4 Classic Bands, 4 Killer (& Modern) Looks To Match!

Throughout time, enduring musical acts have given us more than just a catchy tune — they've performed major sartorial serenades, too. When you think about some of the classics — Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, and The Grateful Dead — doesn't a memorable vibe come to mind? Well, since we're total groupies for these particular bands' ballads and groovy getups, we're letting them play muse for today's Perfect Outfit spread.
From a turban we could so see Stevie Nicks crooning in and a white number suited for channeling Nico to a Dead-concert-worthy ensemble (Birkenstocks included!), here's your chance to honor the timeless groups by more than just belting out their lyrics. Keep truckin' through and feel free to whistle to this Spotify playlist while you play dress up!
Fleetwood Mac
The reigning queen of rock 'n' roll, Stevie Nicks, put gypsy style on music's map (the song of the same name is always on our repeat for a reason!). And, to this day, girlfriend isn't afraid of a bell or angel sleeve — not to mention all of that marvelous millinery. Channel the cool crooner in a modern way with tousled tresses, a gloriously cheap turban, and an easy embroidered LBD courtesy of John Lewis. This is a "Landslide" of a look if we've ever seen one!

From Left, Clockwise: Ouidad Playcurl Volumizing Foam, $23, available at Sephora; Coast Rosalina Knitted Dress, $115, available at John Lewis; Fleetwood Mac Rumours, $16.55, available at Amazon; e4Hats Velvet Turban in Camel, $13.99, available at e4Hats; Lizzie Fortunato Leather and Calf Hair Clutch, $765, available at Matches; Monserat de Lucca Feather Earrings, $52, available at Shopbop; Madison Harding Henry Platform Wedge Sandals, $242, available at Madison Harding.

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The Velvet Underground
German native Nico first hit the scene posing for Vogue and Elle (she was 5'10"!), scored a minor role in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and ended up a Warhol wonder child after recording with the Stones' Brian Jones. While the band's sound didn't hit the zeitgeist until much later, her bohemian approach to dressing and timeless beauty made its mark immediately. In one of our favorite images of the chanteuse, she stands nonchalantly with her all-black-clad band in a killer suit, scarf, and smug look. Snag that same effortless-yet-head-turning vibe with some MIH bells, a matching jacket, and retro circular sunnies from House of Harlow.

From Left, Clockwise: MiH Jeans Marrakesh Mid-Rise Flared Jeans, $190, available at Net-A-Porter; Alice + Olivia Elyse Blazer, $368, available at Alice + Olivia; House of Harlow Kristen Sunglasses, $125, available at Shop The Trend Boutique; The Velvet Underground Loaded, $7.99, available at Amazon; Bottega Veneta Floral-Print Silk Scarf, $354, available at MyTheresa; Madewell Silk Tux Tunic, $128, available at Madewell; Camper Woody Boot, $230, available at Camper.
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The Doors
Besides maybe George Harrison, Jim Morrison holds headlining heartthrob status in our score book. That tortured, poetic beauty — those tight leather pants! — whew, the thought of him is enough to make any girl swoon. To incite a mob of fans of your own, here's the perfect venue-ready look inspired by the soulful former Venice dweller. It howls hot "L.A. Woman," no doubt about it.

From Left, Clockwise: !Item 713 Fitted Racer Jeans, $203, available at American Rag; Freeze Sleeveless T-Shirt, $65, available at Yoox; The Doors The Very Best Of The Doors, $11.58, available at Amazon; Nars Fire Down Below Lipstick, $26, available at Sephora; Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C., $250, available at Rebecca Minkoff; 3.1 Phillip Lim PJ Gladiator Sandal, $750, available at Les Nouvelles.
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Grateful Dead
Most of us missed Jerry's on-stage heyday, and what we wouldn't give to have witnessed the magic in action! Well, since Coachella's the next best thing to Woodstock, this freewheelin' ensemble could be a strong contender for your packing list. The Cult Gaia headpiece may not exactly be "Scarlet Begonias," but mixed with a fresh spin on Birks and a flowy tie-dyed maxi from Free People, you'll be "Truckin'" to Indio looking 2013-meets-1969.

From Left, Clockwise: Free People Antalya Coin Collar, $98, available at Free People; River Island Blue Tie Dye Lace Edge Maxi Dress, $60, available at River Island; Steve Madden Bsioux Backpack, $98, available at Steve Madden; Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa, $13.18, available at Amazon; Cult Gaia Bourbon Lavender Crown, $100, available at Cult Gaia; Birkenstock Sydney Sandal, $82.95, available at Amazon.
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