No female artist quite influenced the American music scene in the late 60s and early 70s quite like Janis Joplin. Known by her friends as “Pearl,” the Texas-raised icon was known far and wide for her distinctive voice, electric performances, and her tumultuous personal life, which included painful failed relationships, constant partying, and drug use. A poster child for the 60s rock-and-roll lifestyle, Joplin’s friends and fans not only loved her for her undying work ethic, artistry, and her fun personality. Here at Bullet Blues, however, we know her for her impeccable sense of style.
Joplin was a huge fan of what are now staples of boho and hippie-leaning fashionistas everywhere, like huge sunglasses, piles of jewelry, luxe accessories like fur coats and vests, flowy blouses, and, of course, a wide variety of denim. If you’re looking to get a little bit of Janis’ Joplin’s rock-n-roll hippie magic in your look this holiday season, read on!
Janis Joplin’s Dark Blue Jeans
Janis Joplin was well known for rocking large fur coats and other fur accessories (check out that adorable hat!) and nothing pairs better with faux fur quite like the perfect pair of boot cut jeans! Here, Joplin is rocking a dark pair of flared jeans with a blazer, blouse, lots of bling, her signature round glasses, and an oversized fur or faux fur coat and hat. Of course, the fur is the star of the show here, but we’re loving how her jeans are providing textural contrast to this now iconic rock-and-roll look.
If you’re looking for a partner in crime to pair with all your fave faux fur accessories, check out the Bullet Blues Babe Audace – Dark Wash Cowgirl Boot Cut Jean Made in USA. The dark wash with light sanding is flattering on all body types and perfect for any Bullet Blues gal, no matter her style, while the stretchy American-produced denim ensures the perfect fit with every wear.
Janis Joplin had a reputation for being the life of the party (it was well known that her favorite drink was Southern Comfort). Nothing brings life to a party quite like a daring and playful outfit like what Joplin is rocking here. A long, tribal printed, and fur-accented coat paired with loud print, piles of necklaces, blingy jeans, and Joplin’s signature mane of untamable waves screams “fun,” but it wouldn’t look out of place on stage at a rock concert, or even out in the crowd.
There are a lot of elements at play in this outfit, but nothing gives it that 70s vibe quite like the shiny metallic jeans “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” is rocking. For a similar 70s babe look that translates well to today, try a pair of light wash boot cut jeans made in USA like the Bullet Blues Bombshell Bleu Papillon Boot Cut Designer Jeans. The soft denim, light blue color, and slight whiskering make these American made premium jeans feel like a vintage gem from the 70s, but the contemporary boot cut silhouette means it won’t look out of place with your favorite looks of today.
Even Janis Joplin’s toned-down looks ooze 60s and 70s rock star vibes. Check out the long beaded necklace, chunky rings, and the fur hat she’s rocking here in this candid shot. While her accessories are making this casual but perfectly hippie look, her dark jeans provide an important foundation for her accessories and her megawatt smile.
Here at Bullet Blues we know the secret to a killer rock star wardrobe is a killer pair of black American made skinny jeans. Why not try out the Bullet Blues Chic Parisien – Skinny Cigarette Jean? The second-skin fit will make you feel like a million bucks every time, while the high quality made in USA denim ensures comfort and breathability with every wear.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Janis Joplin? Would you rock a 60s and 70s hippie look? What is your favorite way to wear your favorite American made designer jeans from Bullet Blues? Let us know in the comments below!