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Janelle Monae is famous for her black and white menswear looks but recently, she ditched the suiting for a chic cape. The songstress hit the red carpet at the Trumpet Awards in a printed cape accented by a wraparound belt. A pair of leggings, cage sandals, oversize studs and a red lip brought her stylish look together.

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Capes can be tricky but Ms. Monae shows us how to make it feminine and classy. She balances out the volume of the top with thin pants, and keeps everything else simple so the spotlight is on the cape. Want to give Janelle’s latest look a try? Nail it with these options.

Look #1: Seylos cape / Shoe Republic pumps

Style a Seylos cape with Dorothy Perkins leggings and a Charlotte Olympia clutch. Round out your look with Shoe Republic pumps, LoveBullets earrings, Tom Ford sunglasses and MAC Cosmetics lipstick.

GTL: Janelle


Look #2: Roswe cape / Saint Laurent boots

Team a Roswe cape with a John Lewis top and River Island jeggings. Complete your look with Saint Laurent boots, a MICHAEL Michael Kors backpack, ASOS glasses, The Little Vinyl Saur coffee mug and Covergirl lip stain.

GTL: Janelle


Look #3:  Nasty Gal cape / Boden heels

Pair a Nasty Gal cape with Topshop jeans and a Moschino handbag. Bring the look together with Boden heels, Chanel earrings, Fly Jane sunglasses and NARS lip gloss.

GTL: Janelle



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