Whether you love Stevie's solo stuff or are a die-hard Fleetwood Mac fan, you can't deny that the songbird had some killer style back in the day. From her peasant-princess 70's looks to her amped-up 80's style, I'm taking you through Stevie Nicks' style. (Special shout-out to @allischaaff for reminding me how inspirational Ms. Nicks' fashion has been!)
In the 1970's, Fleetwood Mac was fresh on the music scene, and Stevie Nicks was the gorgeous lead singer that had an understated bohemian fashion sense envied by all. Her half-up, half-down blonde hairstyle was embellished with eyebrow skimming bangs. She wore plenty of trends of the seventies from peasant blouses to bell-bottoms, but she kept them sultry and simple, often in black, white, or cream.
Stevie was not shy of accessorizing, however, and she layered on necklaces and chains as embellishment to her simple dresses and tops. A chain or two would add some subtle glamour to an otherwise breezy and lightweight bohemian look. These aviator sunglasses were also a common look, coyly tucked under her signature bangs. She often wore a kimono, scarf, or shawl draped over her arms for some stylish coverage.
For the cameras, Ms. Nicks hammed up her seventies style with brooches, halters, and her flippy, flippy hair. The flared jeans and platform heel combo was then and is now especially cool and relaxed looking, without seeming costumey.
...and then came the 1980's, and our beloved bohemian goddess went through a bit of a transformation. If this is the look you're after, take a comb to your hair, and just start teasing. Gone is Stevie's fresh face, to be replaced with a bright lip and swept-on blush.
There's something to say for Stevie's look in the 80's. Perhaps it was over-the-top and bolder than her demure 70's style, but she was also coming into her own and recording solo music at the time, which turned out to be a big success. Her signature pout stayed the same all along, she just added more or less to emphasize those blonde longs and her petite frame.
Stevie went in the glam route in the 80's, but merged the boldness of glitter and sequins with a witchy darkness that seperated her from cutsier girl groups of the decade. If you aren't afraid to try some big hair and sparkle, avoid color and drape yourself in feathers and sequins in black for the Stevie effect. "Stand Back" shows more 80's influence than her softer work (like Landslide) with Fleetwood Mac, but she also develops a more nuanced sound that sets her apart from 80's pop, and her dark and enchanting style shows this.
Stevie Nicks has been aptly named the fairy godmother of rock. Throw on some layered necklaces and black sequins, and tease up your hair to channel your inner Stevie and feel the girl power course through your veins.