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It’s the Queen of R&B’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate Mary J. Blige than by paying homage to her trailblazing style? The Yonkers native stole our hearts over 20 years ago when she hit the scene with her tomboy-chic swag and passionate vocals. Decades later, the mogul is still killing the game and, at 53 years old, looking damn good while doing so.

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In proper Capricorn form, Blige is letting her ambitious nature show. In anticipation of her day, the “My Life” songstress dropped a sneak peek of her latest song/video (“Gone Forever” ft. Remy Ma and DJ Khaled) last night on her social media, which shows that our girl can celebrate and be about her business.

Mary J. Blige Exudes Capricorn Energy

Not only is she about her coins, but she also doesn’t play when it comes to her fashions. Blige and her friend and longtime stylist Misa Hylton are credited with expanding perspectives of what R&B divas can look like. The actress knew her style lane and wasn’t going to conform to anything other than what she felt comfortable with. “I was sitting on the shelf because they didn’t know what to do with me because I was not going to put on a gown,” the artist told Popsugar. And her steadfast attitude is what birthed her iconic swag. From oversized suits to baseball caps paired with baseball jerseys, Blige’s 90’s style is one for the books and is still emulated today.

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Some of Blige’s memorable costumes include her “Real Love” black baggy leather jacket and crop top getup and her “Not Gone Cry” all-black diva video regalia. In addition, Blige’s over-the-knee boot looks (all of them) are a fan favorite, prompting her supporters to beg the star to come out with her own boot line (fingers crossed).

In honor of the multihyphenate’s born day, we are saluting ten times the star exuded big Capricorn energy. Jump in below to see why Mary J. Blige deserves all the fashion accolades and more.


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1. Fly Girl

No one does fly girl style like Mary J. The diva posted up on her Instagram in this all-black look that can’t be denied. 

2. Fur Frenzy

When the weather permits, MJB is going to show up and show out in a swanky fur coat. 

3. Money Green Gown

Gowns may not be Mary’s go-to style, but she sure rocks the hell out of them! 

4. Prints, Shades, and Hoops

Mary is the queen of sporting oversized hoops, elaborate sunglasses, and prints. We love her glamourous, over-the-top style.

5. Tomboy Chic

Mary has struck the perfect balance between sexy and tomboy chic. We are digging how she paired this fitted body suit with an oversized fatigue coat. Bomb!

6. All-black Everything

Black is Mary’s color. When she pairs her black outfit with her striking blonde hair, she can do no wrong. 

7. Boot Queen

Mary is the over-the-knee boot Queen, hands down! Whether she’s rocking the shoes with jeans or shorts, she does them justice! 

8. Label Diva

Mary J. has no problem sporting her designer threads. She is a fan of monogram looks from big names like Balenciaga, MCM, and Gucci to name a few. 

9. Hair Chameleon

Our girl has the best hairstyles in the industry. Whether it’s a blonde updo or a fire red short cut, Mary slays. 

10. Swimsuit Bae

Even Mary’s swimsuits are fly. Whenever the legend is on vacation, she always makes sure her swimming gear is fresh and fabulous. 

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