The singer's minimalist approach to fashion finds her almost always in black and white, with an occasional pop of red lipstick.
The funk/soul singer keeps her overall look the same but her accessories always change. Here, Monae adds a chain belt, a silver Tiffany & Co. cuff and riding boots, for a rocker-meets-equestrian vibe.
Suspenders transform a classic white button-down and black pant combo into refined borrowed-from-the-boyfriend chic.
A few eye-catching accessories: a skinny tie, a sparkling brooch, and a ring clutch subtly transforms her look.
Monae channels Annie Hall with a menswear-inspired hat, tie and vest combo.
The singer takes her red carpet style up a couple of notches with a cinched corset-style vest topped by an embroidered lapel, long-tail blazer inspired by a matador costume.
From head to toe, Monae serves flawless military style with this embellished jacket, riding pants and matching boots – all in black.
Floral embroidery livens up her head-to-toe black style.
Basic black for Monae is anything but basic. The singer's satin high-waist trouser and bow-front blouse topped by a cape is the epitome of effortless chic.
A special occasion at the MET Museum called for the singer to swap her signature black and white tux for a satin jumpsuit with a crystal encrusted brooch and matching chandelier earrings.
At a performance, Monae switches up her traditional black tuxedo blazer to a white one for an equally stunning effect.
The singer takes her cape from the red carpet to the staged for added drama.
The singer's tuxedo style is a fool-proof polished look no matter the occasion, and only she can pull it off time and time again.