R&B superstar and Cover Girl model Janelle Monae is in a style class all her own. This fearless fashionista has taken traditional menswear and revamped it. Janelle's glamorous edginess will add serious attitude to your wardrobe, so get ready to create these pieces inspired by The Electric Lady.
Janelle Monae — Tightrope [feat. Big Boi]
Bow Tie Heels
Bow ties are more fun when they end up in unexpected places. Modify a pair of ankle-strap heels with ribbon, and rock these bow tie kicks. These shoes are killer with a pair of ankle-length skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. Swell Mayde has the full tutorial here. We would love to see how your shoes look once you're done.
Pearl Collar Necklace
Janelle Monae always finds ways to add edge to classic traditional garments, and there aren't many things more classic than pearls. This collar necklace from Style Hive gives the pearl necklace a recharge — we are sure Janelle would approve.
Bow Boy Blazer
Fitted blazers are a staple in Janelle's closet, and now they can become a staple in yours. Blazers are versatile — you can dress them up, down and anywhere in between. This blazer from Cotton and Curls boasts a bow tie on the back and is refashioned from a boys' blazer (no need to cut three-quarter sleeves). Visit Cotton & Curls for the tutorial.
Rhinestone Ear Cuff
Janelle was recently spotted wearing jeweled ear cuffs and we are on board with this trend! Make your own rhinestone ear cuff with the help of Swell Mayde. This beautifully daring piece of jewelry will jazz up your night out, and make a great outlet for your creative juices. Be sure to upload photos of the finished product.
Janelle is rarely seen without an exquisitely tailored pair of tuxedo pants and you should be no exception. Make It With Mal provides a simple way to transform your favorite pair of pants into tuxedo pants. Express yourself freely and play with several color combinations or prints.