What was once old is now new. That is one of the first rules of fashion. The new Disney film "Teen Beach Movie" showcases the magic behind that statement and how contagious good trends can be decades later. I was able to talk to celebrity stylist Louise Roe about the styling concepts showcased within the film and how we the views can personalize our current wardrobe elements with retro 1960's pieces.
JL: Where did you find the inspiration for the 60’s looks in “Teen Beach Movie”?
Louise Roe: Icons like Edie Sedgwick and Marilyn Monroe, movies like Grease and current fashion blogs - retro 60's looks are all over the runways and sidewalks at the moment.
JL: How can I take a truly vintage piece and make it look trendy versus old/grungy?
Louise Roe: Don't wear a vintage look head to toe. Maximum 2-3 retro pieces per outfit, and mix them in with your modern skinny jeans or sandals. You don't want to actually BE Sandy and Danny from Grease, just inspired by them!
JL: What’s one vintage must-have that you think everyone needs?
Louise Roe: Cat eye sunglasses, in white.
JL: What is one past trend that you would like to see make a comeback?
Louise Roe: I think prints- such as polka dot scarves worn tight around the neck are very elegant. And they're such an easy and affordable way to make your look super 60's.
JL: Where do you recommend finding vintage pieces?
Louise Roe: Flea markets, online, your Mom and Dad's closet!
JL: Any other tips on creating vintage looks?
Louise Roe: Don't forget about beauty trends of that era too, search on Instagram for inspiration and perhaps try a rolled “quif” in your hair, a red lip, and a thin black liquid eyeliner cat-flick.
Feel free to browse this wonderful gallery of notable fashion tips for this summer that will help you turn heads constantly! Keep in mind that the movie will air on Disney after July 19th and cast members Maia Mitchell and Garrett Clayton are featured within this gallery.