It’s 2018, and that means the 40th anniversary of the classic musical Grease is right around the corner. The movie hit theaters on June 16, 1978, and featured leading roles from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Recognizable costumes, a riveting love story and a soundtrack full of classic hits, Grease was an instant commercial and critical success that represents the timeless looks of 1950s Americana and still touches lives across the world today.
If you have a vintage costume party that you’re attending this year, or you simply want to add some of that vintage Grease flavor to your style, but you just don’t know how, this article explains exactly how you can add some tough-girl attitude to your wardrobe reminiscent of the iconic girl gang, the Pink Ladies.
The only way you can truly embody the sass and look of a Pink Lady is by rocking one of their signature pink bomber jackets. This iconic, instantly recognizable piece will set the tone for your whole look, and everyone will know that you aren’t messing around.
This versatile accessory looks great as a necktie or as a headband paired with an up-do. Pull your look together with a black or white tie to emphasize the pink in your outerwear, or pull a stunt with a brighter colored tie for a bold, eye-catching look.
Strike a pose in a pair of tight leather pants and add some sex appeal to your old school cool look. Scoring a pair of well-fitted leather pants is a sure-fire way to show off your curves and add a fierce edge to your outfit.
This classic piece is all about how many buttons you button. Take it to the top for a sleek, modern androgynous look, or pick a couple for a sexy, casual look. Get your own shirt or, for savvier fashionistas, steal one from your beau and roll up the sleeves.
Back in the Grease era, pumps weren’t yet making an appearance. Instead, women rocked some modest kitten heels. Don’t let the size of the heel fool you — these shoes can pack a fashion punch! Snag a pair with a fun print like leopard for an authentic vintage look.