Bye Bye Sugar, and Not a Minute to Soon

By: Morgan Henry

Whether you getting tired and bored of your current wardrobe or want to take a stand against the latest #lillyfortarget line, there is good news. Debbie Harry, who never fails to rock her style on stage and off, inspires each silhouette and accessory.

Picture5Debbie Harry was clearly ahead of her time. Sorority girls everywhere have adopted her dislike of pants without knowing it. During the next couple years, straight silhouettes and dresses will be paired with tights of different varieties, eliminatiPicture3ng the need for pants entirely- as the saying goes, no pants no problem. The theory of Shifting of Erogenous Zones is taking full effect as we are “Screaming Skin” once again and have found Picture4yet another area of the female body to expose. Apparel items ranging from bathing suits, shirts, and dresses will begin to see cutouts featuring the abdomen and sides of the stomach. Denim has always been a necessity to many, and Debbie Harry is no exception. This classic fabric can now be featured in a crop tops and ripped button ups to give a new look.

Wanting to look both sexy and chic? Good news, because thigh high boots are in and here to stay. An essential in Debbie’s punk style, these boots can make anyone’s legs look long and lean. Hopefully, the boots you choose will be made for walking, but if not, at least they’ll look good. Tired of spending limitless money on jewelry that goes out of style the next season? Debbie Harry Picture1continuously can be found wearing small metal jewelry with a Picture2punk twist. Maybe it is hard to perform wearing large pieces of jewelry or her clothes just speak for themselves, but the pieces she chooses never fail to complete her outfit. Minimalistic stud earrings and bangles provide a nice change from the large and chunky accessories from past seasons. Other delicate rings and small necklaces can be essential as well to complete your outfit. Sunny or gray skies, Debbie Harry would dare not be caught without her pair of sunglasses. Mix up your current Ray-ban aviators for a pair of fashionable and round-rim sunglasses.

You might be getting ready for a date and some “French Kissin’ in the U.S.A” or just in a rush with day-to-day activities, but don’t fret. Dark red, cranberry lipstick provides a simple makeup solution. This color makes lips pop with little effort.Picture7 Pair it with a dark and smoky eye shadow and a natural “Blondie” hairstyle to complete your Debbie Harry inspired makeover.Picture8

So, whether you are all about that no-pants life, need to add some height with high boots, or want a new lip color, this style is for you. DePicture6bbie Harry makes it easy with her punk minimalistic jewelry and outfits of one or two apparel items. Dare try it once and like Debbie, you too will be singing, “I didn’t have the nerve to say no.”

References:

Debbie Harry photo (top left): http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/topic/89629-history-of-the-mini/

Bottom right photo: http://lookbook.nu/look/4984848-Bershka-Denim-Shirt-Missguided-Crop-Top-Lefties

Bathing Suit photo: http://www.whydidyouwearthat.com/tag/bathing-suits/

Debbie Harry cutout dress: http://pixgood.com/debbie-harry-fashion.html

Lipstick: https://www.pinterest.com/vglover1/make-up/

Smokey eye: http://imabeautygeek.com/2014/01/31/bold-lips-smokey-eyes-celebrity-makeup-artist-video-tutorial/

Debbie Harry Performing (top middle): http://www.whatgoesaroundnyc.com/blog/13403

Girl wearing white dress: https://www.pinterest.com/nalleli101/thigh-high-boots-outfits/

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Pretty Baby, You Look So Edgy

By: Dannielle Davis

What do you think of when it comes to Debbie Harry’s iconic style? Perhaps what immediately comes to mind are monochromatic looks, denim, and stripes. Are you kidding me? Dig a little bit deeper, Debbie Harry is so much more than that. She has the power to wear all types of different prints and fabrications and look absolutely divine without any criticism. She truly is a style chameleon. Not just anyone can pull it off, but if you’re Debbie Harry, you surely can.Picture5

