Retro is oh so hot this summer, and the Disney Channel has jumped on the trend with a new Disney Channel Original Movie premiering tonight, "Teen Beach Movie." The musical movie is a modern day throwback to "Grease" and other fun summer flicks filmed with romance, drama, catchy tunes and iconic fashion.
We turned to style maven and TV personality Louise Roe, who styled a very '60s photo shoot for the film, for tips on how to snag that cool old school look.
Where do you find inspiration for the '60s looks in “Teen Beach Movie”?
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.
How can we take a truly vintage piece and make it look trendy versus old/grungy?
Don't wear a vintage look head to toe. Maximum two to three 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!
What’s one vintage must-have that you think everyone needs?
Cat-eye sunglasses, in white.
What is one past trend that you would like to see make a comeback?
I think printed - such as polka dot- scarves worn tight around the neck are very elegant. And they're such an easy, affordable way to make your look super 60s.
Where do you recommend finding vintage pieces?
Flea markets, online, your mom and dad's closet!
Any other tips on creating vintage looks?
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.