Style Icons - Debbie Harry
Style Icons Debbie Harry
This week were channeling New York and their New Wave/Punk poster girl Debbie Harry of Blondie. It wasn't until her mid thirties that Debbie found fame as the lead singer and songwriter of Blondie and now into her sixth decade she has stayed true to her rock heritage with her love for punk fashion, proving that style is a state of mind that does not have an age limit. Here we look at the looks that cemented her into the Goddiva style hall of fame.
Debbies Style Rules
1) The First Rule of punk is their are no rules just look how fashion forward Debbie was, double denim fifteen years before it became a thing in the 1980s and today. We are also loving that spot and stripe print mix, Debbie was light years ahead of 2014 trends, what a pioneer.
2) Learn to love the one shouldered look. A key trend of the late 1970s/80s it showcased a good clavicle (that bony part under your neck and between your shoulders), trust us its very sexy. Shop one shouldered dresses here.
3) Thigh high boots. We love this look as its a bit more rock n roll and way sexier than its sensible knee high little sister. Debbie had the right idea by wearing them with black tights but you can also show a little flesh (as long as its just a little, no skirts that look like a belt here thanks as its way too OTT.) Also only go for black and leather rather than patent unless of course you are a rock star in which case you can probably get away with red thigh high boots any day of the week.
4) Re-connect with a neck scarf. They've been away so long we've forgotten how cool they can look. Layer over a fine knit cashmere knit or layer alongside multiple pendent chains over a rock tee. If you like the mannish trend wear a mans cravat or tie loosely around an open necked shirt (nonchalant attitude obligatory)