Whistles Muse: Janet Jackson


As Janet Jackson announces the first leg of her Unbreakable tour, we look back at her style throughout the years.

When Janet made her musical debut in 1982 with her eponymous album, her signature look featured oversized suits, perms and metallic shirts and her songs featured catchy electronic melodies and impressive dance routines. Fast-forward to the 1990s; with the release of her best-selling album Janet, a simpler uniform of jersey cropped tops, boyfriend denim, roomy pinstripe tailoring and form fitting black had developed.

Reimagining typically boyish cuts with a strictly feminine attitude, Jackson accentuated and experimented with her accessories and was rarely seen without a now classic hoop earring. Teaming these with staples ideal for a reimagined image and sound, which pivoted between girl next door and provocateur seamlessly.  

Take your cues for the season ahead from Janet's signature looks with ribbed knits and pinstripe tunics balanced with loose fit trousers. By night experiment with bottom-heavy silhouettes. Combine fluid trousers with simple crop tops in a strictly black palette for a go-to look.