Debbie’s aura of punk style can clearly be seen through such fabrics as alluring velvet, classic leather, and delicate chiffon. Although these fabrics are all very different from one another in the hand and weight of the fabric, they come together when exemplified by Debbie Harry. A soft and more feminine side can be shown when wearing a nice hue ofPicture2 cranberry velvet pants or leggings. A tougher side can be portrayed when charcoal grey leather pants, boots, or a jacket is worn. And, you can be edgy, feminine, and slightly sexy in a sheer chiffon top paired with a bralette showing a little bit of skin but not exposing too much. An unexpected leather dress is also an unexpected mix of edgy and femininity. None of these fabrics can go wrong if you’re trying to channel Debbie in your wardrobe. She is the perfect example of versatility. So Picture3keep them guessing and wanting more from your style, instead of sticking to monotonous textiles and prints. Not only could she pull off three completely different types of fabrics, she can also adore her fans and fashionistas in an array of prints. From abstract paint blotch patterns to organic lines and to a variety of animal prints, such as leopard, zebra, tiger, and giraffe, she truly has an eye for understated fashion. Printed jumpsuits, dresses, tops, and jackets are necessities in your wardrobe. You may find these prints to be a little out there and maybe hard to wear, but paired with the right fabrics and an ‘IDGAF’ attitude, you can’t go wrong. Not only do these prints draw attention to the eye, but they also give the illusion of added texture to each ensemble. With the illusion of texture in prints and wearing fabulous fabrics, you are surPicture1e to be the envy of all your friends.

Picture4These prints and fabrications aren’t off limits exclusively to Debbie, you too can channel Debbie in your wardrobe. With the comeback of 70’s fashion in today’s market, velvet, leather, chiffon, animal, and abstract prints are all the rage. This tough, yet, pretty girl knows exactly how to stick with her edge, but allowing her toughness to remain pretty through the combination of fabrics and prints that one my not always imagine go together and completely owning it. You too can be a style chameleon. So, don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone, have that ‘IDGAF’ attitude, and be that edgy pretty girl you know you are deep down inside. There’s a Debbie in all of us.

References:

Debbie Harry Leopard Print Dress: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/462956036667545697/

Debbie Harry Chiffon Top and Leather Pants: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/375698793884527251/

Debbie Harry Yellow Abstract Print Jacket: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/325314773054435387/

Velvet Leggings: http://blog.fevrie.com/how-to-wear-leggings/

Paint Splatter Skirt: http://www.getthelooks.com.au/blog/month/2014-3

We All Scream for Ice Cream…Or Just Debbie Harry

By: Alicia Drever

When people think of punk singers and their sense of style, most probably envision only 2 colors: black white. On the contrary, Blondie’s lead singer Debbie Harry’s clothing color wheel is so much more than that. She wears dark, rich cranberry reds, charcoal greys, dark blues, gold and even cream! Even though Debbie Harry has worn her fair share of prints and textures, she has created quite a variety of colors amongst her wardrobe.Picture3

“If your love was as sweet as mine” sets the vibe with a bold and edgy cranberry red hue representing the depth of her love. Charcoal grey gives off a cooler tone, which corresponds, to Harry singing about going out without her guy. Of course the dark blue gives off a more sad yet dominant shade. She is “blue” about her guy being seen with another girl…even Debbie is only human, right?! The gold and cream colors are great neutrals, which perfectly complement the three main colors. They represent softness and how she is the ultimate “Sunday girl”. These colors embody Debbie’s daring and confident side, as well as her soft, gentle side.Picture2

Cranberry red can be used in a variety of ways throughout your life whether it’s in shoes, apparel or even housewares. Picture1Harry loves to sport red lips, too. It’s such a bold color that brings attention to itself. In terms of color, it is the Queen Bey of hues. I don’t know about you, but when I think of charcoal grey, I think of a cool, ‘IDGAF’ attitude. From a grey top to a smoky eye, this color is all about being urban, like Harry’s punk roots. In fact, the smoky eye is one of the things that make her face pop. It draws the attention away from her hair and draws the eye to her face. One of the main colors in Debbie Harry’s wardrobe is blue. Not only does she wear all different shades of blue, she sings about the color as well. She has even been spotted wearing bright blue eye Picture4shadow! The darker blues make her look more intense and really makes her platinum blonde hair stick out. I think it’s safe to say that blue is one of her favorite colors. As punk as Debbie Harry was and is, she paired cream with many of her outfits. She would casually throw on a cream blazer, spaghetti strap dress or even cream-colored shoes to soften up a look. Another great neutral she sporPicture5ted was gold. From gold jewelry and belts to her straight locks, she wore it well. I mean, those gold locks and bangs are her signature look. She would not be Debbie Harry without them.

