Janelle Monae, who is being honored this week at our ESSENCE Women in Music dinner, has learned the secret to effortless style: sticking with what works for you. While the powerful performer has been around since 2006, it wasn't until she fine-tuned her signature look that things really took off. Since then, tuxedo pants with white button-downs and a bow-tie has been her uniform. Let's take a closer look at our latest honoree's signature look, and hone in on the menswear elements that comprise it...

Zandile Blay
Feb, 07, 2011


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Janelle Monae, who is being honored this week at our ESSENCE Women in Music dinner, has learned the secret to effortless style: sticking with what works for you. While the powerful performer has been around since 2006, it wasn't until she fine-tuned her signature look that things really took off.

Since then, tuxedo pants with white button-downs and a bow-tie has been her uniform. Let's take a closer look at our latest honoree's signature look, and hone in on the menswear elements that comprise it...