Within vintage fashion and subcultures, there is rockabilly. It is based around the music from the 1950s that blended together rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, bluegrass, and country sounds (“rockabilly” is literally a mashup of the words “rock” and “hillbilly”) and influences. The genre includes a very particular dress code, which is alive and well, in places including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, and London. Think pinup glam from the 1950s, coiffed hair from the 1940s, and all the attitude of today. For those who want more edge, there is the similar yet darker psychobilly and gothabilly genres and styles, that add punk influences into the mix, and of course, tattoos for something extra.
We have already shown you a shoppable guide to the essential rockabilly pieces. But we wanted to continue writing on the rockabilly aesthetic and lifestyle, and are now going to highlight several Instagram #OOTDs that totally shout out all things rockabilly (and psychobilly/gothabilly).