Get the Look: Macy's Glamorama 2014

The big question when it comes to this weekend’s Macy’s Glamorama fashion show: What to wear? After seven years of attending the show, one of the things I always look forward to is dressing to the year’s theme. For the 2007 show, which featured country music performers Big and Rich and Gretchen Wilson, I donned a peach Loretta Lynn-inspired vintage pleated ruffled dress. For the MC Hammer-Cyndi Lauper-headlined show in 2008, I offered an ode to Hammer pants.

This year, I decided to riff on the “Fashion Rocks” theme with a rock ‘n roll-inspired look custom-designed by local designer Max Lohrbach, inspired, in part by the Chanel Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection–a little bit pretty, a little bit punk.

So I thought it’d be fun to offer up some fashion inspiration for this year’s show from some of rock’s style icons, featuring items selected from Macy’s as well as local boutiques and designers.

Inspiration: Patti Smith

Just because it’s a fashion show doesn’t mean you have to wear a dress. Take a cue from the rock icon’s signature look in slouchy-chic separates, like this long tuxedo jacket and tuxedo-stripe track pants. Add a little glam with some sexy peep-toe boots and minimalist, geometric jewelry.

Alice + Olivia Long Tuxedo Blazer, $396 @

Calvin Klein Tuxedo-Stripe Track Pants, $79.50 @ Macy’s stores &

Knot Sisters 1991 Tee, $29.99 @ Parc Boutique &

GUESS Ollay Sandals, $60 (on sale) @ Macy’s stores &

Sarah Loertscher Mila Necklace, $500 @ Walker Art Center &

Inspiration: Florence Welch

For a look that’s both free-spirited and très chic, take a page from the statuesque Florence and the Machine singer and go bohemian glam in a ’70s-inspired floral-print maxi dress, eclectic jewelry and platform sandals.

Free People First Kiss Floral-Print Maxi Dress in Black Combo, $109.99 (on sale) @ Macy’s stores &

MICHAEL Michael Kors London Platform Sandals, $175 @ Macy’s stores &

Stephanie Lake Design Jumbo Gem Pendant, $365 @

Stephanie Lake Design Peau de Soie Wristlet with Monumental Serpent, $425 @

Annika Kaplan Green Sapphire, Large Opal Fan & Sterling Silver and Lapis Rings, $170-240 each @

Inspiration: Gwen Stefani

Give a vintage ska-punk look a sexy, glam edge with strappy stiletto boots, chain-inspired jewelry, and red, red lips.

Assymetrical Double Layer Tank, $48 @ Cliché &

Free People Plaid Straight-Leg Trousers in Red Combo, $128 @ Macy’s stores &

Steve Madden Lauper Booties, $89.99 (on sale) @ Macy’s stores &

Chain Link Cuff, $25 @

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $16 @ Macy’s stores & 

Macy’s Glamorama takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, August 1, at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets range from $75 to $1000. Visit for more.

[All images via the listed websites]