Do your clothes say as much about your love of music as they do your love of fashion? Then it’s likely you have a rock style personality.

How to tell if you have a rock style personality

There is a lot of crossover between rock style and other style personalities such as the street or urban style personality.

You may also find that you are drawn to such styles as bohemian which has many roots in musical culture.

Below are some signs that you have a rock style personality…

Not sure about your style personality? Take the fun style personality quiz!

Your wardrobe is full of black

If I were to open your closet, I’d see a lot of black, black and more black. It’s definitely the color that dominates your outfits.

Deborah wears a blazer and leather look pants | 40plusstyle.com

Deborah @deborahgates_ above (read her style interview here) shows how you could combine elements of the classic style personality with rock style by teaming a blazer with leather-look pants.

Get her look with this similar top, blazer, pants, sneakers, earrings and necklace.

Buckles and studs

While you won’t opt for overtly feminine embellishments like embroidery or frills, you do like to embellish your outfits and accessories with buckle and stud details.

Comfortable and edgy combine

Being comfy and edgy aren’t mutually exclusive when it comes to rock style clothing.

Your style is predominantly casual, but with an edgy twist.

A capsule wardrobe and style guide for the ROCK style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Mel @bagandaberet above (read her style interview here) layers her jewelry, and adds an edgy element to her outfit with her pointed booties.

Steal her look with this similar shirt, blazer, jeans, booties and necklace.

You like a band tee

You’re happy to show off your musical tastes on your t-shirt. But you won’t wear a band tee just to look cool.

It also has to authentically match your taste.

Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.

Celebrities with a rock style personality

Celebrities with a rock style personality | 40plusstyle.com

It goes without saying that plenty of celebrities have a rock chick style – probably because many of them are bona-fide rock chicks.

Celebrities with a rock style personality include Chrissy Hynde, Pink (who combines elements of urban style), Stevie Nicks (who combines her rock chick persona with bohemian styling), Madonna, the late Dolores O’Riordan, Courtney Love, Debbie Harry, Janet Jackson and Tina Turner

Designers you like if you love rock and roll clothing

Designer rock style looks | 40plusstyle.com

Saint LaurentAlexander McQueen – Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood

If you have a rock style personality, there are plenty of designers who match your aesthetic.

Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood are good options to look out for at the major fashion shows when you are looking for inspiration.

Tops for the rock style personality

When choosing your rock style personality capsule wardrobe, look out for slogan and concert t-shirts which will remind you of the bands you have seen live.

A plaid or animal print shirt will also fit in well with your style, and it’s always good to have a white shirt in your closet to layer over or under everything from moto jackets to dresses. Also look out for black print tops.

Tops for the rock style personality | 40plusstyle.com

AllSaints Oana Rafaela Print Shirt (Nordstrom) – COS Oversized Poplin ShirtAllSaints Storm Boyfriend Dog Artwork T-ShirtAllSaints Evita Anna Leopard Print T-Shirt

Melanie wears heels with her shorts | 40plusstyle.com

Melanie @melanie.rae.miller above opts for a glamorous rock chick look by wearing her leather shirt over a print t-shirt and finishing her look with heeled booties.

Get her look with this similar top, jacket, shorts, tights, booties, clutch, necklace and ring.

Rock chick look jackets and coats

When it comes to jackets and coats for your style personality, the leather moto jacket is the one item your closet definitely can’t be without.

You could also add a denim jacket as well as looking at faux fur coats, and a black blazer for when you want to smarten up your jeans. Animal print and check will work well with the other clothes in your closet.

Jackets for the rock style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Cinq à Sept Khloe Ruched Sleeve BlazerKedera Oversized Embroidered Pearls Denim JacketAllSaints Vela Leather Biker JacketMoss Rose Printed Kimono

Moto jacket and leopard t-shirt outfit | 40plusstyle.com

AllSaints Vela Leather Biker JacketAllSaints Evita Anna Leopard Print T-Shirt7 For All Mankind Coated High Waist Crop Flare JeansPAULA TORRES Georgia Ankle Strap Studded SandalKurt Geiger London Small Shoreditch Convertible Crossbody BagSAINT MORAN Black Spinel Hoop Drop Earrings

You can also check out our list of the best leather jackets for women that you can wear with everything!

Rocker style jeans and pants

You probably have more jeans in your closet than you do skirts and dresses.

Good styles to look out for are dark denim, leather or coated jeans, animal print, striped, and utility pants.

Any of these could be dressed down with biker-style booties and your moto jacket, or up with heels and your blazer. You could also look out for print pants, including animal print and checked styles.

