Janelle Monáe recently dropped her newest album, Dirty Computer, an “emotion picture” to accompany the album, and release dates for a 2018 summer tour! I’m so excited I can hardly wait! But what to wear?! This tour feels like it might be one of the gayest events of the year!
Do not fret, my friend! I’ve got you covered. My rules for concerts: comfortable enough to jump around in, carefree enough that if someone spills a drink on you it won’t matter, and no heels. I’m sorry, you just can’t do it; heels at a concert don’t make any sense! They’re uncomfortable and dangerous!! Just wear flats or sneakers. With the rules behind us, here are a few options for inspiration!
These pieces are for the vintage Janelle Monáe fan who misses her simple-but-striking looks in black and white. Remind the crowd that you’ve been with it since Metropolis Suite I (and that you’re still waiting on the final suite!) with a mostly monochromatic palette of black and white with a pop of color in your shoes and/or makeup.
I Like That
This look gets its inspiration from Janelle in the video for “I Like That”: the powerful-yet-understated femme goddex who lives inside of us all.
Make Me Feel
In honor of Janelle’s coming out, wear everything you’ve got that screams bi+ pride. This means find all the pink, blue, and ultraviolet that you can, find all the mesh, cuff a pair of jeans, and put on some haloscope highlighter because this night is for you!
If you wanna look like a badass bitch, wear a suit. Bette Porter taught us this and Janelle Monáe reaffirmed this during the video for “Django Jane.” This is for all my badass bitches who wear well-fitted suits, have nails that might make me bleed, and who exude “don’t fuck with me” everywhere they go.
I’ve given you lots of inspiration and now it’s time for you to fly. If none of these float your boat, just remember that Janelle Monae dedicated this album to queers and women and people of color and I bet that you’re at least one of those things! No matter what you wear, you’re gonna have a blast, and she’s gonna be singing right into your queer little heart!
I just bought a rainbow striped bodysuit and mom-jean high rise jorts from ASOS. I’m gonna break out my first-ever white Nike hightops and just be so so so so fly.
THIS IS SUCH A GOOD OUTFIT!!!!
Wow I love that fish scale bomber jacket (and the pants) and I am so there for the leopard print suit ! Thanks for finding these they are fashion gems
currently planning my concert outfit, this will def. help!
June 12th for me! I.Can’t.Wait.
And yes I LOVE her black and white outfits SO MUCH.
Honestly it’s like I’m reliving my teen Janet Jackson crush all over, but now with amazing added queerness.
It’s just the way she makes me feel.
Does anybody know where one could acquire something like the rose sheer pants Janelle wears in Make Me Feel? I think I need those in my life.
Preferably in a size larger than 0. I’ve found this site (https://poshmark.com/listing/Missguided-sheer-rose-pants-5ae77e7b84b5ce5a72a5718b) if you can fit in small clothing and want those pants as much as I do.
the only place i’ve found them are by the original label and they’re like $600 bucks and also sold out :(
if you find them LET ME KNOW!!!!
Will do. Maybe I’ll figure out how to make them myself, I have another sewing project involving making pants already lined up…
This is perfect Janelle is perfect Alaina is perfect!
This is so relevant it hurts. Leopard print suit all the way!
I am making floral mesh jeans. Or I will die trying.
Still holding out hope for those Pynk vagina pants to be manufactured in time for her show here, though.
Hot pink sports bra, purple net shirt, blue booty shorts.
Someone do it.
Thank you for this great overview!
Saving most of it for the August date in Paris ??
I wish the tickets weren’t so expensive! I want to go so badly D:
Oh man, so relevant to my interests. I have tickets for Charlotte and the second night in Atlanta and I cannot wait! I may also use some of these outfit types for a drag performance I’ve been low key planning involving my drag king persona embracing the femme for Make Me Feel but I do not feel personally equipped to come up with an outfit to do that concept justice but that song just inspires all sorts of gender fuckery in me.
Yes, CLT! I’ll be these. Also I’m jealous you’re going one of the Atlanta shows. It’s going to be crazy.