JANELLE MONÁE, the Grammy-nominated singer with a futuristic R & B sound, doesn’t regard her look as rockabilly. Rather, dressed as she often is in a tailor-made white tuxedo jacket, saddle shoes and a natty black-ribbon tie, her hair swept up into a pompadour, Ms. Monáe, 23, sees her style as purely her own. “It’s just Monáe,” she said. “Minimalist and classic.”
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A look from the Armand Basi fall collection; high-heel creeper boots, $995 at Phi; Deadstock boyfriend jeans, $168 at Intermix.
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“I like the boyishness of the look,” said Nancy Rohde, the British stylist behind one of two neo-rockabilly fashion articles in the August issue of Teen Vogue (left).