Janelle Monae was seeing things in black and white at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday (June 5) in New York City.
Although she was rocking her signature, monochromatic colour palette, I love how she reinvented her look with this Christian Siriano Resort 2018 ensemble. Gone were the hair jewels, the hyped-up embellishment, and the high-low silhouettes. In their place, an all-new cool-girl attitude took over.
The asymmetric, half-jacket was rendered with precious refinement here, creating a creatively composed look rather than a haphazard, try-hard one. And, I love the decision to go for pants as opposed to the skirt.
An Edie Parker ‘Jean’ clutch smartly reflected the striped motif, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels adding sparkle and Karen Walker ‘Disco Circus’ sunglasses serving up funky spunk.
No one could wear this like Janelle, but she sure made me want to try.