janelle monae celebrated her birthday yesterday! the songtress and style icon turned 25. famous for well crafted music and crazy alter ego cindy merriweather, we have all fallen in love with her music and that pompadour!
she has made dressing like a boy cool! but still keeping her feminine edge!
get janelle's flavour with a few key pieces
brogues: preferably monochrome
for that girly touch go for heeled brogues
bow-ties: janelle loves her bow-ties! weather they are manly and bold or dainty and feminine
try a jewelled bow-tie
equestrian: janelle is highly influenced by equestrian style, whether its riding boots, top hats, or a horsey scarf! work some kind of horse motif into your wardrobe, or get a riding whip!(joke)
trousers: janelle is rarely seen out of her trousers! high waisted cigarette pants or straight cut with a wide leg are key!
don't fancy wearing trousers go for a fitted pencil skirt or 60's style shift dress.
blazers: basic black tuxedo jackets don't forget your crisp white shirt tucked in of course!
no flesh: janelle barely has an ankle on show let alone a boob! but she always looks sexy (it does help that she is stunning) for us mere mortals make sure you highlight your curves with well fitted shirts, blazers, and trousers to avoid looking a small boy or urkle!
be selective: don't want to look like a janelle clone? select your fav elements of her style. put a shirt and tie with jeans and heels, rock brogues with tights and shift dress.
shop the look:
gap for knitwear and button down shirts
uniqlo for polo shirts and mens basics
zara for feminine yet androgynous tailoring
river island for equestrian style accessories
forever21/primark for pins and brooches
also look in the mens department or young boys!