Week Of Personal Style: The Tailored Rocker
October 2, 2008
I am a deeply conflicted person when it comes to identifying my style, but when asked to define my personal style for this week's exercise, I decided to put a stake in the ground. I am tailored rocker chic. I love classic tailoring, but I collect vintage rock t-shirts. I love pairing glamorous jewelry with well-cut but comfortable clothes. Anytime you see me, even if I’m in a suit in a corporate setting, there is always something a little too glamorous about my outfit, slightly rebellious, and always in homage to my rock and roll heroes.
How does one rock out in an office setting? There are many ways to get your point across without looking like you’re auditioning for the next season of "Rock of Love". This Rebecca Taylor Tweed Jacket and Tweed Pant ($390 and $275, respectively) take an edgy twist to a classic fabric and wardrobe staple. For daytime, I would pair with this Max Studio Pintucked Silk Charmeuse Blouse ($188), and this great pair of Steve Madden Lallita Black Suede Ankle Boots ($159.95).
As far as accessories go, I tend to wear one statement piece at a time but always keep it true to my rocker roots. Grab this Lucky Brand Rock and Roll Baby Charm Necklace ($75), throw in an Ed Hardy “Chic” Skull and Roses watch ($198) and Poison Oval Ring ($24), and you’ve got yourself a tailored rocker look that’s bound to snag you some groupies.