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Update: January 16, 2015 would have been Aaliyah's 36th birthday, so we're paying tribute with our ode to her charismatic style. Happy birthday to a true icon — we miss you, Baby Girl.
Sure, I best remember Aaliyah for blessing pretty much every summer of my life since 1994 with her music, from Age Ain't Nothing but a Number's slick new jill swing, to the mind-blowing One in a Million's scattershot Timbaland beats soothed by the singer's falsetto, to her grown-sexy final album, Aaliyah. But, she deserves to be remembered as much for her style, especially now that everyone from the club to the runway to Rihanna has officially copped the sexy, '90s-b-girl style she pioneered (her estate should get a residual every time someone sports a bandeau top and low-slung, baggy pants).
So, let us now pay tribute to the innovative, influential, and much-missed queen of R&B with an outfit Baby Girl (better known as Aaliyah) would most certainly approve. Your new summer-style icon is straight ahead...