The Queen of Heavy Metal and Runaway’s Fame is this Month’s Bullet Blues ‘Rock Style Icon
When it comes to female rockers who have paved their own success in the worlds of fashion and music, Lita Ford rock star denim is certainly an iconic style personality we all know and love. With festival season approaching, you could say choosing one perfect pair of all-American jeans is as memorable as any rock ‘n’ roll event. After all, there’s no better pairing than our cool women’s American denim and a set list of glam rock classics, á la Lita!
Many fans will know Lita from her 70’s heydays as part of iconic rock ’n’ roll quintet, The Runaways. But those who continued to follow her musical career into the 80’s and beyond will know her as ‘The Queen of Heavy Metal’, and a rock warrior just born to play sell-out stadium crowds. With a highly successful solo career spanning the past four decades, as well as a colorful life spent on the road, this is one legendary artist who continues to inspire countless female front singers and songwriters.
Lita Ford – Guitarist, Rock Star and Style Queen
And it’s not just music that has shared an appreciation for Lita Ford. She’s also put her star-studded stamp on the fashion scene, serving as a rock icon with a penchant for custom-made denim and apparel. The 80’s were undoubtedly Lita’s prime years in terms of sex appeal, but now at the seasoned age of 61, she’s still very much on-trend and often photographed sporting patchwork denim with her favorite leather jackets and skyscraper stiletto boots, which any certified rock star simply must own. Alongside female greats like Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks and Patti Smith, Lita Ford’s strong and edgy sense of style belongs in the hall of fame, not to mention Bullet Blues’ long-standing rock star style radar.
So if you’re already planning your next summer gig or festival, we’re sure you’ll want to dress the part this season. Whether you prefer Lita in her slashed stonewashed denim, studded leather, crop top and western boot days (back when shoulder pads reigned supreme) or perhaps her modern patchwork dark blue skinny jeans and custom band tees are more wearable for your festival season look? Either way, Bullet Blues has a fabulous selection of jeans made in the USA to help you nail the Lita Ford rock star denim look before your next concert. Tattoos and hairspray optional. Here’s 3 of our favorite bestsellers from the designer jeans department…
That 70’s Look: The Revival of Rockstar Flares
Starting with late 70’s Lita in her Runaways era – also known as the decade she shot to fame alongside fellow band members Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Sandy West and Jackie Fox – this all-American teenage girl group ruled the hard rock and punk scene for a brief but memorable stint. Everything they did, young and aspiring female rockers wanted to do too, including dress like their favorite lead guitarist, Lita Ford. Known for her cool but rebellious profile, if there was one fashion staple young Lita was rarely seen without, it was those rockin’ flares and bell-bottom jeans. So if you’re fond of classic 70’s Lita Ford rock star denim, our ‘Sunday Ciel’ high-rise flare-legged jeans made in the USA are sure to fit your festival style wishlist. A perfect style homage to the 1970’s, this sun-washed pale blue wash from Bullet Blues will ensure your rock star style is ALL about the classic meets modern look this summer.
Lita Ford Rock Star Denim: Stonewashed 1980’s Style
The second Lita Ford rock star denim era we’ve chosen fasts forward to 1989 when Lita released her most famous hit single to date, ‘Close My Eyes Forever’. Not only was this song incredibly popular due to the fact it was a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, but this was also the time for big hair, heavy makeup, embellished leathers, and of course not forgetting Lita’s signature staple, her ripped stonewashed jeans. Unapologetically badass with ample cool factor, it just so happens you can get your hands on a similar pair. Yes, this is glam rock denim at its finest which nods to the 80’s, and still looks cool and contemporary for Summer 2020. Bullet Blues’ ‘Le Copain Reverie’ boyfriend jeans are available in a fresh light blue hue with a relaxed silhouette and slouchy fit that wouldn’t look out of place in any retro rock music video. So if you want your summer casual wardrobe to channel Lita Ford rock star denim at the height of her fame and solo career (and who wouldn’t?) this modern boyfriend style is the pair for you.
High Octane Rock Star Attitude: Blue Skinny Jeans
Last but not least on Bullet Blues’ celebrity style radar is a slightly more modern, but no less iconic denim statement – also known as Lita in her golden years. It’s true that some rockers get better with age, and this is one legend who hasn’t let age stop her from dressing youthful. A classic ‘then and now’ example, Lita tends to rock darker wash jeans now, and as such, she’s often spotted on and off stage in custom pairs adorned with patchwork. Whether she chooses dark blue or black denim, there’s no denying Lita still looks quintessential in any pair of rocker-inspired jeans she chooses. Here at Bullet Blues we stock a wide variety of skinny jeans ranging from white and grey washes, color pop hues, to indigo blue shades and of course, jet black cigarette skinnies made in the USA. If your summer style goal is to emulate Lita’s darker denim looks, we recommend our ‘Lady Slim’ high-waist American made skinny jeans which offer a medium indigo blue wash. This means they’re ideal if you’re after a slightly faded indigo blue pair that’s not quite black. Effortlessly on-trend for summer, this particular denim showcases a subtle aged look as well as a super skinny silhouette that screams rock star status – but still gives plenty of comfort for all day wear. Choose these super stylish American-made jeans if you prefer a skinny fit and a darker wash that’s very ‘now’, while paying tribute to Lita herself.
Her hair is still bottle blonde, nails black and her attitude stronger than ever. Needless to say, this gal has got serious style, and we’re on board! Lita Ford is currently touring and she’s all set to play 15 dates in April alongside ‘The Godfather of Shock Rock’ himself, Alice Cooper. The perfect opportunity to rock your all-American Bullet Blues jeans! Are you a fan of Lita Ford? Let us know in the comments section below…
Credit and source of our featured picture of Lita Ford: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America