By Brittany Natale
When we’re looking for style inspiration, we can’t help but turn to the 1970s time and again. Though the theatrical trappings of, say, glam rock — the platform boots, sequined suits, glitter makeup, and outré ensembles — are unmistakably of the era, the spirit of genre-bending and idiosyncratic self-expression endures to this day. Of course, few individuals blended glam rock excess and pop sensibility better (and more memorably) than Elton John. In the highly-anticipated Rocketman, in theatres May 31st, actor Taron Egerton transforms into the iconic ’70s legend, from his bedazzled sunglasses down to his wingtip boots. We’re so inspired by the film, in fact, that we’re stealing a little rock 'n' roll style for ourselves. Ahead, read about four Rocketman-inspired tips to infuse a touch of ‘70s glam into your wardrobe.
The all-sequin baseball uniform is an iconic look; in Rocketman, it’s an absolute showstopper. Opt for a laidback luxe take on the look with wide-legged sequined pants, a relaxed white top, and open-toed heels. For a more subtle take on sequins, try out a boxy blazer with vibrant sequin appliqués.
From oversized bedazzled spectacles to glasses in pastel-colored hues, unexpected eyewear anchors our favorite Rocketman looks. To add a retro edge to your look, find lenses subtly tinted in indigo, rose, or pale yellow. Reach for frames in a classic aviator shape to keep things from getting too costume-y.
From structured black moto jackets to cropped grommeted styles, leather jackets are an iconic choice of outerwear that exudes rock 'n' roll. For a classic look, style yours with faded denim and platform boots. For a bit more drama, drape this closet staple over a white lace maxi dress – the unexpected combination creates the perfect balance of ‘70s rock meets old-world Hollywood glam.
From metallic bomber jackets to gilded sunglasses, Egerton shows that you, too, can feel like rock royalty by adding a touch of gold to your everyday look. Metallics are essentially neutrals, so you can pair gold apparel and accessories with anything from leopard print to sporty stripes. For an outfit that stands out from the crowd, try sporting a gold-painted skirt with a dark vintage band tee, or throw on a pair of metallic boots under a denim jumpsuit.