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The classic music of rebellion and freedom, rock ‘n’ roll has captured the imagination of people for decades. And with any kind of music, comes fashion choices inspired by the musicians who have made this a way of life. Whether you have got a big concert coming up or you simply want to add a little rock to your everyday outfits, here are some fashion ideas very much inspired by the music of counterculture. 

Start From the Feet Up

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Like with every other outfit you create, what you have on your feet is very important. Studded knee high or ankle boots definitely give off an edgy vibe. These look great with black leggings and a loose-fitting tee. Though they may be a little pricey, Dr. Martens tend to go with so many different types of outfit that they are worth the investment. If you don’t want to splash this kind of cash, there are plenty of lookalikes out there. On the more casual side of things, you have a range of choices including Converse, Keds and Vans.

Be Casual The traditional rock look is all about looking casual and making it seem that you haven’t really thought as much about your outfit as you have! Simple plain t-shirts with skinny jeans and boots are a good starting point. From here, you can then choose all kinds of accessories to liven up your outfit. One of the great things about the rock look is that you have a wide selection of inexpensive jewellery, hats, scarves and gloves to choose from. Whether you are into skull earrings or studded bracelets, this is where you can really get creative. Rock jewellery tends to be heavyweight and can be piled up.   

Avoid Overlayering If you are going to a rock concert, you definitely want to avoid layering up as you will find yourself getting very hot, very quickly. A light, loose chequered shirt with a band t-shirt underneath is a classic look which also gives you the freedom to move around as much as you like. If you are going to an outdoor gig where it will be a little chillier, a leather jacket definitely gives off a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.

Rock Chick Makeup Like we have already talked about, the key to rock-inspired outfits is to make it seem as if you haven’t put much effort in. The same goes when it comes to doing your makeup. The classic look is starting off with a fairly neutral pallette, before adding plenty of mascara and eyeliner. You could even try some deep lipstick shades for a touch of the dramatic! Hot pink lipstick looks great when set against a jet black leather jacket.

Grunge Dress Channeling the spirit of the 90s, a grunge-style dress is very versatile and you can choose from a wide variety of looks including skater cuts and floral patterns. Choose some over-the-knee boots to really add an edge to your outfit.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.