Before Lana Del Rey, there was the sexy and sultry Nancy Sinatra. The songstress and daughter to the legendary Frank Sinatra hit the music scene in the 1960s with songs like “So Long Babe” and “How Does that Grab You, Darlin’?”.
Although initially, her following was mostly in Europe and Japan, in early 1966, she gained popularity in the US with the release of her hit song “These Boots Are Made For Walkin,” which instantly went to #1 on the charts.
Sinatra was also a sometimes-actress. Her credits include playing alongside Elvis Presley in the 1968 film “Speedway” and she also starred in Roger Corman’s “The Wild Angels” with Peter Fonda and Bruce Dern.
Although none of her other songs received as much commercial success as “These Boots Are Made For Walkin,” in 2003, Quentin Tarantino sampled her 1966 song “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” in the opening of his film “Kill Bill: Vol. One.” As a result, the song was introduced to younger audience and gained popularity.
During the 60s, her female-empowering lyrics, like “These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do/one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you,” were groundbreaking, and today, her songs still remain girl-anthems for generations.
Embracing her provocative side and taking from the mod culture, Sinatra often wore short miniskirts, shift dresses, jumpers, hot pants, big beehive hair and patent leather go-go boots, which at the time were considered risqué.
To rock Nancy Sinatra’s mod style, try our updated look that consists of RAG & BONE Skinny Pants paired with a J. Crew bateau sweater. The sweater’s silhouette and ¾ length sleeves is the perfect nod to the 60s. Go for white accessories like the Miu Miu sunglasses and a matching Madewell belt.
For a fun twist, add an adorable DVF Carolina Lip Clutch.
Now, put on a pair of Lanvin Wedge red booties and get walkin’.