Pinup staples with Lil Lou Lou

When starting a pinup wardrobe, staples are essential. They form the basis of that retro look.

I have been asked many times about where to begin when wanting to start dressing pinup and I always suggest investing in a few versatile pieces that can be accessorized. 

Lil Lou Lou is the perfect place to get some excellent quality wardrobe staples. Lil Lou Lou is a Californian based company run by owner/designer Lily Dueñas. The company supplies excellent wardrobe staples as well as more dressy pieces that pack a punch.

 

Tops

When starting a retro wardrobe, getting a few tops that can be worn in a number of ways is important. I like tops with a comfortable material that can be worn tucked into skirts/pants or left un-tucked. 

I own two tops from Lil Lou Lou that I love and wear all the time. Both are The 'Rockin' Cori' tops which can be found here.

I love these tops for the following reasons:

  • The cut is very flattering and helps smooth any lumps and bumps
  • It can be worn up on the shoulders or right down off them for 
  • The material is thick enough so you don't see any shape wear underneath 

The 'Rockin' Cori' tops retail for $50 USD and comes in black and ivory as pictured above.

 

Skirts

The next thing I would suggest is investing in a few circle skirts. Lots of pinup girls like to wear very fluffy petticoats under their skirts. However, I am not a huge fan of petticoats and do not wear them very often but that is just personal preference.

Lil Lou Lou offers a variety of circle skirts in different colorways from patterned to block colors.

Some examples:

$75.00 USD

$75.00 USD

$75.00 USD

$75.00 USD

(Images borrowed from Lil Lou Lou website)

 

Accessories

Accessories really bring an outfit to the next level and create that classic pinup look. I like to have a variety of accessories at hand with a simple outfit. An otherwise plain outfit can look fabulous with a few bangles, a hair flower and a brooch.

I have two of the 4 in 1 headbands from Lil Lou Lou that I wear often on more casual hair days when I have not done a roller set. It is great to have an easy and quick style for days when I don't have much time before work.

$15.00 USD

$15.00 USD

 
$15.00 USD

$15.00 USD

Other examples of accessory options from Lil Lou Lou: 

$12.00 USD

$12.00 USD

$10.00 USD

$10.00 USD

$12.00 USD

$12.00 USD

(Images borrowed from Lil Lou Lou website)

I love Lil Lou Lou and cant wait to stock up my own wardrobe with a few more pieces of theirs.

I hope you have found this useful information for starting your very own pinup wardobe.

Love Miss Sueky xxx