The debate continues whether or not rock n’ roll is dead. While there are still some relevant artists, the young people are no longer connected to that genre of music. Generations prior grew up on rock n’ roll and it stood for youthful rebellion. Kids wanted to learn how to play the electric guitar and emulate their heroes. Today’s young people seem to connect with hip hop more than rock. So does that mean that rock n’ roll is dead?
Not in terms of style.
Throughout history, rock n’ roll influenced fashion and vice versa. While the music is under fire for its relevance, the style of the rock star remains as relevant as ever. Many of the most prestigious fashion houses have demonstrated looks based upon the iconic rock star. Saint Laurent, Balmain and John Varvatos to name a few.
Here is your guide to finding your rock n’ roll style,
What not to wear
There is a huge distinction between what a rock star wears on stage and rock n’ roll style. One is a costume and the other is a wardrobe. Make sure you find yourself on the right side of that line.
- Don’t wear tights…nobody needs to see that.
- Don’t unbutton your shirt all the way down to your belly button.
- Don’t opt to go shirtless under a jacket or blazer
- Don’t over accessorize your outfit with too much jewelry
What to wear
Think about what the rock star would wear after the show to a party.
- Wear skinny or slim jeans in black denim.
- Wear slim fitted shirts / play with patterns
- Wear blazers with embroidered details or in velvet
- Wear leather jackets
- Wear Chelsea boots
- Accessorize with just enough sparkle and always sunglasses
- Think vintage, pay homage to Mick Jagger or Jimi Hendrix
- When in doubt, wear black