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Eight Songs That Celebrate Style and Beauty Booty

The right song can make you do anything. It can make you get up and bust a move, or sit alone in your room and contemplate life. Sometimes music inspires in surprising ways, too, especially if you pay attention to the lyrics closely enough. Play these songs a few times and you might find yourself reaching for a certain colored beret or fruit-flavored lip balm on your next shopping trip. Related Stories: Why Music Taste Speaks Volumes About Your Personality Screen Style: Eleven Fabulous TV Fashionistas Multipurpose Cosmetics: Two for the Price of One
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“Apple Bottom Jeans,” Flo Rida
“Pretty in Pink,” The Psychedelic Furs
“Raspberry Beret,” Prince
“Short Skirt, Long Jacket,” Cake
“Cherry Chapstick,” Yo La Tengo
“Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” Brian Hyland
“Devil with a Blue Dress On,” Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
“California Girls,” Katy Perry
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“Apple Bottom Jeans,” Flo Rida

“Shawty had apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur (with the fur) …”

Put on a pair of these curve-hugging jeans and, next thing you know, you’ll get low, low low. Don’t forget to give that big booty a smack on the way down. (_$28.98, Applebottoms.com)

“Pretty in Pink,” The Psychedelic Furs

“Caroline laughs and it’s raining all day; she loves to be one of the girls … pretty in pink, isn’t she?”

If only Molly Ringwald’s Andie had Dior’s ultra-feminine lip gloss at her disposal when she was trying to woo Andrew McCarthy’s Blaine. She would’ve been even prettier in pink. (_Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in “Pink Silk,” $27, Nordstrom)

“Raspberry Beret,” Prince

“She wore a raspberry beret, the kind you find in a secondhand store. Raspberry beret, if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more.”

Berets can seem a little pretentious, but a raspberry topper shows the world that you’re sassy and in the mood for fun. (_Bardot Beret in “Eggplant,” $20, Amazon)

“Short Skirt, Long Jacket,” Cake

“I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket.”

Few things are sexier than a barely there miniskirt paired with a classic, knee-grazing trench coat. But to win the heart of the man behind the song, you’ll need fingernails that shine like justice, too. (_Gryphon Skirt Trench Coat, $425, Saks Fifth Avenue)

“Cherry Chapstick,” Yo La Tengo

“Someone else’s date in someone else’s door; there’s a girl with cherry ChapStick on and nothing more.”

Not only is the girl seducing the singer and her date with her subtly red lips, but she’s also helping to heal her lips and protect them from the sun and wind in the process. (_ChapStick Lip Balm SPF 4 in Cherry, $4.25, Amazon)

“Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” Brian Hyland

“It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini that she wore for the first time today …”

The main character in the song was afraid to come out of the locker room and show off her suit, but even she’d agree that this Salinas polka dot bandeau bikini is too cute to cover up. (_Salinas “Iaia,” $26.49, Overstock.com)

“Devil with a Blue Dress On,” Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

“She’s the devil with the blue dress … Wearin’ her perfume, Chanel No. 5, Got to be the finest girl alive …”

This dress looks angelic on the hanger, but the way it shows off an hourglass figure is positively sinful. (_“On the Job Dress,” $114.99, Modcloth.com)

“California Girls,” Katy Perry

“California girls, we’re unforgettable … sun-kissed skin so hot, will melt your Popsicle.”

They can’t all be California girls, despite what the Beach Boys wished many years before Perry’s hit song. But with the right product, such as Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer, an InStyle favorite, Golden State outsiders can get the sun-kissed look, too. (_Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $42, Nordstrom)

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