Let me start by saying Solange Knowles is my spirit animal. Her red carpet looks from five years ago are on my inspiration board because she's always 10 steps ahead of the trends when it comes to fashion and beauty. Solange never met a color she won't try, and that inspired me to take on neons. Then there's her natural hair — Solange's Afro confirms the saying "the bigger, the better." And in addition to her vibrant eye shadow and wild strands, she knows how to drop funky beats when she's on the ones and twos or rock a kaleidoscope print like no other (who you calling Beyoncé's kid sister?).
I reigned in my lady lust to round up her 26 best beauty moments — and let me tell you, editing it down was hard. Since the music darling is performing at Coachella this season, we thought she'd be the perfect person to give you tons of festival beauty inspiration. I've accepted that I'll never be as cool as Solange, but picking up pointers from these looks is a start.