If you knew me as a child, you know the incredibly strict fashion rules that were enforced upon me. For example, nail polish had to be clear. Lipstick came in the form of chapstick, and if I wanted to wear a concealer of some sort it had to be nothing more than the Clean and Clear blue powder. The reins were not loosened until my junior year of high school when I was FINALLy allowed to embrace new style choices. While Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch quickly became my go to stops as I was finally embracing my So. Cal roots.
Never in a million years did I think my style would eventually embrace leather, combat boots, and skulls. But alas, today I find myself not being able to have enough of these pieces in my closet! It doesn’t help that I’m addicted to McQueen. My original military inspired ankle booties are one of my most prized pieces of my shoe collection and who knows, maybe one day I’ll be buried in them (it is quite literally a toss up between those and my sparkly Chanel heels. Hopefully I’ll have plenty of years to decide.) Anyways, in my younger years I was not allowed to wear black and anything with skulls was assumed to have been purchased from Hot Topic, a store that for years I was not even allowed to step foot in.
My poor mother is probably rolling over in her grave at my recent fashion choices. I find myself drawn not only to McQueen look alikes when I can’t afford the real thing, big chunky combat boots with (gasp) studs, and leather! Since we are now in the heart of fall and all these style must can be found on nearly every shelf, my bank account quite frankly does not stand a chance.
What are some must haves that I think all rock and roll inspired fashionistas must have? Jeffrey Campbell combat boots for sure! I was at a runway event earlier in the summer and one of the attendees completely stole the show and got more compliments than the girls wearing their Louboutins. Imagine that!
Leather leggings have been a staple in my fall closet for about 2 years now, which tells me that this trend is quickly becoming a classic. Pair them with an oversized sweater and some leather boots and you have a boho inspired rock and roll look!
Ok, if you’ve been following my posts, you realize by now I should probably be attending some sort of Nicole Richie anonymous meetings because I am OBSESSED with her style. Nobody does rock and roll better than her (ok maybe with the exception of Gwen Stefani.) Perhaps the thing I love most about Nicole Richie’s style is she adds a flare of chic to it.
Add a touch of classiness to something traditionally deemed grungy and you have girly girls such as myself ready to take a walk on the wild side. Rock on!