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.

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.

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 |

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 |

Saint LaurentAlexander McQueen – Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood

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

Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent 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 |

STAUD Martha Leopard Print Tunic TopAllSaints Abi Tempest Snake Print Sleeveless TopImpact Blondie Bonzai Vintage TeeAllSaints Leopard Star Sweater

Deborah wears a black top and jeans |

Deborah @deborahgates_ above (read her style interview here) layers black accessories over her black top.

Recreate her look with this similar top (another option here), jeans, booties, necklace, bracelet and earrings.

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 and coats for the rock style personality |

Urban CoCo Open Front BlazerMANGO Leather Moto JacketVERO MODA Rome Stripe Faux Fur JacketAllSaints Rosey Check Shirt Jacket

Mel layers her necklaces over a white shirt |

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 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.

Jeans and pants for the rock style personality |

Wit & Wisdom ‘Ab’Solution Stretch Skinny JeansRails The Atwater High Waist Relaxed Straight Leg JeansCOS Straight Leg Velvet TrousersKaren Millen Leather Slim Leg Pants

Melanie wears leather look leggings |

Melanie @melanie.rae.miller above opts for leather-look leggings with her frayed shacket.

Recreate her outfit with this similar top, shacket, leggings, booties, bag and scarf.

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.

Dresses and skirts for the rock style personality |

COS The Wool Jersey Wrap DressKaren Millen Embellished Twist Slinky Jacquard Knit Maxi DressCOS Belted Leather Midi DressKaren Millen Bandage Corset Pencil Skirt

Maxi skirt and moto jacket outfit |

Carmen @carmen_gimeno above shows how you could style a print maxi dress in a rock chick way.

Steal her look with this similar dress (another option here), moto jacket, tote, boots and sunglasses.

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 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 |

Nine West Workin Genuine Calf Hair Pointed Toe PumpDr. Martens 1460 W BootAllegra K Knee High BootVans Low-Top Sneaker

Moto jacket and asymmetric skirt outfit |

Suzie @suzie.richetti above wears her leather moto and lace-up boots with an asymmetric skirt.

Get her look with this similar top, moto jacket, skirt, boots and earrings.

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 |

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Small Chevron Quilted Leather BackpackAllSaints Eve Studded Leather Crossbody BagBurberry Horseferry Wool & Silk ScarfBrixton Fiddler Fisherman CapSterling Forever Lock Charm NecklaceAllSaints Carabiner BraceletAllSaints Pavé Snake Earrings

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 |

shop some of 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 |
A capsule wardrobe for the ROCK style personality |

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

Like this post on the rock style personality? Share it on Pinerest!

A capsule wardrobe and style guide for the ROCK style personality |

Feature image by Erin @erintheedgychick

Want to get more articles from 40+style in your inbox, subscribe here.

You can also connect with 40+style on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

Support 40+style by using the links in our articles to shop. As an associate for Amazon and many other brands, we receive a small commission (at no cost to you) on qualifying purchases which enables us to keep creating amazing free content for you. Thanks!