WIW - Fashion Era Challenge 70s Rocker Style

If there is a uniform I feel most at home in, it would be this.  Jeans, a structured, tailored blazer, a worn-in tee, booties and jewelry which has sentimental value.  This tee shirt is actually my boyfriend's.  I got it around 3 years ago at Banana Republic for him.  It may have been dark green or black.  As it wore out and faded, my boyfriend made it a construction worker and tile setter tee.  So the distressing is 100% authentic here.  :-)

Inspiration pics are 3 through 5.  As you can see a sharp-shouldered blazer is a key element.  Robbie Robertson of The Band in #3.  Bob Dylan in #4.  Patti Smith in #5.  Also here is my Rock Style Inspiration pin board which is very early-70s influenced.

I hope I am not insulting anyone with the cross necklace.  I got it in London many years ago, it's a copy of a Victorian rosary.  I'm not Catholic but do have a great uncle who was a Priest.  :-)

Thanks for looking and commenting!

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  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    OF COURSE you feel at home in this look. It's a very current, hip and Denise-Outfit. Ticks off all the boxes. You were made to wear this vibe. Killer. 

    Now lets see you dust off those flares. Go on. 

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    This is my next try - some sort of glam rock look!  LOVE IT! You were born to wear this style.

  • Mellllls replied 5 years ago

    love this look!

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    OK Angie you've laid down the gauntlet now I am officially challenged to dust off the flares!

    Una and Mellllls thank you!

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    *rubs hands with glee*

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    Very cool and totally 2015 as well as 1975!!

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Wow - so cool and so you. Love it.

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    This is so you!  Love it. 

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    You are a rocker at heart, at least style-wise! Such a great look on you. I love the jewelry you've chosen. Thanks for the cool inspiration pics, too.
    I'm looking forward to seeing you wear the flares.

  • AM replied 5 years ago

    I instantly thought this was just so you...just as Diana said. So carefree cool. You seem totally in your element.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    I love this outfit on you and the history of the tee.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Too cool for school.

  • rabbit replied 5 years ago

    This looks great, and so natural on you.   I keep unconsciously thinking that blazers are just for conservative work wear, and I'm so wrong....gonna study your outfit and inspiration pics some more.   (Now if I could find a white rock n' roll blazer....)

  • UmmLila replied 5 years ago

    This is perfection. Do the thin white duke next, please!

  • carter replied 5 years ago

    So totally perfect! I would love to be this cool.

  • Windchime replied 5 years ago

    Terrific look on you. You have fab bling!

  • Tanya replied 5 years ago

    Amazing, you totally nailed this!  Can't wait to see what you do with the flares.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    SOOOOOO fab. 

    Happy sigh. 

    I just love this on you. 

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    This is the perfect outfit for you. Super chic rocker cool.

  • Adelfa replied 5 years ago

    You look perfect. And I personally am all for rosaries worn as jewelry :-)

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  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    This is perfect! I love that jacket on you and with the jeans. It is so interesting to see how this challenge is bringing out everyone's inner essence unbound by the need to be current. This is yours! 

  • tulle replied 5 years ago

    Oh, I did love all those skinny boys in their velvety jackets . . . you look super in this outfit:  hip, sexy, and quite elegant.  I've never thought of myself as having rocker potential, but I must admit you are inspiring me to try for it.

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    Super awesome rocker look, Denise! You own it! Love the inspiration photos too.

  • Ingunn replied 5 years ago

    You most definitely own this look, and it looks as current today as it would have done in 1975. You look effortless, cool and like a rock star. When do you release that album again?

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 5 years ago

    Way to lower the BOOM Denise! You wrote the book on cool rocker chic looks.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Perfect :)

  • replied 5 years ago

    Sooooooo coooool!

  • Ruby Tuesday replied 5 years ago

    A touch of Keith Richards, a dash of Patti Smith and a whole lot of Denise, perfect xo

  • Sharon replied 5 years ago

    Totally you and completely cool!

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Love ths! So very you. Love the layered Jewellery.

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    Love your signature look - and the backstory of the tee too.  Can't wait to see your flares.

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