Beyonce And The Case For Warrior Wear On Women

Lately, I have been seeing women morphing into warriors.

Our outfits are becoming detailed uniforms: lady jackets are getting militaristic updates, our florals are exuding moody flair and our denim is getting more piled on. We are dressing with more boldness, bang and boxy designs. I gotta say that I’m feeling the fierce in fashion right now.

One of the best recent style moments was Beyonce “Formation” Super Bowl performance. Black-on-black suits, berets and boots were nods to the women of the Black Panthers, summoning up some serious and statement-making swagger. It was a fashion movement speaking to another movement in time. It was a celebration of womanhood and a clear recognition of the strength in that. It was proof that our external dressing reflects something deeper: an internal power.

I’m going to use the term that has ladies turning the fashion dial at warp speed: slay.

Simply, slay is the feeling behind the style. We can call it an attitude or a palpable state of mind. It’s that emotion when you know that you can crush anything that comes your way. It’s that action of willing yourself to be a warrior.

You realize that it is not simply the look or accessory that you wear: it is the confidence and comfort that quietly drifts off of you when you show your clothes or pieces to the world. It’s an otherworldy thing.

Here’s to the beauty of the warrior! Let’s celebrate with a few accessories to that are a bit rough around the edges but smooth enough to slay your style worries.

1. Stella Valle, Faith Necklace, $75

2. Janis Savitt, Antique Silver Cube Studs, $198

3. Amy Zerner, New Moon Necklace, $295