Monday, April 6, 2015

WHAT TO WEAR TO A GIG

Photographed by Mario Recchia

 What to wear to a gig- my rock and roll uniform (with a Bohemian jacket to liven things up)...









In somewhat of a former life, I used to be at gig's several times a week and despite a few rastafarian/ punk influences over the years, (thanks Gwen Stefani) this became a bit of a uniform. This look isn't anything new- black skinnies, a black cami and boots (sturdy enough to dance in) are pretty standard. However, as long as it weren't the height of summer, I'd throw on a vintage jacket to give the look some extra cred. When Em asked me to share my go-to look for heading to a gig or festival, the New Moon embroidered jacket was the perfect addition to my uniform.
I am inclined to think this velvety embroidered jacket channels a little Jimi Hendrix who shopped back in the 60s at the vintage stores in London along Carnaby Street and King's Road- and preferred soft fabrics. His signature prince of Bohemia look still inspires people today and I have to admit, I love it. For as minimal as I like my style to be, I can not help but crush on the flared, soft, romanticised rock and roll pieces. The floral, psychedelic prints Hendrix wore may be a little too far out for my style, but keeping things simple with the black and white jacket works for me. 
GET THE LOOK: NEW MOON EMBROIDERED JACKET, CORSAIR CAMI, BLACK SKINNY JEANS all available at Bohemian Traders, Isabel Marant Boots
Photographed By: Mario Recchia

Jenelle Witty is a creative who has worked in the fields of Costume Design and Set Design for Theater, Event Design for Arts Festivals and Interior Design. Her blog Inspiring Wit explores topics including culture, travel, food and beauty as well as fashion. Incorporating real life experiences, a desire for adventure and a cheeky sense of wit, Inspiring Wit is a trusted friend online and valued contributor at The Beetle Shack. 

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