The ’70s are back in a serious way, but that doesn't mean you have to return to the same old style icons. Nothing against a good Farrah Fawcett-inspired outfit, but our favorite style stars of the decade are the more unexpected ones: those who pioneered glam rock and who proved that toughness and prettiness aren't mutually exclusive. In the gallery, modern-day cool girls channel the edgiest '70s icons, proving that good taste is timeless.
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THE INSPIRATION: LACE FROM SWITCHBLADE SISTERS
Switchblade Sisters is the ultimate
teen-girl-gang movie, with Lace
(played by Robbie Lee) as the
leader of the Dagger Debs.
Re-creating Lace’s look is just a matter of repurposing those
black skinny jeans and that
biker jacket. Now snarl.
vintage biker jacket
from jet rag, top from
choker from the cobra
shop, vintage pins from
wild bill's nostalgia,
vintage jeans from lip service, model's
THE INSPIRATION: ZIGGY STARDUST
Ziggy Stardust was David Bowie's
androgynous, extraterrestrial alter
ego (what, you don't have one of
those?)—and, though Ziggy was
technically just an extension of the
rock star, the character became a
fashion icon in his own right. To nail
the look, remember: the lightning
bolt on your face is optional, but the alien-rock-star attitude is not.
from the cobra
t-shirt from filth
THE INSPIRATION: PAMELA DES BARRES
Pamela Des Barres is one of the most
famous groupies in history, known for
her relationships with the likes of Mick
Jagger and Jimmy Page. But outside
of her infamous affairs, Des Barres
also moonlighted as an unofficial
stylist to the rock stars she hung
around, and allegedly taught Alice
Cooper how to do his makeup and
made shirts for Jimmy Page. She was
also the inspiration for Penny Lane in
Almost Famous, so picture that kind of rock-meets-hippie girl with flowers
in her hair, flowing dresses, and a
full-on free-spirited attitude.
suede jacket from title a, vintage lace dress from chuck's
vintage, tights from topshop, vintage lace choker from etsy.