with mismatched sleeves to stand out from the crowd.

14. Colorblock for a fun, effortless look.

Colorblock for a fun, effortless look.

While on one of her many luxurious vacations, BB chose complimentary jewel tones to create the perfect colorblock moment.

15. Nothing upgrades your look like red lipstick.

Nothing upgrades your look like red lipstick.

Beyonce Giselle often turns to a red lip to take her look to the next level. Instead of going for a subtle nude lip, she…

16. Glam up your sportswear.

Glam up your sportswear.

Queen Bey loves to think outside the box when it comes to styling. Here she dressed up a sweatshirt with a chic pair of jeans…

17. Make a statement with your accessories.

Make a statement with your accessories.

Queen Bey knows how to set off her basics with eye-catching accessories like her printed crossbody bags and cowboy boots, an ode to her home…

18. Try denim-on-denim.

Try denim-on-denim.

Nail the denim-on-denim look by going for different shades and styles. Mrs. Carter mixes a floral denim blouse with lighter denim shorts and finishes the…

19. Matching isn’t always a bad thing.

Matching isn’t always a bad thing.

Matchy-matchy is okay, especially when you break up the prints with color. BB chose a green hat and pumps to break up the look.

20. Less is always more.

Less is always more.

From her pared down makeup to her elegant white Gucci jumpsuit, BB proves that minimalism is always in style.