Pink, one of our favorite (and most outspoken) stars just hit the stage in a black leather jacket, smudged eye makeup and a teased pompadour in Australia to promote her album "The Truth About Love." The "honorary lesbian" worked the stage like a rock 'n roll pro, naturally. However, rocker style is no longer reserved for the on-stage set.
Though we will always be inspired by rock 'n roll legends like Steven Tyler, Ozzy Osbourne and Joan Jett, leather and studs have become almost commonplace amongst the fashionable. Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and even Jennifer Aniston have been spotted in sleek black leather, and famed fashion house Valentino has made studs sweet for their best-selling (and highly coveted) "Noir" collection, where the embellishment was attached to everything from kitten heels to trench coats. Hedi Slimane's debut collection for Saint Laurent Paris also drew heavily on rock n' roll inspiration from the '70s.
But it takes more than just leather and studs to dress like a rocker. Tough-girl clothes and accessories, plus an attitude of insouciance, combined with the right beauty tips will get you there. It's also important to balance out your look with feminine elements, lest you look like you're channeling the S&M style that was so popular a few seasons ago. Luckily for us, this trend is right in time for the cooler temperatures.
Here, 18 celebrities rockin' out, plus a few tips on how to wear the rock 'n roll trend.
1. Dark, smudged eye makeup lets everyone know that you were up late last night. They don't need to know it's because you were programming your new iPhone.
Pink Melbourne, Australia October 4, 2012 Getty Images
2. Leather is key. From a beaten-up jacket to tight leather (or pleather!) leggings, it's the fabric of choice for rock stars.
Rihanna (Getty photo)
3. Style some studs. Whether you wear them on your jacket, on your shoes or on your bag, the metal embellishment has a "tough gal" aesthetic that can't be denied.
Katy Perry (FilmMagic)
4. Messy hair is a must. No self-respecting rocker would comb her hair. Ombre locks or colorful hair up the ante.
Alison Mosshart (Getty photo)
5. Tight pants are part of the uniform. Whether you go for black jeans or leather leggings, the tighter they are, the better. Think of Johnny Ramone, whose pants were so snug we wonder how he could bend his knees.
Anja Rubik (Getty photo)
6. Combat boots are cool and comfortable. What better way to make your presence known than to stomp your way into a venue (or your office, for that matter).
Alice Dellal (Getty photo)
7. Jewelry should be loud and proud.
Carine Roitfeld (Getty photo)
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