Style Rocks: AC/DC’s Angus Young’s Style Revisited

Style Rocks / April 6, 2012

Australian rocker Angus Young is heralded as one of the fathers of “hard rock.”

His role as lead guitarist of one of music’s most beloved bands, AC/DC, earned him a spot in the hearts of many for his ability to riff you into a trance while frolicking around a stage as if he didn’t have a care in the world.

His “schoolboy with a flair for the dramatic” style could be seen onstage night after night. He donned crushed velvet blazers, newsboy caps and white socks with such confidence that his eccentric garb became not only acceptable but completely appropriate.

He now holds a spot in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and is recognized by Rolling Stone as one of their greatest rockers of all time.

Young’s accomplishments stem from years of dedication – AC/DC is one of few bands to survive for decades, and continues rocking to this day.

When you see Young onstage in his signature gear, it becomes terribly clear that true talent and style never has an expiration date.

If you want to rock out Young’s look, try wearing an over-sized, boxy Stella McCartney blazer, and pair with Marc by Marc Jacobs Esther Oxford crepe shorts.

To get the tie effect without wearing a tie, try a contrast placket shirt, like this one from A.L.C.  For your accessories, go for a platform heel with ankle socks, and for that special rock ‘n’rol playful touch, sport this Emmanuel Katsaros ‘Blow Up’ bag, which is kind of the purse version on a blow-up doll.

Now go and grab your “Back in Black” album, turn up the volume, do your best air guitar and rock the f*ck out.

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Saron Olkaba
Saron Olkaba
Saron is a writer and student born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington, DC. She is incapable of keeping a phone for longer than a few months, exclusively wears Miss. Dior Cherie, and her guilty pleasures include any novel written by V.C. Andrews (don’t judge), Essie’s “Little Brown Dress", and Stoli. She is currently obsessed with the poetry of Edmund Wilson and The Arctic Monkey’s latest album “AM”.

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