We already know that within Latinx culture, there are so many different nationalities, ethnicities, and identities. But that is also true of the subcultures we are a part of, and their styles. Many Latinxs are into vintage fashion, and that in itself is its own world.
Some may be strictly into Old Holywood glam, while others only like to dress like 1960s mods. Some will subscribe to the punk lifestyle and its clothing, and others will forever rock hip-hop fashions of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Vintage fashion is a way for us to express ourselves, our values, what’s important to us, and what we stand for.
Within vintage fashion and subcultures, there is rockabilly. 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.
There are a lot of Latinxs who love rockabilly. We wanted to give you a glimpse into the culture and share the important style elements that make up their feminine, sexy, bold vintage aesthetic. And of course, as always, we are including where to shop these cool throwback fashions.