I’m in serious need of a Grease re-watch because lately I’ve been having a lot of love for the classic, ’50s/’60s greaser look recently. I’m talkin’ leather jacket, tight pants and fast cars…or a motorcycle. Motorcycles are always sexier. I’m pretty sure that’s just science.
We’ve even seen elements of this look re-emerge in dudes like Arctic Monkeys front man, Alex Turner. But you don’t need a head full of pomade and nasty cigarettes to pull this off. If you have a body and a bold sense of style, you can make it work! So here are 10 clothes and accessories to help make it happen.
Cat Eye SunglassesWith some red lipstick and a snarl? Girl, you're good to go. Buy it at Modcloth for $11.99
Tie-Front BlousePair this with some high-waist shorts or pants and a scarf tied to your head and you have an instant retro look. Buy it at American Apparel for $46
Cropped JeansGotta have a pair of jeans with this. These look great with a dope pair of black ankle boots and a leather jacket. Buy it at Modcloth for $54.99. Also available in non-plus sizes.
'Cry Baby'Grease is great, but for a slightly more campy, fiesty movie set in the '50s, check this out instead. Buy it at Amazon for $8.28
Frilly SocksPair these socks with a pair of cute Mary-Janes and a fierce leather jacket for a hard but sweet look. It's a great balance and it looks amazing. Buy it at ASOS for $7.53
Leather JacketYou can't be a greaser without the leather jacket. Whether you go for the real deal or faux, make sure it's in a biker style. None of the quilted stuff with cutesy collars. Nope, just the straight up, tough kid look. Buy it at H&M for $49.50
Thin ScarfThese are super versatile and can be tied around the neck, head or even used as a bow in your hair. Buy it at Modcloth for $7.99
Knee Length DressNo mini skirts for this look. It's all about the knee length skirt that really makes a statement. Go for a bold, timeless print like polka-dot. Buy it at Modcloth for $49.99
Red LipstickAnyone who thinks they can't pull of red lipstick needs to reevaluate their life and their choices. If you're one of those people, trust me, you can rock a red lip, especially for this look. Buy it at drugstores for $7.99
Saddle ShoesThese babies would look rad with some cute socks and a knee-length dress. Buy it at Modcloth for $39.99
Okay, so what’s your favorite movie set in the ’50s/’60s with this greaser aesthetic? What other looks would you like to see in this feature? Tell us in the comments!