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Like A Boy: Must Haves For Your Menswear Look

Menswear for woman

What does Janelle Monáe, Beyoncé and Rihanna have in common? They've all rocked menswear-inspired ensembles. With winter still in full swing, it's high time vixens follow suit. Contrary to what you've read or seen, pulling off fashion's hottest trend isn't rocket science. The combination of a good fit and a few accessories will earn you a spot among the best-dressed fashionistas. Consult our shopping guide for rocking menswear and you'll be on your way!

michael-by-michael-kors-boyfriend-blazer1. A Boyfriend Blazer
First things first, you don't need a boyfriend to rock these. A man's blazer wouldn't fit you anyway and we all know fit is everything. A blazer should properly fit through the shoulders and be slightly longer for a casual feel. An ill fitting blazer will overwhelm and add weight to your frame. Pair with feminine pieces for maximum effect.

Splurge on This: Michael Kors V-Neck Boyfriend Blazer $110
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ties2. A Preppy Tie
As long as the tie is well proportioned to your body, this can totally work. For instance, if you're on the smaller size, try a tie from the little boy's department instead. One with a fun design will spruce up a monochromatic ensemble.

Splurge on This: Knot Theory Black Silk Tie W/ Colored Knot $49.53
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suspenders3. Outrageous Suspenders
Suspenders are so much fun. We love to play dress up with these, but they work for a grown-up look as well. Paired with a pencil skirt, suspenders can make your look super flirty.

Splurge on This: American Apparel Unisex Suspender $18
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mens watch4. Watch
This is where the boyfriend comes in handy. Your man's Rolex combined with bracelets will create the perfect balance for your arm. It also makes you look like a bawse.

Splurge on This: Pulsar Gold Tone Dress Watch $90
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tailored shorts5. Tailored Shorts
We stole these shorts from our 2013 Fashion Risks list. Fitted through the waist with a slightly loose thigh are a lot more forgiving than your standard summer short. This is a nice change from a typical menswear look and can beautifully showcase a pair of gorgeous gams.

Splurge on This: ADAM Slouchy Shorts $78
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6. High-Waisted Pants
If you prefer classy to spunky, a high-waisted, wide leg pant is what you need. Turn heads when you wear it with a fitted corset or cropped tee.

Splurge on This: Alice and Olivia High Waist Wide Leg Pant $96.80
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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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