If you’re not already familiar with Nina Simone, now’s the time to get acquainted with the soulful singer who rose to fame in the late 1950s. Simone confronted many issues in her songs, including her looks, civil rights and her experiences in love and betrayal. Simone’s talent was undeniable and her style was all her own. Simone was best known for her natural short hair, colorful head wraps, chunky jewelry and sleek ensembles with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Simone 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. While we may never have another Simone, her music will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Her style is just the icing on the cake.