Everyone’s favorite TV drama has returned after a mid-season break! The CW’s, “Riverdale” has taken the world by storm, not only because of its endless mysteries and drama but because of the cast’s show-stopping wardrobe. Unlike the constant battle between fans over “Who really is the black hood?”, all viewers can agree that these high-schoolers are extremely fashionable.
With every character sporting their own unique style, whether it be Betty Cooper’s “girl next door” look or Veronica Lodge’s classic and elegant attire, fans can resonate with every character. Rebekka Sorensen-Kjelstrup and Hala Bahmet (Riverdale costume designers) have curated the perfect combination of both vintage and modern pieces encapsulating the show’s retro aesthetic and comic-book beginnings. This is a perfect source of inspiration for our own wardrobe!
Betty Cooper: The Preppy Tinkerbelle
Betty, Riverdale’s, “golden girl” keeps things simple with her outfits. Perhaps, with the most practical fashion of the bunch, she resonates with many high school students. Betty is renowned for her embellished peter-pan collars peeking out over sweaters and cardigans coupled with a pair of skinny jeans – which are never ripped! Her preppy style is complemented by her love for pastels, specifically pink – giving her fashion a 50’s vibe. We cannot forget her iconic high ponytail, the final touch of this “perfect” school girl’s signature look.
Archie Andrews: The Jock Star
Archie Andrews, the show’s token jock wannabe musician, opts for comfort over anything avant-garde. His style emulates the classic “All American guy” which is, of course, inspired heavily by James Dean. Archie, nicknamed ’Archiekins’ rocks a simple white or grey t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans. You can usually spot him wearing a “Riverdale High” letterman jacket and some sneakers. Afterall, what more can you expect from this sport-loving hottie?
Veronica Lodge: The Girl With the Pearl Necklace
Veronica or Ronnie for short, exudes confidence and class through her wardrobe, giving Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf a run for her money. Her luxurious wardrobe is elegant yet youthful, where she is often seen wearing a tight patterned skirt specifically dark plaid, along with a simple sleeveless shirt. Ronnie’s New York, “It-girl” history is epitomized through her classic pearl necklace, coupled with a pair of black stiletto heels.
Jughead Jones: The Bad Dude With The Good Taste
Layers, Layers, Layers. If you want to crack the perfect Jughead Jones look – you need to wear an abundance of layers, which is in fact perfect for this time of year. You will never catch Jughead without some type of outerwear whether it be, the serpents leather jacket or a denim jacket lined with fleece. A notable aspect of Jughead’s outfits is a plaid shirt tied around the waist and a pair of combat boots, emphasizing his 90’s grunge fashion. We can’t forget his iconic crown beanie, he wouldn’t be Jughead without it!
Cheryl Blossom: Lady In Red
Finally, Cheryl Blossom, this feisty bombshell’s fashion echoes her personality. This River Vixen would not be caught dead without some aspect of the outfit being red – ranging from her bold lipstick to her handbag. Her confidence is clear through her wardrobe as every single one of her outfits asserts her dominance. Cheryl is often seen with high necked tops, mini skirts and of course a spider broach to complete her look.