06/14/2012 08:06 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Nina Simone's Many Silver Necklaces... And How To Get The Look

Nina Simone, who will be portrayed by Mary J. Blige in an upcoming biopic, was given the nickname "The High Priestess of Soul" for a reason. The "Sinnerman" singer's sound spans the genres of jazz, classical, blues and gospel. In addition to having her music featured in films such as "The Big Lebowski," "Before Sunset" and "Revolutionary Road," Simone is a style icon. In this studio portrait from 1969 she pairs black pants, boots and a jacket with exaggerated shoulders with several silver necklaces. Simple, classic, rock 'n roll.

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BCBG Max Azria Black Boyfriend Blazer, Wide Leg Pants, ASOS ABBI Chelsea Ankle Boots, Cara Accessories Long Multistrand Necklace, Macy's INC International Concepts Necklace, Judith Jack Essentials Cross Pendant Necklace.

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