Get Cindy Crawford’s 1991 Pepsi Ad Look
Nothing says summertime like the iconic 1991 Pepsi commercial that starred bombshell Cindy Crawford as she hit a dingy rest stop in a red Lambo to pick up a can of Pepsi from a vending machine. One of the original supermodels, Crawford’s voluminous, windswept hair, smoky eyes and denim cut-offs are still staples today and show a true mastery of making simple, casual looks glamorous. Copy her look to stay cool and look hot.
1. Begin with a simple white tank leotard, easily available at either a dance wear supplier or American Apparel (duh).
2. As for the denim cut-off shorts, my recommendation would be to hit a local thrift store or a Goodwill and find an old pair of high-waisted jeans that fit well and to cut them into shorts yourself. This way, you can customize the length and character and have a pair of cut-offs that are completely unique.
At the same time, not everyone is comfortable putting scissors to their clothes and it is easy to end up with denim underwear if you aren’t meticulously inclined. An alternative option would be to snag an already cut and bleached pair. The obvious downsides are that these are incredibly overpriced and not typically unique, but the pros are that they already have the look and typically fit well. Good options are these high waisted mom shorts from Topshop or these angled ones from Urban Outfitters’ Urban Renewal line that feature the same silhouette as Cindy’s but are slightly cheekier for a modern look.
3. Accessorize with just a simple pair of hoop earrings from Nordstrom.
4. Add classic black Ray-Ban Wayfarer’s to keep the look easy and clean.
Check out the original ad below to see Cindy in all her hair blowing, bombshell glory.