TOP TEN ROCK CHIC FASHION PICKS
Chuck understated style out the window. It's time to rock out with our pick of hair metal inspired fashion. Pour some sugar on me!
There’s not much we love more than dressing up for an occasion, so we’re channelling all the AW22 front row fashion vibes ahead of mega-fun smash hit musical Rock of Ages (above) when it lands at Wellingborough’s Castle Theatre in June. And from Lily James and Sebastien Stan as Pam and Tommy on Disney+ to Victoria Beckham in bright red PVC and Julia Fox’s trademark clingy black leather, early 90s rocker style is big news. Step aside Joan Jett, we’re talking skin tight trews and a lot of hairspray. Air guitars at the ready.
Saint or sinner?
Shoulder pads, ruching and a microscopic skirt. This pattern print dress from All Saints ticks all the rock chick boxes. Show us the way to the Def Leppard music vid shoot.
You’d better shape up, these stretch jeggings from luxe bodywear brand Commando are giving all the Sandy in Grease vibes. They contour in all the right places and have just the right amount of stretch for the necessary dance moves. Available from 32 The Guild in Northampton.
Faded black: check. Cut off sleeves: check. Americana eagle wing logo: check. You’re good to rock Coachella (or just snuggle up) in this soft, oversized and ultra flattering vest top from Hush in organic cotton.
We could hardly do a rock-chic fashion feature without including a sexy stiletto ankle book, could we? These ones from Zara even have a rather fetching gold heel. Just keep them out of the mud this time, ok?
Cream of the crop
We hate to say it but cropped jackets are big news. If you’re not quite ready to flaunt your abs, then this All Saints leather biker would look fab layered over a flouncy dress.
Leopard is a neutral
With biker boots and a faded tee, or trademark stilettos and some sequins, a pair of animal print leggings simply screams rock chick. And you could even drop and bust out some yoga moves. Cat pose, naturally.
You’ll be feeling like rock gold in this soft, drapey tee from Saint + Sofia with the lightening bolt logo and gold buttons on the shoulders adding a military style touch.
This vintage-style embellished rock tee from Superdry is giving us Alex Winter in The Lost Boys vibes. Complete with essential sparkly bits, it’s perfect with cut-off denim or skinny jeans for a touch of biker girl chic.
Even cowgirls get the blues
Cowgirl chic is synonymous with mid-90s rocker style à la Jon Bon Jovi and we are loving these teal and silver trim numbers from Free People. Perfect with with faded black denim and plenty of back combing.
OK, they’re very much not available on the high street and you may have to choose between the trousers and paying your household bills, but we’ve seen Vicky Beckham rocking these rather eye catching Kim Basinger-esque trousers from her own line and she didn’t look half bad. They come in black too.
Rock of Ages is at the Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XA from 7-11 June 2022.