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Rock and Roll Style, Part 2: 3 Rock and Roll Fashion Formulas

Skinny Pants, Menswear Vests, Motorcycle Jackets, Zipper Detailing, Ankle Boots, Concert T-Shirts, Schoolboy Blazers - all of these (and more) combine to form a foundation wardrobe for the Rock and Roll girl.  But how do you combine these pieces for an effortlessly thrown together (but still put together) look?  Here’s three outfits that show you how to get the effortless Rock and Roll style:

Schoolboy Blazer + Floaty Top + Skinny Jeans

Rocker Girl Chic

Feeling the love for this outfit?  Here’s more information about it.

1. Start with a floaty, sequined top over a pair of skinny jeans.  We love how the peach on the top pairs with the grey–and the dark blue of the jeans.
2.  Add a schoolboy blazer, left open enough so that the color of the floaty top can shine through.
3.  Accessorize with a blue plaid scarf tied at the neck, a pair of lace up boots, and a handbag slung over the shoulder.

Floaty Dress + Skinny Jeans + Motorcycle Jacket

Rocker Girl Chic

Feeling the love for this outfit?  Here’s more information about it.

1. Start with a floaty dress, belted, over a pair of skinny jeans.  Becaues the dress is black, we decided to try a lighter pair of pants.
2. Layer on the motorcycle jacket, which adds a degree of toughness to the floaty, lacy dress.
3. Accessorize with a pair of oversized sunglasses, a layered necklace, a faux snakeskin bag, and a pair of ankle boots.

Graphic Tank + Punky Skirt + Menswear Vest

Rocker Girl Chic

Feeling the love for this outfit?  Here’s more information about it.

1. Start with a graphic tank (don’t you love the grafitti) and a punky miniskirt.  We love the mix of grafitti and art with this combo.
2. Layer on a menswear vest, left open.
3. Slip on a pair of knee-high boots to give your legs some more coverage.

Missed Rock and Roll Style, Part 1? Check out our five iconic Rock and Roll pieces here.

How would you style a Rock and Roll look? Share it with us in the comments!

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Nine West Sorcerer Gladiator Sandals


Summer’s not over yet - so it’s not too late to snap up a pair of strappy gladiator sandals at a discount. Warning: limited sizes available at this great price.

$34.99  (sale) at Piperlime.

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Rock and Roll Style, Part 1: 5 Iconic Rocker Girl Pieces

Q: I love the rocker-chic style of Ashlee Simpson and Gossip Girls’ Georgina Sparks. But I can’t quite seem to perfect that "just-threw-on-whatever" look and still have it look pulled together. What are some affordable staples I should have for this kind of wardrobe? And can you suggest some options for "outfits"?

Rock and Roll style is all about drama–but a kind of drama that is, as you noted, looks just thrown together (but still put together).  Sounds like a challenge?  It really isn’t - if you have the right pieces ready to go in your wardrobe.  Here’s five affordable items every rocker girl should have in her closet:

Skinny Pants
Faded Black Skinny Jean | $44.95 at American Eagle
Tight, skin-hugging pants are the go-to silhouette for the Rock and Roll Girl.  They’re big on skinny jeans, as well as other sexy-tough pants.  Leather pants in a drainpipe or straight leg cut are also a classic choice for the Rocker Girl.

Menswear Vest
Pinstripe Vest | $39.50 at American Eagle
The Rock and Roll girl mixes menswear with womenswear, and nowhere is that more evident than with the menswear vest.  We love the masculine influence on this vest, right down to the pinstripes and the crest detailing.

Motorcycle Jacket

Faux Leather Metallic Jacket | $39.80 at Forever 21
What would a Rock and Roll girl do without the iconic leather jacket?  We like the silhouette of this motorcycle jacket, but we also appreciate the faux leather (as it’s much more animal friendly).  If you’re worried about the appearance of inexpensive faux leather, you can distress it yourself (and make it look real) with a little sandpaper.

Zipper Detail Top
Silence and Noise Silk Zipper Dress/Tunic | $68 at Urban Outfitters
This silk zippered tunic is listed as a dress, but the more modest among us may want to wear it as a top over skinny pants.  The deep blue color would pair beautifully with grey jeans, fwiw.  The exposed zipper detailing meshes with the edgy Rock and Roll vibe, as does the exaggerated dropwaist silhouette.

Ankle Boots

Sasha Ruffle Bootie | $34.99 at Payless
Boots are the go-to shoe for the Rock and Roll girl.  She loves the drama of lace up boots, platform heels, and of course, the ankle bootie.  The beauty of the ankle bootie is that it works all year round - with skinny jeans in cool months, and with frilly dresses in warmer months.

For Rock and Roll outfits, check back tomorrow - we’ll be showing you three Rock and Roll looks for you to recreate.

We’ve just got the very basics with this 5-item list.  There’s all kinds of other finds a Rocker Girl should have in her closet, from an authentic concert tee to a zipper detail top.  Help us fill out this list - what else should a Rocker Girl have in her closet?  Share your style with us in the comments!

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Shawlneck Cardigan


We’re looking at Fall 2009 fashion, and the shawl neck cardigan is at the top of our great picks list. It’s versatile, comfy, and absolutely chic.

$75  at Banana Republic.

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