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Alicia Keys — Style evolution

Alicia Keys /Photo: Kirkland/PictureGroup/ via AP

By// S. Tia Brown

Grammy winner Alicia Keys hasn’t just sported the latest fashions; she’s a bona fide trendsetter. JET asks celebrity stylist and star of Oxygen’s House of Glam, Crystal Streets, to take a look at the singer’s ever-evolving style.

Streets takes you through the Keys decade — from rocking cornrows in ’01 to today’s sleek and sophisticated look. Here’s the first of 5 style points (to read the rest you’ll have to pick up the red-hot Sept. 17 issue of JET magazine!):

1/ Girl-Next-Door Glow

Why it worked: We all fell in love with Alicia’s “around the way” girl image. Her signature cornrows, natural beauty and raw talent set her apart from everyone else.

 

The Sept. 17 issue of JET magazine, on newsstands Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

The Sept. 17 issue of JET magazine, on newsstands Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

THE SEPT. 17 ISSUE OF JET MAGAZINE, WITH A COVER STORY ON RAPPER T.I. IS ON NEWSSTANDS NOW!