Jill Scott Shares The Stories That Inspired Her Incredibly Stylish VH1 Storytellers Wardrobe


Singer, songwriter, poet and actress Jill Scott is a woman of many looks. From her various hairstyles to versatile fashion styles, this dynamic soul artist always keeps it fresh. Kicking off the 16th season of VH1 Storytellers, Jill Scott shows us a few of the outfits she’ll be wearing during her highly anticipated performance (video above, complete photo gallery below!). Since Jilly from Philly is performing her music in a theatrical theme, her different characters need the appropriate look to match. For example, Banji is the eccentric, “ghetto” girl, one whose attire is “handmade” and consists of cut-up jeans and a black t-shirt with bouffant shoulders. “Most girls from the hood, we make our own stuff,” said Scott. “So we add things and change things to make it fit us.” She tops this look off with a perfect black wedge sneaker.

Another character that Jill Scott will be bringing to life is the Woman Getting Married, who sports a pretty turquoise leopard print blouse to accompany her soft, sweet and genuine personality. Adding some stiletto spice to the look are the nude Betsey Johnson’s with a patterned clunky heel. “They’re high, but they’re comfortable,” she says about the shoes. As we women know, having the two is a rarity.

In Scott’s world of theatrics, the Smart Chick is a plain jane wearing a blue and white buttoned down blouse. “She’s normally very controlled,” explains the musician. If you’re wondering what Scott will wear with all of the tops, she’s keeping it simple with a pair of cut up blue jeans. “When you get a jean for a larger girl, you have to have them tailored for you,” she instructs. “Tailoring is indeed everything.” What Scott likes to call the Earthy, Honest Girl will wear a flowy flowery shirt with lots of natural colors. And the “honest” girl hair do is a short black mushroom cut. “This is my honest moment,” she says.

Scott says she doesn’t have a philosophy for choosing what she’s going to wear for the day or for a show, but feeling comfortable and looking good is key. What woman doesn’t want to look good? Comfort is usually an added bonus. “If I feel really ugly or unhappy, sometimes I’ll choose bright colors so they’ll make me feel good. Yellows, pinks, light blues and orange. I just want to feel good all the time if I can. And colors and hairstyles and all that kind of helps out.”

Tune in to Jill Scott’s episode of VH1 Storytellers next week to find out how each look was paired with a song from Jill’s amazing discography. VH1 Storytellers airs Monday, May 21 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT.

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[Photo Credit: Colin Gray/VH1]

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