King of Leon’s “Supersoaker” video released last month is a pretty good visual tribute to Grease with an Instagram filter. Their album Mechanical Bull is out this week and while past “Video Style” posts have mainly focused on women’s fashion, the boys who originally grouped together in Nashville brought a solid combo of white tees with rolled sleeves and leather moto jackets.
Main man Caleb Followill sports a good denim-on-denim look with a worn grey tee under a jean vest. Denim-on-denim work a lot better with different washes--a lighter denim vest is safe with darker wash jeans and a comfortable heather grey tee. Matthew Followill has a killer moto jacket on – a little more difficult to find for men – but the white rolled sleeve tee shirt on bass player, Jared Followill is flattering and clean cut. This Topman top is a good start.
The band looks like they’re performing at a 50’s school dance in a gymnasium, and the girls are wearing high-waisted jean shorts, and front-tie tops. And of course, cat eye sunglasses--these Nasty Gal “Bacall” shades are spot on. Women’s 50’s wear is fun to replicate with cherry prints, cigarette pants and a good hair bandanna. My favorite is at 1:50 in the video, bubblegum pink lipstick and electric blue eyeliner. I recommend my favorite NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in “Lilac Rose” and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Abyss.
The “Supersoaker” video, below, is a fun blast from the past and the album out this week will put them back on track.