Tyla at the 2023 GQ Men Of the Year Party
Tyla attends the 2023 GQ Men of the Year party in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

While many artists dip their feet into fashion, Tyla has managed to cement her style status practically overnight. The singer shot to mainstream success last summer with her hit song Water, which landed her a Grammy. On her quest to become the first global popstar from Africa, the 22-year-old has effortlessly taken the world—along with fashion, by storm.

Amid her rise to superstar status, Tyla has an impressive roster of groundbreaking looks, often working with stylists Lee Trigg and Katie Qian. As for her recent Met Gala debut? She slayed in a jaw-dropping, sand-inspired dress by Balmain, single-handedly igniting the trend for sand-colored fashion this season. Tyla's also mastered the "naked dress" trend on more than one occasion. Who could forget that water-look Atelier Versace gown she wore to this year's Grammy Awards, or the baby blue, thigh-baring Di Petsa number at the 2023 GQ Men of the Year party?

While most of us don't have Tyla's talent (or that killer body), we can look to her best style moments and attempt to channel her iconic looks in our own wardrobes. Here are a few spring and summer outfit ideas courtesy of the R&B superstar.

Spring's New Shade: Sand

Tyla Met Gala
Tyla at the 2024 Met Gala celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion." Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

The dramatic sand-inspired gown Tyla wore to the 2024 Met Gala officially made sand the new shade of the season. There are lots of ways to weave the color into your wardrobe. Think long shorts, a classic trench, or a cute sundress. This chic one from Mango ($50) is perfect for all those upcoming soirées and weddings. Elevate the look with a cute sandal or dress it down with Adidas Sambas. And if you're looking for something more daring, try this Superdown naked dress from Revolve for just under $100.

Mint and Pretty Pastels

Tyla at the 2024 Grammys
Tyla posing with her award at the 2-24 Grammy Awards. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

The wet-look dress has been winning lately with many brands producing different colors. If mint is your color, you can channel Tyla's look here in this Forever 21 Dress ($20), or go bold in a vibrant pink number like this Retrofete gown. In case you're a fan of mint and pretty pastels but unsure of the full wet-look, invest in a lightweight mint blazer to elevate your jeans and shorts game. We love this slouchy style in by Anthropologie ($148).

Cut Out Black Dress

Tyla at the 2024 Grammys
Tyla at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Minus the Neanderthal bones—and the fact most of us don't have Tyla's body— a cutout mini or maxi black dress is a fresh new take on the LBD. We love this fitted maxi dress with a subtle cutout from Zara ($36), which shows just a hint of skin. Pair it with matching black leather sandal slides, like these by Steve Madden ($90) and you're sizzling.

Y2K Denim Mini Skirt

Tyla in London
Tyla outside a pop-up store in London, England. John Phillips/Getty Images

If you're a fan of Y2K fashion, then consider adding a denim mini-skirt or cut-off shorts to your summer outfit rotation. Take a style tip from Tyla and wear it with a cropped graphic tee and sculptural or cowboy boots (or sneakers for casual days). These denim skirt styles from Zara ($46), H&M ($30), and Mango ($70) are just a few of our favorites.

Classic White

Tyla in Times Square
Tyla performing at the Times Square New Year's Eve 2024 Celebration in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images

When in doubt, go monochrome. White is one of the staple colors for the warmer seasons and we're inspired by Tyla's coordinated set. We love this chic option from Amazon, Prinbar's Linen Lounge Set ($38) and this CSDAJIO Asymmetrical Skirt Set ($36) if you're looking for something a little more sexy.

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