Sara Millionaire: A Rocker Girl's Five Closet Essentials
"Essential items" lists are a dime a dozen, but they almost always focus on super-conventional stuff--you know, Exactly What You Must Have in Your Closet in Order to Be Successfully Dressed. Crisp white shirts and classic trenches are all well and good for a certain type of girl, but what about those of us who like a little more edge in our wardrobes? Here's one rock and roller's contribution to the essential items pantheon.
1. The perfect black leather motorcycle jacket (like this one from Topshop, $160) is the khaki trench of the heavy metal set: goes with everything, makes everything look cooler, equally at home over a threadbare tee or a cocktail dress. (I have a vintage Slayer tack pin on my leather jacket's lapel; the skull and crossbones one here is from biker-pins.com.)
2. Oversize T-shirts in a variety of colors and patterns are absolutely required. My go-tos are the mens' BDG tees from Urban Outfitters, which are a mere $24 for two and feel amazingly slouchy, soft, and lived-in.
3. When it comes to bottoms, formfitting leggings with a little added interest like this Cheap Monday pair ($50 at Karmaloop) feel tougher than jeans (any rocker girl will tell you that skinnier is better).
4. Invest in a heavy-duty pair of black leather riding boots (harnesses or buckles optional, but badass, as on this Clark pair, $160 at Zappos) and you won't have to worry about what shoes to wear until summer. They go with everything and make you feel extremely cool (and did I mention badass?).
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