I mentioned in my last blog post that I have a lot of celebrity style icons who I look up to and take inspiration from in my own outfits. I was just scrolling through my Pinterest boards this Bank Holiday weekend when I thought it would be a fun idea to re-create some celebrity looks that I love.
As you may be aware, I’m a huge fan of sixties and seventies fashion so, with that in mind, I’ve decided that for a whole week I will try to steal the style of Mick Jagger. I’m going to dress like him for a week and attempt to re-create some of his iconic outfits, only using items from my own wardrobe. To see how I got on just keep on reading!
Now when I conceived this idea, I didn’t actually realise how many factors I’d have to take into account. The weather, going to work, my plans, going out etc. So I did make a brief schedule that I used as a guide throughout the week.
On Monday, I was working all day so I wanted a comfy yet fashionable outfit I could wear. This look particularly stuck out to me, of course because of the colour red, but I also like how casual it is too. I think I got the jacket, striped scarf and sunnies spot on, but opted for a spotty tee, rather than jumper. To finish off the outfit, my black flares and converse.
Tuesday was another work day, so another comfy outfit was definitely needed! I really love this loose casual look Mick is rocking in this picture. It looks as though he’s just thrown it on but yet somehow it looks super cool and chic.
I wanted my version to reflect my love for contrasting prints so I went for my polka dot shirt and checked trousers. Both of these items I have literally had for YEARS, every time I have a closet clear out, they always get saved. I think this is because they are such wardrobe staples and very versatile.
The turtle neck was very popular piece in the 1960’s, something that’s had a massive revival in recent years. I decided to wear my red vintage one with these side studded jeans that are very reminiscent of Micks in this picture.
As with the previous two days, I was in work, so needed a comfortable, easy outfit to wear. Needless to say, I swapped my silver heeled boots out for some more appropriate trainers for being on my feet all day.
Out of all the outfits of the week, this is probably the one baring the least resemblance to Micks original outfit. I wanted to include it anyway as I really liked the colour pallete and overall style.
The look I went for was definitely 70’s inspired, with gold glitter flares and a bold patterned cropped knit. Another super comfy, easy to wear outfit.
Friday had a lot going on. Contrasting prints, textures and colours (even though you can’t see that here). I actually own an extensive collection of vintage waistcoats, that I am slowly trying to filter back into my every day wardrobe so it was good to experiment with this style.
As well as basing this off Jaggers look, I think this outfit is very ‘me’ and definitely something I feel I would come up with, without referencing inspiration pictures.
After a fairly casual dressing week, I wanted to smarten up a bit more at the weekend. Saturday afternoon, I had plans with my friends to go out for lunch and wanted to feel a little fancy, so I went for this shirt and blazer combo.
This stripey blazer is one of my favourites that I really don’t wear enough. I think I definitely captured a similar look with this outfit, even down to the silver necklace.
Probably my favourite look of the week. As much as I would love to own this exact same suit, unfortunately I do not. I swapped out gingham for a check print and opted for a yellow skirt to continue to co-ord vibes.
The shirt and belt tie the whole thing together and I’m very happy with my interpretation of this outfit. We even share similar hair cuts!
When you think of 1960’s/1970’s fashion icons, this guy most definitely springs to mind. I decided to use Mick, not only because I love his style but because I wanted a challenge myself by re-creating a males fashion style. I am a firm believer that boys and girls can wear the same sort of clothes and I think that this era was perfect for encouraging that.
I was actually surprised how many pieces of my own I could adapt to Mick’s style. I also re-discovered pieces in my wardrobe that I’ve neglected for a while so it was great to get them out for a spin again. I think I did pretty well throughout the week and it’s definitely given more inspiration for future outfits.
Thanks for reading!
(All Mick Jagger images sourced on Pinterest and Google Images)