Singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin may have relocated to Nashville, but she’s still an alt-rock girl at heart—how else to explain the leather pants she’s brought along for her current US tour promoting her new album, Little Spark? The shaggy blonde dug through her suitcase for ELLE.com, sharing her on-the-road essentials and must-visit shopping stops.
What I wore: Helmut Lang leather pants, Raquel Allegra dark gray T-shirt, an old Topshop sheer and sparkle cardigan, Via Spiga shoes, Made Her Think rings, and a little doe quartz necklace.
I brought this outfit on tour because: I think leather pants are just better than jeans onstage; they give the performance a nice attitude and they are also shockingly comfortable. Comfort is key.
My personal style has: A little texture in my day-to-day look, but I do keep it simple with lots of basics and layering. I always wear rings and cuffs from Made Her Think because designer Meredith Kahn is my friend and is one of my fashion idols. Everything she creates is really fresh.
If this outfit were one of my songs, it would be: “The Winds.” The shirt moves beautifully on stage.
I always pack: A leather jacket.
I usually bring: Five to six [outfits]—I like options! I shop for newness in the big cities.
You’d never catch me onstage wearing: Sneakers. Ever.
My pre-tour shopping stop is: AllSaints and Raquel Allegra—both for onstage and offstage looks.
The best on-the-road purchase I ever made was: A brass pendant necklace with a medallion that has a small photo of Prince on it. I bought it in Portland, OR, across from the Jupiter Hotel. I cherish it.