Janelle Monáe – Leading the way with the necktie
Style Guide: Janelle Monáe – Leading the way with the necktie
Just in case you’ve been in hiding for the last couple of years, let us tell you a bit about Janelle Monáe. A 29 year old singer-songwriter from Kansas City, she has risen to fame with her fresh R&B sound, with a guest appearance on the fun track “We Are Young”. Since then it’s all been uphill for Monáe, who is also known for her incredible style. Encompassing androgynous and monochrome, Monáe’s style is edgy and unique, and usually finished off with a neck tie. You can see why we love her! We take a look at her style in more detail below.
Janelle Monáe’s Style
Whether she’s making a music video or walking the red carpet, Janelle Monáe knows how to work it. From her laid back quiff and black and white colour palette, there’s something stylishly vintage about her, but modern too. Janelle’s typical style features stylish suits, killer heels and a slick of bright lipstick. If there’s anyone who’s nailed their signature style, it’s certainly Janelle.
Janelle and the Neck Tie
The neck tie has formed an essential part of Janelle’s look. From skinny ties to bow ties to feminine pussy bow styles, Janelle’s look isn’t complete without one. Some of our favourite looks from the singer over the last year have included her oversized or subtle detailed neck ties, which have added a feminine edge to her look. It seems that we’re not the only ones who are loving Janelle’s look – a number of celebrities have been sporting similar looks on the red carpet over the past year including Ellie Goulding, Khloe Kardashian, Diane Kruger and many others.
Get the Look
Janelle’s style may look like it’s flown straight off the catwalk, but is actually easy to recreate yourself. Opt for some skinny fit black trousers (or jeans for a more casual look), a black tailored blazer and a crisp white shirt or blouse and add a neck tie for the ultimate finishing touch. Some of our favourite looks include the Ascot Tie which features some beautiful embellished details, the Red Carpet Tie which is super glamorous for evening looks and the Oscars Tie in white which provides a stylish alternative to traditional black.
If you’re a fan of Janelle’s style, why not adopt it as your own signature look? A great look for work, daytime cool or evening chic, a tailored, stylish suit is a great way to add a twist to your everyday style and make it something cool and glamorous. We also have a great range of coloured ties with embellished details, fringing and more which are perfect for adding to your favourite outfit for a quick, sophisticated update.