A Journey Through Miguel’s Sleek Sarape-Inspired Looks

Lead Photo: Photo by Ryan Middleton | Music Times
Photo by Ryan Middleton | Music Times
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Although Governors Ball was ultimately canceled on Sunday, the festival still showcased some fresh looks before the NYC thunderstorms came down. A standout style icon from the fest was R&B singer Miguel, who took the stage in a sarape at his Gov Ball set, dancing and jamming in the traditional Mexican shawl.

Wildheart, Miguel’s third album, is a powerful journey to self-knowledge, so this sartorial nod to his Mexican heritage comes as no surprise. In the song “what’s normal anyway,” Miguel sings, “Too proper for the black kids/too black for the Mexicans,” a standout moment from the album where he reflects on navigating multiple spaces and identities on the path to self-realization.

This isn’t the first time that he has rocked the sarape, though. Since Wildheart’s debut, Miguel has been integrating the traditional Mexican garb into his daily looks. We rounded up a few of the times Miguel has strutted in a sarape for your viewing pleasure. 


April 12, 2016

This is the first time we caught the R&B singer rocking a sarape look. Now he’s a big fan of this jacket.


Coachella 2016


Wildheart Tour 2016

Wavy ass vest, indeed.


Wildheart Tour 2016


June 5, 2016


Governors Ball 2016