We’re Loving Nicki Minaj’s New, Simplified Style For 2013

Nicki Minaj on Jan. 8, Jan. 9, and Jan. 8.
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We’ve barely made a dent into the new year, but we can already tell that Nicki Minaj has committed to a serious fashion resolution for 2013. As the rapper made multiple appearances over the last few days, we started to notice Barbs’ typically outrageous Harajuku-inspired style (think: furry hot pink hoodies, printed pants and moon boots) has been swapped out for sleeker, simpler ensembles. Barbz ditched her sky-high, Judy Jetson cotton candy pink and green wigs for a more subdued black ’do with blunt bangs or a soft, center-parted blonde look, which we love.

On January 8, she stepped out in a simply AMAZING black lace shift with a gold chain, gold cuff, and killer strappy platform stilettos. She kept her beauty game simple with a light pink lip and thick lashes, which we think totally shows off her naturally-gorgeous features. And, um, when’s the last time we saw Nicki in black hair?! LOVE. On Wednesday, she went for a more colorful, colorblocked red, yellow, and white bandage dress that showed off her mind-blowing curves and toned gams. She didn’t wear any jewelry to distract from her statement-making frock, but opted for a hot pink pout and silvery-blue shadow. Earlier this week, we fell in love with her printed, body-con dress that she complemented with nude pumps and, well, not much else. LET THAT NATURAL BEAUTY SHINE THROUGH, GIRL.

NICKI MINAJ’S 2012 STYLE

Nicki Minaj on Jan. 8, Jan. 9, and Jan. 8.
Photo: Getty Images

In case you forgot what Nicki was sporting last year, take a look at these two over-the-top ensembles–one decked out dress featured boots with teddy bears glued all over them, while another ensemble was completely covered in puff balls. YUP. While we loved Nicki’s unique pieces, we’re certainly glad to see her back to her original (but not boring!) fresh-faced look. But we need to know–do you like Nicki’s new, simplified style or will you miss her statement-making ensembles? Let us know in the comments below!

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