Long before ‘Waka Waka’ (the 2010 FIFA World Cup theme song), took the international pop music scene by storm; Colombian music star, Shakira had already etched her place on the global music map. Having thrilled the audience with her music since the early 1990s, her last album ‘She Wolf’ roughly hit a sale figure of an impressive two million copies. With such a strong fan following, it’s no doubt that Shakira has become the style icon of the youth across boundaries.
What do us at Yepme.com, like most about Shakira’s fashion and style? And the answer in one word is ‘energy’. Shakira’s raw Colombian style made waves in the fashion world after her hit single ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and her confidence and vitality drew young women to a whole new different spectrum of fashion, based more on self assurance than tried and tested fashion statements. Her aesthetic style straddled the line of poise and fun at the same time, making her look accessible for millions of young girls to emulate. Even though her hair and belly dancing catches a fair amount of attention, Shakira’s fashion sense on stage cannot be ignored at all. Body hugging pants have always been her favourite. We often see these in beige, browns and other earthy colours or in black. The Middle Eastern influence with tassels and scarves on the bodice makes for an interesting addition to the flow of the dance. All in all, with large chunky accessories, figure hugging pants and flowing tops, Shakira brings magic to the stage.