A commenter named EBC makes the following request: “Clothing and accessories for ROACA (Rockers Of A Certain Age). Or those who fantasize about being one.” There is only one person I’d trust to cover this topic, and that is my friend and sometime collaborator Andrea Linett, whose look has has always had a slight rock chick edge, though in recent years it has become more streamlined and grown-up. And speaking of Ms. Linett, I think it’s pretty damn exciting that she is now, due to popular demand, offering personal styling and shopping services, because she has such an excellent eye, and can size up what makes an outfit work—or just miss—faster and more accurately than anyone I’ve ever met. She’s also a genius at figuring out the most flattering silhouettes for your body. If you’re interested, write to her at [email protected], and prepare to have your wardrobe transformed. OK, I’ll let Andrea take it from here.
Madewell’s biker jacket is completely classic and can be worn (and worn-in) for years.
A boot like this is simple enough for every day, yet has a slight edge to give you a bit of a rock ‘n roll feel.
A vintage rock tee can work if every thing else you’re wearing is put-together—i.e. throw it under a blazer with some nice dark jeans – and don’t go for the new “fake vintage” versions – leave those for the kids!
One stellar neck piece like this provides just enough of a tough edge to a plain tee or white button-down, and has more of an Hermes vibe, which is always good.
Skinny black pants will always work with everything – just go for a super dark twill pair. This one with a slight flare and crop feels more modern than a super skinny pair.
A smudgy eye always feels sexy and slightly irreverent Just keep everything else clean! Guerlain’s also comes in a chic little vial.
I think a studded or biker bag can read young and it’s a little overkill. But I have a soft spot for a motorcycle wallet. Here’s one that’s grown-up and sleek.