1. Choose one bold accessory.
Nicki Minaj knows that too many accessories can sometimes compete with one another. To avoid it, invest in one eye-catching piece, like a dazzling pair of heels, and keep the rest of the outfit simple.
2. Rock a matching set.
This season’s crop top and skirt sets manage to look streamlined and elegant, but still sexy.
3. Embrace monochrome color.
In order to make snakeskin print look more sophisticated, pair it with pumps in a monochrome print like Nicki.
4. Keep jewelry to one metal.
Nicki accessorized a cut-out black gown with gold cuffs and earrings. She kept the jewelry from looking too cluttered and overwhelming, by sticking to one metal.
5. When wearing prints, keep accessories simple.
Nicki hasn’t fully ditched her affinity for dizzying prints but now, she rocks them with subtle accessories like black boots and cuffs.
6. Balance bold eyeshadow with nude lips.
Nicki Minaj also revamped her beauty look. Trading in the pink eyeshadow and lipstick she used to rock, she now balances smoky eyes with nude lips for a sophisticated look.
7. Don’t compete with your neckline.
The “Anaconda” singer knows the rule for daring necklines: pull your hair back so it’s not distracting thus keeping the attention on your, erm, assets.
8. Add a pop of color with a pink lip.
Let’s face it: monochrome looks can sometimes venture into boring territory. Nicki keeps things exciting by adding a bold pop of color with a pink lippie.
9. Spice up a black dress with bold jewelry.
To keep her black Alexander McQueen gown at the MTV Movie Awards from looking too plain, Nicki added a fun gold choker and several bracelets.
10. Bring out your natural beauty with soft makeup.
Everyone loves a bold red lip or smoky eye but sometimes soft makeup, like Nicki’s pink lips and flushed cheeks, is the most beautiful.