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

Harry Styles, or a Harry with Style?

By: Leah Phillips

These days the term ‘Style Icon’ gets thrown around like candy at a parade, but there is no truer example of the term than Deborah Harry, the lead singer from the 1970s and 80s-era hit punk and new wave band, Blondie.

Without Harry, the New York punk scene would have looked completely different, and it may have taken years longer for punk to be accepted into the public dance world. Without Blondie’s song, Rapture, rap wouldn’t have reached the public eye near as quickly, as it was the first rap-infused song to top the charts and be featured on MTV.Picture4 Blondie was far ahead of the game as they helped pioneer the new wave music sound and brought gay rights into the music spotlight by playing at some of NYC’s first-ever Gay Pride events. Harry was among the first female musical stars to commission clothing, mostly from her neighbor, the legendary Stephen Sprouse, who went on to be known as the punk glamour god of design largely in part to his ties with Harry.

Not only in music, but also in fashion, Harry has been a leader in the trend world since humming her first tune, and she hasn’t stopped since. She was the voice, the face and the clothing model of the late 70s.

Her tramp-beauty cloaked in a Monroe aura created timeless tunes that continue to get remade, covered and reused. Picture2The iconic punk diva created a look that’s been reimagined, re-done, watered down and re-sold time and time again because everyone wants to look like the mother of American punk. With her bed-hair, sharp cheekbones and cupid bow lips, she put the blonde in Blondie.

Though the 70s ended long ago, Harry’s influence has never waivered. Age can’t stop this woman, at 69 she is still dropping records, reinventing songs, singing shows and being featured in fashion publications, TV shows, moviePicture3s and media outlets across the globe. She not only was a legend but also continues to live as one, breaking new bounds and conquering new ideas, continuing to inspire change and trends.

As the styles from the 70s return, and hints of 90s grunge creep back onto our trend radar, we are clamoring for Harry’s style once more. The two toned hair, the denim-onPicture1-denim, the monochromatic outfits and neutrals from head-to-toe, all are Harry signature styles that are back with a vengeance. She will be sure to be lead the pack with her iconic quirky style of downtown Barbie with a vixen twist as she rocks short blonde hair and fabrics and combinations that pop.

In this age of fashion as a means of personal expression and clothes as a form of communication about ourselves and our beliefs, who better to lead us than someone who has been expressing herself and touching lives for decades? In choosing whom our icons are, our muses for how we dress and what we wear, would you rather have Harry Styles or a Harry with true style?

References:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. (n.d.). Retrieved March 30, 2015, from https://rockhall.com/inductees/blondie/bio/

Bio – Blondie. (n.d.). Retrieved March 30, 2015, from http://www.blondie.net/bio/

Gargiulo, A. (2014, June 27). 13 style lessons from Blondie’s Debbie Harry. Retrieved March 30, 2015, from http://www.swide.com/celebrities/blondie-debbie-harry-13-fashion-tips-from-the-style-icon-outfits/2014/06/27

Deborah Harry. (n.d.). Retrieved March 30, 2015, from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001323/

Images Gathered From:

Happy 69th Birthday, Debbie Harry! (n.d.). Retrieved March 30, 2015, from http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/g2289/debbie-harry-style/?slide=2

Gargiulo, A. (2014, June 27). 13 style lessons from Blondie’s Debbie Harry. Retrieved March 30, 2015, from http://www.swide.com/celebrities/blondie-debbie-harry-13-fashion-tips-from-the-style-icon-outfits/2014/06/27