Daily Archives: October 28, 2011

Glam rocket


And rocket is the word, styles are changing left right and centre! Whilst heritage and 70s still charge on in the shops, there’s already new kids emerging on the style block. How am I (and my bank balance) mean to keep up?!

I was just checking out Topshop’s ‘new in’ as I had a spare moment, and quicker than you can say ‘Watch out for that tree Marc Bolan” it looks like glam rock is elbowing its studded and spangled way back into the shops.

Already I have a lust list, as expected! Loving all of these bad boys, but which to buy first? And will they stand more than one season?

The studded vest comes in at £25; leopard bralet at £34 for confident (and smaller chested) girls; loving this tough-lux scalloped vest for £20; and a leopard chiffon tee for £32.

This means that, yes ladies, skinny jeans will be around for a while longer, and will no doubt be coated, printed and foiled to add to the glam rock theme. But I would go easy on wearing everything uber-glam: a shiny vest and foiled jeans will make you look more like a kit kat wrapper than Debbie Harry’s secret lovechild.

My suggestion would be a tastefully-toughened-up legging! Topshop again, I’m afraid, but they have the best selection in one place.

You might have to click and enlarge to see the detail on some of these, but left to right they are: velvet studded leggings £25; purple tie-dyed leggings £22; black studded side leggings £28; rainbow glitter leggings £20.

Add some fierce shoes with studs, prints or skins on, slip over a denim shirt and have those nails cut short and painted in a dark colour to complete.

Limited edition studded courts, £65 River Island; snake toe-cap shoe boots, £69.99 Zara; leopard wedge boots, £34.99 MissGuided; ankle strap heels, £62 Topshop.

There…go rock your socks!