Kelly Rowland at the Essence Luncheon

Posted on February 22, 2013

We’d feel kind of funny shouting “WERQ!” to a lady sporting nothing more complicated than a skirt and blouse, but boy does she ever look fantastic here:


Kelly Rowland attends the Sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California in a in a yellow top and a navy pencil skirt.


Simple, but so damn striking. We can’t take our eyes off her. Way to rock a lunchtime look, girl.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • lexilexi

    So understated and perfect for lunch.  snaps.

  • Vickiefantastico

    The clothes are great, but the hair is a tangly mess.

  • Sobaika

    I think the shoes are a bit wrong, but she has been werqing at every single appearance recently.

    • carpediva

      My thoughts exactly: shoes aren’t right and are too big, but the outfit is a stunning deployment of color & fit!

    • RebeccaKW

       I agree.  Wrong shoe choice, and the hair could use a smoothing.  But she still looks amazing.

    • lovelyivy

       Agreed- shoes are slightly off and the skirt would be better an inch or two longer IMO.

      • ballerinawithagun

        Yes, the shoes are definitely wrong and the skirt should be longer to attain the correct proportions. Love the high waisted skirt!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      and as ususal with the ladystars, they appear to be too big….

  • girliecue

    She is demonstrating one of the basic tenets of science: the most elegant solution is the the simplest one. Now if only Kelly had applied that to her hairdo.

  • RMJ

    This woman is consistently stunning every time I see her. She has a higher ratio of looking great to looking a mess than just about anyone else out there right now. Her stylist needs a raise and more clients.

  • Judy_J

    Navy and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations.  She looks fantastic!

    • kimmeister

      I would have never thought to combine them, and now I’ll consider it!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        University of Michigan (my undergraduate alma mater) colors – maize and blue – my first reaction when I saw this outfit.  The next reaction was “unfortunate hair and seasonally incorrect footwear.”

        • Sara LaBatt

          My reaction was for U.C. Berkeley, my alma mater – blue and gold!  We are so brainwashed.  🙂

  • bxbourgie

    The wig (weave?) looks like she got caught in a really strong wind and couldn’t find the brush in time for red carpet pics,  and the shoes look like they’re too big, but overall this is a definitely WERQ! 

  • her look was definitely a favorite of mine as well as lauren london’s ladysuit!

  • alyce1213

    Is it a skirt and blouse — or a dress?  Either way, no matter, it’s fabulous on her.

  • MarissaLG

    I’m not feeling these strappy sandals I’ve been seeing lately…

  • sablehunter

    Call me old-fashioned, but her bod look so much better in this “demure” ensemble rather than that paneled mess from the Grammy’s

  • MilaXX

    I was just looking at pictures from this event earlier today. She looks great.

  • Alyssa

    Beautiful outfit, and in a different color blouse (yellow is no good on me), one I could actually wear!

  • YoungSally

    WERQ — Behind the counter at Hertz.

  • One of my favorite color combos. She looks fab!

  • decormaven

    Ooh, if the hair had been smoothed just a bit, this would be a Ladies Who Lunch WERQ for sure.

  • MarinaCat

    I know this going to come off cranky, and I don’t mean it to be, but, does she do anything now? I don’t recall hearing that she’s done anything since DC, so I don’t understand her continued “out-there-ness.”

  • jencapture

    She looks great here, but the hair is too much.

  • SpillinTea

    I hope y’all show what Oprah was wearing to it. Serving MISS ROSS realness for the kids. lol

  • Zippypie

    Neck down, yes.  But that HAIR is a mess!  I can’t agree with a WERQ where there’s a need for a comb and some defrizzing spray.  She would have been smokin’ if she had just brushed her hair.

  • oldbobbydraper

    she looks great. i think it’s worth a werq.

  • Joyce VG

    In the dictionary under beautiful is Kelly Rowland.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Beautiful. You go Ms Kelly! No ‘oh no Kelly’ tumblr for you! 

  • libraangel

    Could give her a WERQ except for those shoes which are a no-no with this outfit

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    It’s just okay. It’s just a cute bright top and a pencil skirt – I’m not impressed!

  • Trisha26

    Don’t like the shoes – otherwise it’s a WERQ!

  • Louise Bryan

    A very nice skirt and top in excellent colors for her.

  • guest2vists

    I think this is a perfect look – love it.

  • quiltrx

    I guess she forgot her wig brush.

  • akprincess72

    Wow. WERQ for sure…

  • kathrineb

    She rocks that yellow colour and the fitted skirt is also super flattering on her (or perhaps the whole thing is a dress?).

  • Frank Lithium

    A woman who walks into the office in that will brighten the entire room!

  • Mazenderan

    Love everything except the shoes

  • LaSylphide

    Sometimes a skirt and blouse (or a dress that looks like a skirt and blouse) is all you need if it’s the right s&b.  She looks great, although the shoes do seem a little out of place.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    I think what you meant is everything is fabulous except the hair. Please get a hair brush. Otherwise perfect and love the unique color combo! 

  • mhleta

    That’s a lot of wig going on, but I love the dress. If the bottom were black it would be awful but this blue makes the whole look sing. 

  • I love those colors together – so spring!

  • sk8tfan

    And she’s wearing my alma mater’s colors and making them work, so double the awesomeness.

  • i’d love to see a little, stirking skinny belt sitting about two inches below the colorline.

  • lrhoff

    No, she doesn’t deserve a WERQ.  She looks presentable, and that’s about it.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I don’t like the color combination, but that’s just me.

  • modelobrasil

    She is gorgeous!

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  • shelley514

    Love the pulled together refined look of the skirt and top, contrasted with the slightly messy bedroom hair.  Super sexy look.  Kelly is gorgeous.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    What a pretty face.  She needs to brush her hair.