Now I think we can all rest assured and agree that this color story makes it so simple for us to channel our inner Debbie Harry at any given time. Whether we want to bold and spontaneous or have a simpler look paired with neutrals, it can be done! So next time you are thinking about putting together an edgy yet soft look, think to yourself WWDHD…What would Debbie Harry Do?

References:

Cranberry shoes: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/91620173642690415/

Charcoal grey look: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/119767671313280199/

Debbie Harry pic: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/90494273732949465/

Gold necklace: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/180214422565075837/

Cream blazer: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/476889048015933273/

Call on Sunday

By: Rebecca Beskow

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Sunday’? Do you think about the day of the week that we use to get ready for a grueling work week ahead? Or of an ice cream sundae? What do both of these have in common you may ask. Well my friends, it is Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie.Picture5

The punk scene in New York was drastically changed by the group Blondie and their lead singer Debbie Harry. Her style and catchy voice created a dark yet playful mood that fascinated people. With songs like “Heart of Glass” and “Call me”, Blondie has shown their versatility of upbeat and girly to sultry and tough.

The lyrics “cold as ice cream but still as sweet” Picture2from the Blondie song, “Sunday Girl”, speak of a girl that is sweet, but with an edge. She is fierce but gentle, with an effortless, feminine flare. With her wild blonde hair, smoky eyes, and accents of color and patterns, Debbie Harry is this girl. Along with the cool girl chic look, her two toned hair throws a wild twist on the Sunday girl — there is a sense of danger on bottom and angelic platinum blonde flowing on top. And for the past 40 years Harry has rocked the signature style that she started in the 1970s. Blondie has influenced generations of people and inspired them to embrace their own punk, new wave rocker style.

A modern day Sunday girl that embodies the juxtaposition of glamour and punk is the model-turned college student Cara Delevingne. Picture4Her quirky girly style embodies the sweet Sunday girl mood through her flirty skirts and smorgasbord of prints. Cara incorporates Harry’s style with her smoky eyes, bold eyebrows, and effortlessly cool ensembles. When Cara is rocking a casual fitted tee, ripped denim, and a sprinkle of pink on her lips, it is a homage to our muse, Debbie Harry. Another woman who epitomizes the cool girl chic style of the Sunday girl is singer Rita Ora. She uses prints and colors to show her fun feminine mood. Ora also channels her inner Harry when she teases her hair, splashes on a little plum lipstick, and a simple black top.Picture3

The Sunday girl also has major versatility. She can mix and match stripes and polka dots just like Harry. Also she doesn’t care what people think, and goes with what styles she loves and then makes it her own. From colorful jumpsuits to a leather trench coach with matching hatPicture1, Harry rocked anything that was in-your-face and expressed who she was at the time.

So, with leopard print pants, leather top , and your smoky eye kit in hand you can become the sweet and sultry Sunday Girl. Style your hair into a carless tousle and add an edgy daring color hidden away or for all the world to see. Be that sweet sugary girl with an ice cold twist. Be a Sunday Girl.

References:

Rita Ora:  http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30400000/Rita-Ora-Wallpaper-rita-ora-30402295-1024-768.jpg: Rita Ora

Orange Debbie Harry: http://www.blondie.net/bio/http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30400000/Rita-Ora-Wallpaper-rita-ora-30402295-1024-768

Animal print:http://pics.wikifeet.com/Deborah-Harry-Feet-828900.jpg

Cara Delevingne: http://www.wallpapers-photos.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Cara-Delevingne-images.jpg

Black and white Debbie harry: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B06t1FRL-Rc/TfpCd0FMNhI/AAAAAAAAAlk/rWBbAuE6kHs/s640/Debbie-Harry.jpg