Jeans and pants for the rock style personality | 40plusstyle.com

AllSaints Kym High-Rise Straight Jeans (Nordstrom) – AllSaints Frieda High-Rise Denim Cargo Trousers& Other Stories Slim Flared Tailored Trousers7 For All Mankind Coated High Waist Crop Flare Jeans

Suzie wears a moto jacket and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Suzie @suzie.richetti above wears her moto jacket with jeans and booties.

Recreate her outfit with this similar top, moto jacket, jeans, booties, necklace and belt.

For more inspiration on how to style leather pants, read our article on concert outfit ideas.

Rock and roll dresses and skirts

When it comes to dresses and skirts, you are unlikely to have anything too overtly feminine in your closet.

That’s not to say you don’t love a dress in darker shades or dark floral prints. You will simply style it with your moto jacket and boots.

Also look out for graphical prints and a classic leather skirt or dress. You could also look for tie-dye prints.

Dresses and skirts for the rock style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Alice + Olivia Miranda Cap Sleeve Faux Leather ShirtdressAllSaints Daria Estrella Midi DressAllSaints Anna Devore Zori Maxi DressAllSaints Gia Asymmetrical Midi Skirt

Denim jacket dress outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Kedera Oversized Embroidered Pearls Denim Jacket – – AllSaints Anna Devore Zori Maxi DressAllSaints Tori Leather BootsHOBO Sheila Medium SatchelAllSaints Carabiner Pendant Necklace

For more inspiration read our article on leather skirt outfit ideas for women over 40.

Rock and roll fashion shoes and boots

Your shoes, and most importantly boots, help to define your style.

So, while you may still wear a floaty dress, you are likely to put a rock stamp on your look with your Dr. Martens boots or combat boots and moto jacket.

Styles with zips, studs and buckles will suit your style personality. Or, you could add a rock chick touch to classic pumps or boots by choosing a print.

Shoes and boots for the rock style personality | 40plusstyle.com

PAULA TORRES Georgia Ankle Strap Studded Sandal – Bella Vita Mireya Knit FlatSam Edelman Ethyl Low Top Sneaker – AllSaints Tori Leather Boots

Carmen wears a moto jacket and print skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Carmen @carmen_gimeno above gives her maxi skirt a rock chick vibe by adding a moto jacket and chunky boots.

Check out this similar top, moto jacket, skirt, boots, shoulder bag, belt and sunglasses.

Rock ‘n roll style accessories

Accessories for the rock chick style include anything with zips, buckles and studs, just like your shoes and boots.

You could also look out for skull details, layered necklaces, sunglasses, fishnet tights, and a statement hat, all teamed with black eyeliner.

Accessories for the rock style personality | 40plusstyle.com

AllSaints Evaline Fringe Leather Crossbody BagHOBO Sheila Medium SatchelKurt Geiger London Small Shoreditch Convertible Crossbody BagAllSaints Carabiner Pendant NecklaceSAINT MORAN Black Spinel Hoop Drop EarringsAllSaints Eyelet Leather BeltAllSaints Noche Mixed Print Fringe ScarfAllSaints Leppo Silk Bandana

Graphic t-shirt and jeans outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Cinq à Sept Khloe Ruched Sleeve BlazerAllSaints Storm Boyfriend Dog Artwork T-ShirtAllSaints Kym High-Rise Straight Jeans (Nordstrom) – Bella Vita Mireya Knit FlatAllSaints Evaline Fringe Leather Crossbody BagSAINT MORAN Black Spinel Hoop Drop EarringsAllSaints Eyelet Leather Belt

brands to look for if you have a rock style personality

Here Are 9 Rock Outfits Created From The Wardrobe Choices Above

There are countless ways you can combine the clothes and accessories in the capsule wardrobe above to create lots of rock chic looks, but here are 9 options to get you started…

A capsule wardrobe for the ROCK style personality | 40plusstyle.com

shop the items above here:

More rock style inspiration

Below is a previous season rock style capsule. You’ll see that while the rock style is an edgy choice, it is also a timeless one.

A capsule wardrobe for the ROCK style personality | 40plusstyle.com
A capsule wardrobe for the ROCK style personality | 40plusstyle.com
A capsule wardrobe for the ROCK style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Continue reading:

  1. Want To Discover Your Style Personality? Take This Fun Quiz!
  2. Understanding The Different Styles
  3. A Style Guide And Capsule Wardrobe For The STREET / URBAN Style Personality

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Feature image by Mel @bagandaberet

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