Whatever the Winter Trend, Rod Stewart Wore It First and Better

Looking back at Rod Stewart's style—primarily his on-stage outfits with band The Faces (accompanied by band member Ronnie Wood) and finally, solo—it’s easy to see the British rock star was never afraid of a bold look. The leopard print-loving singer has always been eccentric with his fashion choices and clearly gets a kick out of playing dress-up. He’s worn it all—crop tops, wild prints, metallic spandex, you name it. 

Nicknamed Rod The Mod for his iconic style, fashion was never an afterthought for the singer—his look is instantly recognisable. Whilst some performers wouldn’t—and still don't—stray from a T-shirt and jeans, he was more likely to be seen in a pink leotard. As Rod sang it—Every Picture Tells A Story. The images of him wearing a plush velvet suit, cool kick flares, striped silks, checks and tartan certainly do—the story is we want to mimic all his outfits for autumn/winter '18.

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A little black & white this #tbt.

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The '70s are very much the fashion era of the moment, adding to Sir Rod’s outfits appeal once again. Gucci, Prada and Chloé all took influences from the disco and glam rock era to inspire their current runway collections. Looking back through the archives and Rod has worn near-identical silk blouses, polka dot tops, skinny neck ties, and animal print pieces to those on our winter wishlists. My Dad wanted to dress like Stewart in the '70s, but I want to dress like him now.

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All white’s all right—especially when it looks this stylish.

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To quote Rod's own song title—he wears it well.

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The pyjamas-as-outerwear trend is one of our personal faves. 

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Rod gives good sequin.

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We've been eyeing up a brown cord suit for ages—as per, Rod rocked it first.

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If only all brothers, dads, boyfriends and male friends had polka dot pieces we could steal.

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Moving into the '80s, Rod replaced brown cord with pink satin. We're into both options equally.

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Make like Rod and get on board with the fur jacket trend this season (faux, please.)

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Clashing pink and red looked just as good in 1970.

We can't get enough cord this season.

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Rod embraced head-to-toe lilac and you should too.  Extra points if you can match your outfit to your significant other.

Mix up the shades of your co-ords for an ultra-modern look.

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Permission to steal this outfit?

If you don't have any leopard print in your wardrobe yet, what are you waiting for?

They're leopard print. They’re sequin. They’re Rod.

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Be it 1982 or 2018—the utility trend looks just as good.