How to dress like rap queen Nicki Minaj for under $100

Getting Nick’s look is easier than it seems. These eight affordable pieces will have you feeling yourself in no time.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Nicki Minaj attends the Monse fashion show during New York Fashion Wee...
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Nicki Minaj has ruled the rap game for years, all the while looking good as she does it. She’s changed up her look countless times — experimenting with everything from Harajuku to logomania styles — yet she makes each fit undoubtedly her own.

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While the rest of the world has shifted towards a more minimalist style, Nicki’s looks are anything but. Her rotation of mesh tops, leather jumpsuits, and graphic, well, everything makes sure she’s constantly dripped out — and let’s not forget her collection of Chanel bags and diamond chains.

We may not be able to afford most of Minaj’s closet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get the same look: Channel Nicki with these eight pieces, all under $100.

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90s Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans, $80

Since she first stepped out on the rap scene, Minaj has stayed loyal to her ripped jeans. The casual style works great with the rapper’s OG tank top and heel look — but you can also wear it with a patterned corset and booties to channel Nicki now.

Abercrombie & Fitch


Although these boots don’t have monster Giuseppe heels, they’ll help you get on the same level as Nicki. Pair with a mesh jumpsuit or head-to-toe leather look to really channel the rapper’s power fits.


Luxe in leather.

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Peri Bustier Top, $79

To Minaj, there’s nothing better than an animal print — unless you combined that pattern with another. Try styling this corset on top of a graphic mesh top to get the artist’s creative look.

Urban Outfitters

Emporio Armani Shield Sunglasses, $100

The bigger the sunglasses, the better — at least, according to Nicki. Channel the rapper in these luxe shield sunglasses and pair with a matching purse for the full look.

Soltice Sunglasses


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Under It All Printed Mesh Bodysuit, $68

Never one for basics, Minaj loves to layer graphic pieces. This mesh bodysuit could easily fit into her rotation, and can be styled with a patterned tank or under a basic tee. For a full Minaj makeover, style the top with leather pants.

Free People

Custom Glitter Initial Choker, $48

If there’s a constant in Nicki’s ever-evolving closet, it’s her diamond chains — but getting the same look is a little hard when each necklace costs upwards of $100,000. Instead, try out this more affordable pave necklace, which you can customize to feature a “B” for Barbie.

Fraiser Sterling

Pretty in prints.

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Head-to-toe leather is a classic look for Minaj. She often accessories with a diamond chain, sunglasses, and contrasting footwear, all of which would look great with this bodysuit.


Edie Quilted Micro Crossbody, $77

Like Nicki said herself, her massive collection of Chanel bags “is a bad habit” — the rapper just can’t get enough of the designer label’s quilted leather bags. This purse will give you the same look, for less.

Rebecca Minkoff

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