TRENDING: 1960s MOD REVIVAL


With autumn on the horizon, the time has finally come to reexamine all those fall 2011 trendcasts from last spring. Perhaps one of the most accessible trends for this season (and my personal favorite!) is a plethora of 1960s-inspired styles that scream mod. Jean Paul Gaultier, Victoria Beckham, and Marni are just a few names that have jumped on the 1960s bandwagon, favoring items bearing lush fur trims, saturated shades, and strong, tailored cuts.

The best part of 60s fashion is that many of the silhouettes are flattering on a variety of shapes and sizes. For curvier gals, there are cinched waist dresses, à la everyone’s favorite secretary, Joan Holloway; for those ladies with a more boyish body, the opposite–A-line frocks with short hemlines, à la Twiggy, long-time reigning Queen of the Gamines.

Now, if you decide against choosing actual vintage pieces when accessorizing your look (although a simple search on Etsy will yield a staggering number of choices), set your eyes on a few of the following staples to perfect your retro-inspired ensemble:


1. A couple of solid, brightly colored shift dresses
J.Crew Teddie Dress, $198
Topshop Orange 3-D Flower Shift Dress, $100

2. A patterned pencil skirt
Dolce Vita Sorbet Skirt, $40

3. A basic cardigan sweater with a twist
Oasis Faux Fur Collar Cardigan, $92

4. The perfect pair of neutral pumps
Urban Outfitters Suede Pumps, $39

5. A Peter Pan collar blouse
ASOS Star Print Peter Pan Collar Blouse, $65

6. Basic ballet flats
Wet Seal Bow Ballet Flat, $13

7. Multiple pairs of solid, colored tights in bright and neutral shades
Tights for Every Occasion in Lunch Date, $15
Woolrich Wool Tights, $16
Forever 21 Housewarming Opaque Tights, $8
Alloy Opaque Tights, $11

–AMBER DANESE GRANDFIELD
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