A Year in Review — Day 3
Yesterday, I posted some pictures of me in Rock and Roll outfits that I felt worked. By “worked” I mean that you could tell I was going for Rock and Roll style. I don’t mean “worked” like I somehow managed to successfully transform into Blondie in the seventies or that I looked like some super-hot-edgy-kind-of-dangerous-mosh-pit-mom. I just mean that when you looked at me wearing my “working” Rock and Roll outfits, you didn’t say, “Huh? What look is that sad woman going for?”
The Rock and Roll outfits I’m going to show you today fall into the category of, “What look is that sad woman going for?” I wish I could say it was hard finding pictures to go in today’s “Worst of Rock and Roll” post, but really, the only thing difficult was choosing how many of these misfires to select.
I’ll start with this one —
Is there anything Rock and Roll about this outfit? Oh, wait! There’s a rock in our yard! That’s it! I must have been hit in the head with it and thought this looked like a Rock and Roll outfit.
Here I am picking up our farm basket in forty degree weather wearing what looks to be a child’s pink nightgown or something Mickey Rourke would wear in a bad wrestling movie… And yes, those boots are white and studded. I burned them shortly after this picture was taken — partly to stay warm, but mostly because they’re hideously ugly.
Here I am taking our cat and chicken to the vet… I don’t know what I could have worn to make this doctor’s visit look Rock and Roll, but this outfit definitely wasn’t it.
I tried to go Rock and Roll on this day, but just ended up looking like a pirate.
… And for my last picture, here I am surfing. What says Rock and Roll more than a boogie board, pleather pants and high heels? This was a day at a cold beach in January wearing Rock and Roll clothes. I still have no idea how to accomplish that feat.
By the end of January, I had pretty much decided that Rock and Roll style wasn’t for me, but I had learned some very valuable lessons along the way —
Rock and Roll clothes can be found cheaply and anywhere. This is really good news for anyone that wants to try out Rock and Roll style because you need to look no further than your local Goodwill for all your studded leather needs. You can purchase an entire weeks worth of clothes for about twenty-five dollars.
Rock and Roll clothes are hardy and surprisingly comfortable. No mincing required in motorcycle boots! Unlike Euro Chic and Mod, Rock and Roll is not a painful shoe style.
Rock and Roll is all about the jeans. We love our jeans, don’t we? I know I do. But before “My Year of Fabulous”, my jeans were soooo boring. And really shapeless. One of my favorite pairs of jeans was a pair I bought in the “cowgirl” section of our feed store. Need I say more? Rock and Roll taught me that you can still wear jeans, but you can buy jeans that are far from boring. Black skinny jeans that you can slip into a pair of high heeled boots and bingo! You have an outfit.
But mostly, Rock and Roll style taught me that trying out different looks can actually be fun and not completely terrifying like I had imagined. I mean, it’s just clothes. What’s the worst that can happen? You put on something stupid and you look like a dork for a while. So what? I’ve looked like a dork many, many times this year and I can almost guarantee that in 2014 as I continue my style quest, I will dork around many more times.
Don’t fear fashion experimentation. Fear the cowgirl section of the feed store.