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04/05/2013 10:03 am ET | Updated Apr 05, 2013

Beyonce Rocks Braids And Bold Printed Outfits During Anniversary Trip To Cuba (PHOTOS)

Bold printed ensembles and a head full of box braids have become one of Solange Knowles' signature looks. However, it was big sister Beyoncé who was spotted rocking the dynamic style while in Cuba on a wedding anniversary trip with hubby Jay-Z.

On Wednesday Bey dined in a printed, color-blocked frock by Diane von Furstenberg then on Thursday she strolled through the streets of Havana in an eye-catching Thakoon Addition Resort 2013 getup and gigantic, plaited top knot 'do that was so spot-on with Solange's style it could make for the perfect "Fashion Police" segment of Bitch Stole My Look.

But comparisons (and hostility) aside, the 31-year-old star looked fab!

It's always a treat to see Beyoncé break out of her fashion comfort zone of bodycon dresses, hot pants and leotards. And we love to see her honey blonde hair in braids -- although Mrs. Carter opted for a darker hue this time around. The braided extensions are always a good call when traveling so you don't have to worry about fussing with your hair -- no combs, brushes, hair dryers or flat irons required.

It was super exciting when Beyoncé started wearing braids again this past summer. And now the look is becoming a go-to 'do for the superstar and mother to 1-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. Meanwhile a number of celebs are following suit. Janet Jackson was spotted in February sporting her "Poetic Justice" braids during Milan Fashion Week.

Here's a look at Bey rocking her braids while hanging in Cuba--and check out the slideshow below for more photos from the trip.

Sidenote: Why is Jay-Z dressed like a grandpa on vacation? All he's missing is a fanny pack. Ugh.

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Beyonce & Jay-Z in Cuba

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