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best dressed: janelle monae

girly, meet boyish.

by bria mariette

We know you’re already stressing over what to wear to that major holiday party coming up, and you probably don’t even want to hear the words "New Year’s Eve," but before you start rolling your eyes or having wardrobe-induced panic attacks, hear us out. We’ve found the perfect way to stand out in the holiday buzz with the always chic Janelle Monae serving as our inspiration.

So ditch the dress, get into your finest tux, and take your fashion game up a notch with a subtle, but still statement-worthy black sequined jacket and opened toed lace-up heels. We’ll accept our thank you for your NYE outfit inspiration in advance. Check out how to score Monae’s girly-meets-boyish style below.

MUST: Express Sexy Stretch Ankle Zip Legging -- $34.90

TRUST: Topshop Sequin Bomber Jacket -- $190

LUST: Jason Wu Strappy Booties -- $1,195