The world of fashion has witnessed during the last few years a gradual returned of the 1960s. Going from bold, vivid colors and the whimsical patterns specific for this iconic decade to more polished and refined looks featuring a more subdued color palette, the fashion of the 1960s shapes today’s silhouettes, gaining more power by the day.
If 3 years ago, the runways shows the 1960s swing as a mere accent, we can notice today a true revival blossoming not only during fashion shows, but also in the streets.
If you want to get mod this year, here are a few looks combining harmoniously elements of both retro and contemporary style:
Knee high socks and A-shaped skirt
Classy and elegant, this look can represent your inspiration for many days, helping you look modern and retro at the same time. The A-shaped skirts were the staple of the 1960s fashion, but they are nevertheless very trendy until today.
If you find the “black from head to toes” style too boring, you can add a touch of color here and there.
Chrissy’s Socks is a good address for knee high socks featuring a wide variety of patterns for a new reinvented look each day of the week. The secret lies in respecting the purified geometric lines imposed by the iconic fashion style of the 1960s.
Clear cut lines and attitude
Have you been watching Mad Men? Who hasn’t? Then, you have certainly admired Joanie’s looks, here clear cut dresses emphasizing her body curves. But what is even more impressive is her attitude. This is what the fashion of the 1960s is all about: attitude! A woman with style must know how to control her posture, how to move around the room, how to hold a glass or a cigarette.
Another thing we can learn from the sexy Joanie is how to accessorize our outfits in the pure style of the 1960s. The timeless cat-eye glasses, the classic satchel graciously adorned on your arm, patterned tights and colored rhinestone necklaces are great choices for all those who want to get mod this year. A deep V-line can be accented with an elongated shape pendant, while for a glossy evening dress, a rhinestone necklace of a matching color is the perfect accessory. Just be careful not to overdo it. The secret of the 1960s fashion lines in the clear lines and perfect harmony. The accessories are bold, but not overwhelming.
The iconic decade of the 1960s is regarded as one when the good mood and the high spirits prevailed. The transposition into fashion of this important characteristic consists in the psychedelic prints that cover a rich color palette. A catchy trend back then, psychedelic prints look contemporary and modern if adopted with style.
What can be more suitable for a casual day out than a colorful tunic cut dress featuring the daring and bold psychedelic prints in a color you like? Sometimes geometrical, sometimes simply erratic, these prints make the joy of a wardrobe and almost never go out of style. One thing you have to keep in mind: when wearing such a dress, the other elements of your outfit have to be in plan matching colors in order not to overcharge your look.
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