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Rap mogul Nicki Minaj is known for her bold fashion choices. From the one-sleeve Mugler blazer she wore with pasties last fall at Paris Fashion Week to the black latex, dominatrix garb she sported earlier this month courtside at a Laker’s game, she is anything but modest.
But not even Nicki can keep all that glam going 24/7. So when she was spotted cruising through LAX in an all-black, street-style ensemble, we just had to talk about it. Get your own Nicki Minaj style with these five budget pieces that mimic her airport-chic look, for less.
5 Pieces for Nicki Minaj Style
Polka Dot Print Button Down
At the airport, Nicki sports a black, polka dot, button-down top under her jacket. Take away all the Minaj-ness, and her top is one you’ll wear on repeat. This V-neck long sleeve shirt from NOVASHE has a similar look for under $20. The loose-fitting polka dot top is breathable and slightly sheer, making it a nice, lightweight option for spring.
Black Ripped Skinny Jeans
Minaj’s black-on-black outfit includes a pair of distressed skinny jeans with detailing on the sides. For under $30, these Joe Fresh Distressed Skinny Jeans (on sale for $28) from Nordstrom Rack are a close match. The stylish skinny jeans feature a five-pocket construction and frayed hem — which means they’re a great choice for those days when you’re feeling edgy.
Embellished Black Jacket
Topping off the blouse is a form-fitting black jacket with white detailing and zippers on the arms. While this Levi’s Zip-Detail Bomber Jacket ($70) from Macy’s may be missing the delicate white flowers, it does have zipper detailing and a casual baseball collar. The ribbed contrast at the cuffs, collar, and hem also add interest.
Colored Slides with Bow
Nicki’s shoe choice is a pair of red and green Gucci Satin Slides that are currently selling for more than $500. Sadly, those are outside the realm of possibility for a budget fashionista. Instead, we like these Sueded Bow-Tie Slide Sandals from Old Navy for a mere $23, bow included. They’re available in teal, black, blush, and coral — but teal would be a great choice for your own personal interpretation of Nicki Minaj style.
White and Black Cross Body Bag
Nicki’s outfit wouldn’t be completed without a few key accessories. While at the airport she carried a black and white quilted bag with a combination leather and chain handle. This Jole Quilted Cross Body Bag with Two-Tone Chain from Jessica Buurman is a similar option that sells for just over $120. As with the polka dot top, this bag comes with more than enough style to earn a spot in your regular rotation.
With a pair oversized sunglasses and some bling on her wrist, Nicki Minaj’s airport look is complete. How would you style this look?
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