5 Easy Ways To Get Rocker Chic Style

Have you always felt like a bit of a punk-rocker? Were you in a band once, or felt like you should have been? Do you love all things studded, and the thought of dressing “ladylike” makes you gag?

Even if you’re not so tough, but just want a look with edge,  that’s o.k. too. Here are 5 easy way to get a bad-girl look that’s totally age-appropriate!

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If you think of yourself as a tough cookie, not to be messed with, you want a style that reflects that.

 

1. Load Up on Leather 

The quickest way to look cool and a little edgy is to wear anything in leather (or pleather!). A black leather jacket is an obvious choice but if that’s too much toughness for you try a fabric blocked black leather jacket or a leather jacket in an entirely different color.  Feeling really bold? Try a leather t-shirt instead of your usual cotton number or even a leather dress. These are high fashion looks favored by rock’n’roll designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang.

1. Wear Something Studded

Polished, hammered, silver, gold,  studs are the detail you’ll want to  create to your rocker chic look. A few studs on the collar of a structured blazer are a subtle touch, all over your heels is a sexy strong statement. The options are endless. Just remember, to keep it age-appropriate, no more than 2 items per outfit should be studded, and the studs should be small and sophisticated looking, not long, garish ones!

 

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3. Black is Edgy

Naturally, black is the color for rocker chicks ( and biker chicks) everywhere, but it can be harsh- making you look washed out or tired- and who needs that? Charcoal, grey, navy and even dark brown can be a little better, or you can brighten thing up by wearing a vivid tone like cobalt, hot pink and emerald to create a strong contrast with black and get that instant edge. Try shades of grey with bold blues or oranges for a look that’s tough as nails but chic as anything.

4. Go For a Graphic Elements and Asymetrical Shapes

Graphic prints, bold stripes and heavy duty details up the style ante for edgy gals. Fitted dresses and skirts with exposed zippers are a perfect way to add some cool to a serious look. An aysmetrical top is dramatic and fits right in with the rebellious feel of this look.

5.Rock on with Roughed Up Accessories

Dainty chains and charms can go back in to your jewelry box. The rocker chic look calls for bold cuff bracelets, stud earrings, and necklaces with heavy chains and stud details. Shoes should be sexy and  a tiny bit tough. The balck/bluee booties have just the right vibe.

Remember:

When it comes right down to it part making a rock’n’roll look work after a certain age is about playing with contrast. Instead of wearing edge-y pieces from head to toe, temper them with basics or  even more ladylike options. For example, a simple pencil skirt and blouse get an instant edge-y upgrade with studded-collar blazer and quilter leather ankle boots.

Simple boot-cut jeans and flats paired with a mesh-overlay t-shirt and structured, studded bag is a perfect casual combo. A float-y, floral top looks unexpected and amazing under a leather jacket, and  a sheath dress contrasts perfectly with a studded necklace and cuff bracelet.

There you have it! Your guide to edgy rocker chic, no matter what your age. Perhaps it’s not too late to start a band after all…

Guest Contributor : Stylist Morgan Mullin  

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