STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Frock ‘n’ Roll

There are days when we feel the need to throw on a flannel and distressed skinny jeans, and some opt for a more feminine shift dress and ballet flats. Others, however, call for a bit of both. Female rockstars throughout the decades from Courtney Love to Hayley Williams have mastered the blend of the two styles, resulting in what we know as rocker-chic. There’s something about the combination of fishnet stockings, a floral babydoll dress and combat boots that just works.

This Fashionista recreates a summer-friendly interpretation of this classic trend. She pairs her feminine frock with a leather jacket from AllSaints. These staple pieces form a look that can easily transition from laid back to sophisticated, depending on the accessories along with it. The bright blue and white of the dress is given more edge by the solid black and metal detailing of the leather jacket. She also chooses a pair of loafers with a fun pattern that isn’t distracting, and ties the ensemble nicely as a whole. The versatility of this outfit makes it perfect for going out to dinner with friends or spending a sunny afternoon in Washington Square Park.

It’s always good to have variety in your closet. Don’t feel the need to adhere to one trend. Take it from this Fashionista: don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces that aren’t part of the same style. Be creative in finding ways to incorporate your contrasting favorites into your everyday looks.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Stick with pieces that you know you’ll be wearing often and won’t be sitting in your closet. I’ve had these shoes for two years, and they already have holes because I refuse to stop wearing them!”