H.E.R.'s Fashion Journey: The R&B Star's Style Evolution


Dec. 13 2023, Updated 4:04 a.m. ET

Ever since she came into the scene, H.E.R has been captivating fans from all over the world with her music and mysterious persona. Her unique blend of soul, R&B and contemporary musical influences has won over the hearts of millions of fans. The singer also owes part of her success to her unique sense of style.

The singer (whose full name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson) has a good grasp of the power of visual expression. She has integrated her unique style into her overall visual brand. Her name conjures up thoughts of her awesome guitar skills, soulful vocals and signature style highlights – like her glasses.

Continue reading for more about H.E.R’s signature blend of R&B and fashion.

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Unique Sunglasses

The two-time Grammy winner is known for her signature sunglasses look. Over the years, she has been seen rocking a wide selection of sunglasses styles. The design variations range from futuristic geometric shapes that do not conform to traditional eyewear, to charming classic oversized frames.

This fashion statement ties in well with the singer’s goals when it comes to her music. The singer is very passionate about her music – that’s where she wants to keep the focus of her listeners. To achieve this goal, she relies on her stage moniker H.E.R (which stands for Having Everything Revealed) and signature sunglasses – which give her a mysterious persona. Both of these “tools” help provide her with some level of anonymity – keeping all the focus on her music.

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Tomboy Chic

Like other notable R&B stars like Aaliyah, Rihanna and Beyoncé, H.E.R is known for pushing boundaries and embracing unique personal styles. The singer loves comfort and bright colors when it comes to her choice of clothes. She refers to her style as tomboy chic. She admittedly loves fly patterns and bright clothes. Sneakers, tracksuits, t-shirts, glamorous dresses, heels and boots are her go-to options whenever she wants to show off her unique sense of style.

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The singer even showed off her personal style on the red carpet in 2019 when she wore a colorful sparkly/bright jumpsuit, designed by Coach, to the Grammys.

Fashion Collaborations – Giambiattista Valli X H&M

The best R&B stars are influential and trendsetting figures in the fashion world. And, H.E.R is not any different. Her role as one of the faces behind Giambiattista Valli X H&M (back in 2019) is a perfect example of how the singer is setting the fashion world on fire. According to the singer, was sold on the idea as she loves how the collaboration brought together everyday wear and the world of high fashion.

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A mutually beneficial relationship has existed between R&B music and fashion for a long time. Famous R&B artists have always had some level of influence on the prevailing fashion trends at various points in history. H.E.R, arguably one of the most significant R&B artists of today, has found a unique way to blend R&B and fashion.

Her signature look perfectly matches her mysterious music persona – something that has contributed to her success — in both music and fashion.

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