Best looks of the BET Awards: Janelle Monae

Known for her retro looks and catchy tunes, singer-songwriter Janelle Monae rocked the red carpet and her musical performance at the 2013 BET Awards.

Monae tends to choose classic looks – opting for tailored black and white suits to complement her signature pompadour, and this year's BET Awards were another example of the style icon doing what she does best.

To complement her designer duds, Monae went Old Hollywood glam with her makeup. Her bright red lips and shimmery eyeshadow were complemented by liquid eyeliner drawn to create a cat-eye effect.

On stage, Monae switched out of her all-white suit and into some chic black skinny pants, a white blouse and studded heels to perform a show-stopping rendition of her new single "Q.U.E.E.N." – look out for that one on the radio this summer.

You don't need a celebrity stylist to recreate Monae's signature look. All you need to do is keep your clothing color combinations to black and white! Swipe on some red lipstick and black eyeliner and you'll be ready to hit the red carpet.

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