See How Oscar Nominee Mary J. Blige’s Matches Shoes to Her Dress In the Chicest Way

Mary J. Blige is a true double threat.

The R&B singer has already conquered the music world, cranking out 13 studio albums — eight of which have gone multi-platinum — and racking up nine Grammy Awards. Now, she’s solidified her status as a Hollywood heavyweight with her transformative performance as matriarch Florence Jackson in the critically acclaimed Netflix original film “Mudbound.”

Blige also put her music talents to work for the movie, writing a stirring song, “Mighty River,” for the soundtrack. At this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, she will make history as the first person to vie for both a Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song award in the same year.

As Blige’s career has evolved, so has her red-carpet style. In the 1990s, she helped pioneer the “ghetto-fabulous” trend that swept the fashion world, from the streetwear scene to the runways of luxury labels such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. “That was something that I was happy about because it’s all I had in identity,” Blige said in a “CBS Sunday Morning” interview about being labeled ghetto fabulous and how it shaped her career early on. “I didn’t know who I was. So if ghetto fabulous and keeping it real and all of that was what I was, I was cool with that — until I learned that I can be more than that.”

Indeed, these days, the 47-year-old has certainly transcended her past, embracing a more sophisticated, understated fashion aesthetic — while still bringing a hint of her signature street-style flare. When it comes to accessories, the “Be Without You” singer loves a good statement shoe, whether it’s vampy platform Mary Janes or a fierce pair of patent leather slouch boots.

The star wore Jimmy Choo satin platform heels at the 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards.
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Blige matched her pointy-toe pumps to her Cushnie et Ochs gown at the 2017 Governors Awards.
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Blige is well known for her monochromatic looks, perfectly matching her shoes to her outfit. She’s one of the few celebs who can pull off an all-white ensemble, no matter the season. Case in point: At the annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon last month, she looked perfectly chic in a white Tom Ford corset-waisted dress, paired with Le Silla stiletto boots.

Blige was a vision in white, down to her Le Silla boots, at the 2018 Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon.
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See more of Blige’s daring red carpet moments from over the years.

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