1960’s inspiration

the sixties

the 1960’s found ladies wearing…

this is the first decade i think styles truly began to repeat. trends big in the fifties were still popular, like feminine dresses and pencil skirts. shifts were back {1920’s}, brighter colors and prints as well as mixed prints popped up once again {1930’s}, and peplums, wrapping, and ruching made an appearance {1940’s}.

the great thing about the sixties? every single one of the items above can be worn in a modern way. investing in these pieces in classic colors: black, whites, grays, and jewel tones will help them transition through the years. of-the-moment trends can be brought in through accessories to keep your basics looking fresh.

here are a couple of my favorite sixties-inspired looks:

red skirt colorblock

statement necklaces combined

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  • Selah December 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    I agree about seeing repeats in the 1960s. Some repeated trends I noticed are:
    1) Trench coat (so called because men wore them in the trenches during WWI). Famously worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: http://pinterest.com/pin/46091596156481448/
    2) Shift dress (repeated from the 1920s). Also famously worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s:
    3) Mustard (big now!). Audrey in Charade:
    Also check out Audrey’s wedding style (shift dress with tights!):

  • Mariya December 16, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    Love the shoes! Where are they from/who made them?

    • Caitlin December 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

      Thanks Mariya! I actually got them at TJ Maxx earlier this year. They’re packed away for the winter so I’m not sure of the brand…

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