Erykah Badu Talks Personal Style in Elle Magazine’s October 2014 Issue.

Erykah Badu Elle Horst Diekgerdes

Shot by Horst Diekgerdes, Erykah Badu is a vision in a silk coat and beaded dress by Maison Martin Margiela. She’s also rocking one of her signature hats.

The 43 year-old (seriously!) singer shared the inspiration for her funky personal style.

“I was raised a child of the funk era: Betty Davis and Bootsy Collins. I’ve always enjoyed a very loosely put together style that feels like maybe I slept in it the night before—almost hobo chic. Effortless.”