With Coachella kicking off the summer music festival season, we’ve got rock 'n’ roll on our minds in more ways than one. When we’re not grooving, we’re admiring: the thought of Axl Rose and his grungy ripped jeans, Jimi Hendrix wearing his trademark purple bandana, and Steven Tyler sporting leopard print anything, it’s all proof that fashion and the free spirit of rock 'n’ roll go hand in hand.
That’s why we’ve decided to take a look at the girls who share DNA with some of the most famous musicians on the planet, and see what wisdom they can offer us when it comes dressing the part of rock star royalty.
Like father like daughter: Lenny Kravitz penned music that’s equal parts folk, funk, and psychedelic rock, and in a nutshell, that’s daughter Zoe’s wardrobe.
For the edgy bohemian look that she so effortlessly exudes, pair something ultra-feminine with an unfussy boyish touch, like Zoe’s lace top and cut offs with black brogues, or a long floral maxi skirt with a simple white crewneck tee.
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Sharing roots with Aerosmith’s “Demon of Screamin’” Steven Tyler, we would expect more of a wild child in Liv, but she looks just the opposite, always in clean, streamlined silhouettes, and in this case, a fresh takes on oversize prints.
If you’re sick of granny-esque wallpaper patterns, try balancing an oversize digital photo print with sleek, form-flattering separates (a tailored blazer and a slimming skirt), to make the print the point of visual interest. It’ll make a statement to take what once was dainty into a whole new dimension. As for the rottweiler print—it's not for the faint of heart.
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As the daughter of a rock star, life pretty much is a fairy tale. At the Los Angeles premiere of Mirror Mirror, actress Lily Collins, daughter of Genesis frontman Phil Collins, was certainly the fairest of them all in a dress that’s perfect for all your summer soirees: a sweet and sophisticated tea-length dress.
The bell skirt with its below-the-knee yet above-the-ankle hemline reads ladylike and modern, with a hint of playfulness in the fitted bustier top — especially when complete with a sweetheart neckline. Not into the poofy-ness? A body-skimming tea-length dress has its perks too: the long and lean silhouette that highlights your gams.
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Georgia May Jagger
As the offspring of supermodel Jerry Hall and The Rolling Stones’ vocalist Mick Jagger, Georgia May has inherited magazine-worthy looks and a bit of a wild side to her style. Case in point: her use of neon and leopard, together.
High-wattage hues combined with leopard print in theory should be a loud and chaotic ensemble, but it looks like Georgia May’s choice accents (in chunky pairs of shoes, or a sheer blouse) make the leopard print act like a new neutral. It turns the feline fabric into something subtle and sexy.
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For true punk rock princess inspiration, look no further than Pixie Geldof. Sartorially speaking, the daughter of Irish rocker Bob Geldof (of the Boomtown Rats), is a wild card compared to her posh sister Peaches, but there’s one combo she consistently trusts in: dressing up a jacket, like a black leather moto, with layered necklaces.
It’s reminiscent of 80s glam rock band Poison and early Madonna, contrasting the delicate lengths, textures, and metals of different necklaces against a tough leather topper. A layering tip: the chunkier the chain or pendant, the lower it should hang – try to space them out for better movement and less tangling.
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