A 1990’s flashback episode of Riverdale? Yes please and thank you. Riverdale may be all over the place, but if there’s one thing they’ve got down, it’s style. And the style in this episode is to die for.
One of my favorite outfits in the episode is young Alice’s sexy rebel grunge look. I may be biased, since I have a crush on Lili Reinhart, but wow, the combination of ripped jeans, tights, black corset top, leather jacket, and black boots is seriously a vibe.
This look is something you could wear as a Riverdale cosplay/Halloween costume, but as with a lot of Riverdale looks, it’s also just a rad outfit that you can rock anytime.
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What you’ll need
Ripped 1990’s Style Mom Jeans
To get Alice’s 1990’s grunge look, you’ll need ripped jeans. If you want them to look really authentic to Alice’s outfit, look for light wash, mid/high rise, straight leg, cropped jeans with rips around the knees. They can either come cuffed, or you can roll them up to give them a cuffed look.
Luckily 1990’s/mom jeans are trendy right now, so it’s easy to find them–you can even get them on Amazon. You can also look for vintage/second hand mom jeans on ebay or in thrift stores, and you can always add rips or crop them as needed.
Black Southside Serpents Faux Leather Jacket
Another essential for this look is Alice’s Southside Serpents jacket. Luckily Hot Topic makes a replica black faux leather Southside Serpents jacket! I bought a red Southside Serpents jacket from Hot Topic for my Cheryl Blossom cosplay a while back, and it’s gorgeous.
There are also some Serpents jackets available on Amazon, or if you go for a standard faux leather jacket if you’re just going for the vibe and not wearing the look as a costume.
Black Bustier Top
Under her Southside Serpents jacket, Alice wears a black lacey bustier top. I wish I could have gotten away with wearing a top like that to High School–yeah right! (I got in trouble for wearing tank tops that weren’t three finger lengths thick.) But this is Riverdale, so anything going, obviously, including wearing a bra top to school.
Black Ankle Booties
Another 1990’s essential: chunky black boots. Alice wears heeled ankle booties in this episode.
Plaid Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt
In part of the episode, Alice takes off her Southside Serpents jacket and switches to wearing the plaid flannel she previously had tied around her waist.
As you can see in the above photos, Alice wears black ankle tights under her ripped jeans. She wears them pulled up above the waistline of her jeans.
Layered Necklaces & Black Fishnet Fingerless Gloves
The details of a look really bring it together. To channel Alice, wear a black choker layered with long black and silver cross necklaces. Also get yourself some black fishnet fingerless gloves. You can’t really see them, but Alice is also wearing dangly silver earrings.
Black Biker Hat
At one point in the episode, Alice also wears a black biker style hat because why not?
To get Alice’s look, go for a brown/pink nude lipstick. Two lipsticks that would work well for the look–E.L.F.’s Velvet Matte Lipstick in Blushing Brown or Bite Beauty Creamy Matte Lip Crayon in Hard Cider.
Whose outfit was your favorite in The Midnight Club episode? Have you done any Riverdale cosplay? Let me know in the comments!