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Glitz, Glam & Rock And Roll: How To Master The Rockstar Girlfriend Aesthetic

Rockstar Girlfriend Aesthetic

This article was written by The Zillennial Zine’s fall editorial intern Lauren Sanchez. Find her on Instagram at @lauren.sanchezz. If you would like to share an article with The Zillennial, send us an email at

Life on the road, electric guitars, leather jackets and red lipstick prints on the mirror defines the life of a rockstar girlfriend– an aesthetic that’s becoming popularized all across social media platforms. For all those girlies who dreamt of living a life filled with live music, having your favorite artist fall in love with you and one day becoming their muse in all their songs, this aesthetic is designed just for you.

When it comes to women in rock music, I’m immediately drawn to icons Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Harry from Blondie, Patti Smith, Florence Welch from Florence + The Machine and even modern-day musicians artists like Avril Lavigne, Miley Cryus and Hayley Williams from Paramore. And because of those women pioneering the rock genre for decades and continuing to change the meaning of women in rock, the overall rockstar girl aesthetic has truly never gone away. 

Nonetheless, the rockstar girlfriend aesthetic is nothing but a pave way into fashion, beauty and embracing what it truly means to be immersed in rock and roll. So without further ado, if you are looking to change up your style and embrace a new definition of what it means to be a rockstar’s girlfriend, here are the tips and tricks you’ll need to complete the aesthetic.

The Fashion Of A Rockstar Girlfriend

When it comes to fashion, colors of black and red adorn the wardrobe of a rockstar girlfriend. The outfits are all about being mysterious, edgy, grunge and fulfilling a carefree lifestyle. 

Black mini dresses and slip dresses will never go out of style, and make the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Plus with something as simple as a little black dress and/or a slip dress, they make the perfect base to layer accessories and jackets on top of. And if dresses aren’t necessarily your clothing of choice, this pair of regular leather pants and these star-studded faux leather pants, will help make you stand out. Pair it with an edgy graphic tee or a tank that explicitly says “Nothing but Rock and Roll” and you already got the fashion of a rockstar’s girlfriend down.

And what’s an outfit without accessories? An iconic staple of the aesthetic is the leather jacket. A leather jacket can make any ordinary outfit turn into something so incredibly stylish and edgy. Whether you want just a plain and simple oversized leather jacket, or a jacket that adds a little more flare, the leather jacket is an absolute necessity. As for the other accessories, you’ll certainly need a pair of black knee-high boots, fishnet stockings to wear and a collection of statement jewelry pieces from necklaces to rings (rings are an absolute must)! And if you’re like me and love handbags, take a look at the coolest guitar purse I’ve ever seen. With these fashion staples, you’ll be embracing the aesthetic in no time.

Smoky Eye, Black Eyeliner and Red Lipstick, Oh My

Now that you have all the outfit essentials, it’s time to focus on the makeup aspect of the aesthetic. The rockstar girlfriend beauty look focuses still on the core essential colors, black and red, mixed with a little bit of glitter to give it that extra rockstar quality. Going for a black smokey eye look with some black eyeshadow and topping it off with some liquid metallic eyeshadow is the move. And you can’t forget black eyeliner and red lipstick! As for hair, don’t be afraid to go messy – and if you’re feeling adventurous, getting a haircut resembling the hair trends of the 70s rock era will have you looking like you stepped out of the crowd of a Led Zeppelin concert.

Listening to the Rock Essentials

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Of course, you can’t consider yourself to be a fan of rock music if you don’t listen to the genre! Rock music is easily one of the most energetic, intense and expressive forms of music that could ever exist: and listening to the rock essentials will definitely have you putting your hands in the hair in the classic rock and roll sign. Take a look at our list of rock music recommendations:

  1. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
  2. Killer Queen by Queen 
  3. Arabella by Arctic Monkeys 
  4. Here Comes Your Man by Pixies 
  5. Literally any song by The Beatles 
  6. Call Me by Blondie 
  7. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
  8. Faithfully by Journey 
  9. Light My Love by Greta Van Fleet 
  10. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin 
  11. Zombies by The Cranberries 
  12. I love Rock ‘N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  13. Ain’t It Fun by Paramore 
  14. Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks 
  15. Complicated by Avril Lavigne 
  16. Plastic Hearts by Miley Cyrus
  17. You’re So Vain by Carly Simon
  18. Love Is A Battlefield by Pat Benatar

Rock On Everyone!

Now that you have the essentials from fashion to makeup to music recommendations, you’ll be mastering the rockstar girlfriend aesthetic in no time. And perhaps with the aesthetic, you’ll pick up your electric guitar, learn how to write songs and become your own rockstar in the end. 

How do you feel about the rockstar girlfriend aesthetic? Is there a certain rock song that puts you in the rockstar mindset? Let us know in the comments below!

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