It-Girl Style: Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles may have started in the shadow of her famous sister Beyonce, but thanks in no small part to her personal style, she has come into her own spotlight.

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Solange Knowles burst onto the scene in the late '90s, always in the shadow of her famous sister, Beyonce. She wasn't always the fashionista that she is today. Here she is in jeans and a striped sweater about to perform at the Supper Club in New York City in 2002.
By 2008, Knowles had graduated to flirty cocktail frocks. Here she is arriving at The World Music Awards in a frothy silver dress that shows off her legs.
By 2010, there were signs of Knowles, the style icon. Here, she wears a white maxi skirt and printed blouse by Roberto Cavalli at the designer's Fashion's Night Out celebration.
Knowles was ahead of the curve in 2010 sporting a Carven top with a Peter Pan collar, shorts and Iris van Herpen x United Nude heels to Charlotte Ronson's New York Fashion Week runway show.
Knowles went bohemian last year, wearing a look from Gucci's Spring 2011 runway to the Gucci And RocNation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch.
Knowles opted for high-waisted pants and and a tribal top for a Victoria Secret event in 2011.
Knowles channeled the '70s in bell-bottoms, a floppy hat and midriff-baring top at ELLE's 2nd Annual Women In Music Eventin 2011.
For the biggest fashion event of the year in 2011, the Met's Costume Institute gala, Knowles opted for a geometric print gown by insider favorite Dries van Noten.
Prints have become a signature element of Knowles' style. At the Band of Outsiders Spring 2012 show last fall, Knowles wore little red shorts and a geometric print top, accessorized with gold sandals.
At Mulberry's 40th anniversary bash, Knowles showed off her penchant for choosing rising star designers by selecting a Mary Katrantzou dress, Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte shoes, and Mulberry Fox Lock oversized bag.
Knowles was one of the big stars that hit J.Crew's first fashion week presentation in 2011. Knowles opted for a Prabal Gurung for J.Crew pink bow top and printed pants, showing that she can go toe to toe with her sister (also in J.Crew) in the fashion department.
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Knowles has become a regular fixture at New York Fashion Week. Here, she wears a bold printed suit by Diane von Furstenberg outside the tents at Lincoln Center, paired with lemon-yellow Jimmy Choo heels.
In the front row at the Dolce & Gabbana menswear show in January, Knowles opted for Fall 2011 Dolce & Gabbana dress and red Prada Mary Janes.
Knowles, a Rimmel brand ambassador, wore a bright yellow Acne gown to a Rimmel event honoring Kate Moss in 2011.
Knowles also wore a goddess-y draped look to the Angel Ball in 2011, this time a gown by British It-label Alessandra Rich.
Here, Knowles in head to toe Burberry Prorsum (including the coveted Resort 2012 sandals) in 2011.
Solange, who is signed to Next Model Management, walked in the Alberta Ferretti "Limited Edition" demi-couture collection fashion show in January wearing this gorgeous silver gown.
Knowles can color block with the best of them. Here she is at a Macy's event in 2011 wearing an INC top and J.Crew trousers. She finished off the look with a plum handbag and leopard heels.
Knowles also played with color in this ladylike car coat and dress which she wore to an event in Milan.
At an event at Tiffany's, Knowles was right on trend in a lemon yellow dress, pink clutch and Pierry Hardy heels.
Knowles combined a bold purple jacket with ruby-red pants by Salvatore Ferragamo to the brand's Fifth Avenue flagship re-opening.
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