Unlikely Style Inspiration: Elvis Presley

On this day 35 years ago, the world lost the king of rock and roll. Elvis Presley’s tragic death at 42 shocked the nation and, as then-president Jimmy Carter made clear, irreparably changed the face of American pop culture. Elvis’s most celebrated tracks, not to mention his heartbreaking slow-motion fall from grace, may be seared into our collective memory, but let’s not forget the influence he had on fashion as well at the time — and I don’t just mean his jumpsuit phase. So without further ado, let’s garner some style inspiration from that old beloved hound dog (and with just a touch of help from Priscilla) …

1. Sam&Lavi Scarlett Lace Shift Dress, $155, Revolve Clothing
2. Kendal Shiny Loafers, $90, Topshop
3. BCBGeneration Jasper Skinny Pant, $44, BCBG Max Azria
4. Blue Valley Stud Leather Biker Jacket, $212.88, ASOS
5. Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse, $26, Sephora