Sometimes life gives you lemons. Last Saturday, Beyoncé served Lemonade in her second visual album. Full of rich and sweet imagery, Beyoncé took us to a new level as an artist, visionary, and vocal sensation. The music isn’t the only thing everyone is currently obsessing over. The fashion in this rustic, thought-provoking visual album presentation was (as my friend’s and I would say) EVERYTHING. Here are some looks inspired by Lemonade’s amazing outfits as seen through its various segments.
Lemonade started off with Beyoncé in simple, rustic places that give off a Southern feel with the warm visuals of nature and its greenery in contrast with her all black ensemble. As she delves further into her soft vocals of “Pray You Catch Me,” Beyoncé is seen in a neutral toned room with candles. Wearing neutral tones herself, one can’t help but love the natural and effortless look of a head wrap and tank top.
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The next track, “Hold Up” (a personal fave of mine), floods our eyes with bright colors as Beyoncé graces the streets in a bright, golden yellow dress with frills and bohemian jewelry. As she walks down the street with a grin on her face and long, textured hair flowing behind her, her dress moves gently with each step she takes. I absolutely love the way the gold tones complement her golden-brown skin and blonde tresses.
The bright colors and light-hearted tone turn deeper and darker as the visual album goes into its Anger phase. Black and white turns into slight color with the grays and neutral tones of the parking garage when “Don’t Hurt Yourself” begins. Beyoncé, dressed in all gray, brings dimension to her monochromatic outfit with a fur coat with cut-out shoulder detailing and a golden ankh necklace. The look is completed with the sleek look of cornrows that she has braided to the back and cascading down past her shoulders.
The definition of edgy, laid-back and chic.
The next song, “Sorry,” is shot in all black and white, but there are still stand-out, stylish pieces worn by Serena Williams and Beyoncé. Both women are wearing sexy, black bodysuits as stand-alone pieces with heels. Though a garment like this is not typically ideal for us to wear out in public, there is still much inspiration that can be drawn from these looks.
“6 Inch” goes into a darker place with the use of red lights, flames, and black backgrounds. In this phase of the video, there were two distinct looks that stood out to me.
This white, lace gown that Beyoncé sported has an antiquated look and nostalgic feel with a modern twist. I love how detailed the lace is as well as the shapes and forms that accentuate her curves. This same detailing can also be recreated!
Beyoncé brought us back to her Southern roots with the song “Daddy Lessons.” Starting off with an upbeat sounds and jazzy/folk rhythms, her unique costume brings out New Orleans-esque colors of rich gold, purple and green with a hint of blue. Bold patterns likes this are definitely a must-have for the warmer months of Spring and Summer.
The soft, pink hues of the sunset over water as well as the colorful wild flowers allow for Beyoncé’s simple, white maxi dress to complement the scene without being overbearing. “Love Drought” brings a relaxing vibe as her dress flows effortlessly along with her hair being in goddess braids at the top as the rest falls, giving the ensemble a look that’s reminiscent of the 70s.
As the visual album comes to an end, there is a calm and solemn mood. “Sandcastle” gives off sincere and heartfelt emotions that bring about beauty in the simplicity. Bey’s comfortable “at home” look is natural yet sexy with the off-the-shoulder top.