I’d like to start off this installment of Unisex-y by posing a question: Is there really anything more unisex than rock and roll (I mean, heck, there’s even this little rock band from Australia you may have heard of, called AC/DC)? Proving particularly pivotal to this posit is 80’s glam metal. With the way the male artists of this genre crossed gender lines by teasing their long hair, lining their lips and lids with make-up, and sporting wildly-colored spandex pants, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a competitor in epicene style. I thought, then, that the suitably titled Kickstart My Heart Jacket in Crue would make for a great feature item this time around, considering that you can fashion it for girls, girls, girls or for smokin’ style in the boys’ room.
We weren’t lookin’ for nothin’ but a good time when we styled Jen, so we decided to take a little trip to the wild side with her ensemble. Her Kickstart My Heart Jacket in Crue performs as the leader of this grouping, but it’s backed up harmoniously by the chic, black Street Art Tee with its crisscrossing, white slash designs. The metallic-looking Arular Leggings shine in the spotlight with their flashy riffs, and her Full Throttle Heels in Lucy really kick out the jams. Finally, we added a pyrotechnic pop of color to this otherwise neutral palette with the purple Twisted Sister Scarf, then shaded her eyes from the paparazzi’s cameras with the snakeskin-printed Wild Wayfarers.
For myself, I decided to play the Kickstart My Heart Jacket in Crue down a notch to power ballad level to show how one might create a more subdued look with this piece of outerwear. When rushing out of home sweet home to get to band practice in a pair of black trousers and cowboy boots, it’s far from the same ol’ style situation when you throw on this grey bomber over a plain white tee. Wrap a scarf around your neck and accessorize your eyes with a pair of aviators, and you’ve got a simple, yet savvy, outfit you can feel good about!
Come on, all you rock and rollers, let us know what you think! Do you have any thoughts on the Unisex-y series that you’d like to share? Got any unisex styles you’d like to send our way? Without you, there’s no change!