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How to add a touch of rock star to your fall outfits

By: Julia McEwen
How to add a touch of rock star to your fall outfits

<p>Raina + Wilson</p> Author: Julia McEwen

Fashion

How to add a touch of rock star to your fall outfits

By: Julia McEwen

From serious fringe to embroidered leather, there's no denying that '70s rock-star style influenced all things fashionable this fall. Whether you embraced the trends the first time around or it's all-new territory, here's how to interpret these retro styles in a modern way.

Photography by Raina + Wilson | Hair and makeup by Olivia Colacci/Benefit/JudyInc.com | Shot on location at Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre in Calgary

With the band

Dip your feet into rock-star style with a moto jacket. This season's update comes in anything but black (we adore this rich midnight blue), with plenty of embroidered detailing. Pull our all the stops with a hint of lace and a dose of red, the colour of rock royalty.

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Faux-leather jacket, $158, shop.guess.ca. Lace tank top, $40, and earrings, hm.com/ca. Blouse, $95, bananarepublic.ca. Pants, $45, oldnavy.ca.

Twist and shout

Move and shake your way into the fringe trend with a playful swishy skirt. Think less Zelda Fitzgerald doing the Charleston and more Tina Turner performing—like a boss—in something glittering. FOr a modern touch, pair it with a simple T-shirt and a denim jacket, then top the look off with a wide-brimmed hat with an eye-catching accent, such as a leather band or a velvet strip.

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Denim jacket, $196, and hat, esprit.com. Bodysuit, $25, dynamite.ca. Sequinned skirt, $834, jcrew.com. Necklace, bracelet and ring, bananarepublic.ca. Boots, hm.com/ca.

She's got the moves like...

You can thank Mick Jagger for the popularity of dandy-esque cravats and wildly printed scarves. Add a flamboyant flair to your everyday jacket-and-blouse combo by donning a patterned scarf. Intensify the rock-star edge with a vivid velvet blazer and slacks in a windowpane plaid.

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Velvet blazer, $215, and brooch, bananarepublic.ca. Button-down blouse, $70, hm.com/ca. Pants, $175, scotch-soda.com. Drake's London for J. Crew scarf, $85, jcrew.com.

Starman

This season, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona—in all its colourful and sparkling glory—inspired scored of designers, resulting in unique trouser silhouettes, chunky-soled boots and sequins galore. Rather than going full-on glam rock, try elements like a star-speckled blouse with a pair of leather culottes.

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Sheer blouse, $145, scotch-soda.com. Faux-leather culottes, $79, shop.guess.ca. Earrings and rings, bananarepublic.ca. Boots, hm.com/ca. 

Pretty in punk

This ensemble tempers the roughness of punk with the prettiness of the ballet. Embrace mixing and matching prints and replace classic metal studs with pearls and cutouts with a tulle-covered skirt. The clashing motifs are a cohesive duo because the colours are the same: black and white—and chic all over! 

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Sweater, $60, gapcanada.ca. Skirt, $510, marc-cain.com. Earrings, bananarepublic.ca. Michael Michael Kors shoes, michaelkors.ca.

Wild style

After a brief hiatus, leopard has returned, prowling across countless catwalks this season. In its latest incarnation, the dimensions have gone from micro to macro and come in every hue imaginable, from realistic to our-of-this-world colour combinations.

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Sweater, $39, and skirt, $34, joefresh.com. Headphones, wearefrends.com. Necklaces, bananarepublic.ca. 

The shag

Worn casually with jeans or a fanciful frock, a shag coat (or, in out shoot, cardigan) truly embodies the rock-star esthetic. For a modern update, pair this fuzzy topper with an elegant blouse and skinny trousers—steer clear of flared bottoms or it will look costumey.

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Cardigan, $199, winners.ca. Satin blouse, $85, earrings and ring, bananrepublic.ca. Pants, $45, oldnavy.ca. Boots, calitspring.com.

 

 

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