When seeing designs hit the runway or flipping through a fashion magazine, it is common to see how fashion works in a cycle and many styles/trends that have previously existed, will eventually come back today. Some may not be as pleasant as others, but one that I am extremely fond of is the bold and sleek essence and structure that lived through the 1960’s. When pulling together a look that touches on 60’s influences, yet still remains fresh and modern, we look to fashion icons like bold and eccentric, Edie Sedgwick or famous wide-eyed, doll-like model, Twiggy and those of the youth-quake movement for fresh and fearless inspiration.
This particular look commences the mod-style by color-blocking and a nod to sheath silhouettes. When styling this outfit, my thought process relied on geometric structure and I found my self gravitating towards shapes. The 1960’s sheath silhouettes were very popular, meaning women desired more of a boxy silhouette rather than garments that were tight fitting in a way that defined their body shape. I am shown wearing a loose-fitted top with a bold, geometric, box-like print. To keep the look smooth and balanced, I paired the blouse with solid navy colored shorts to accentuate the vivid, geometric prints and pop of my ensemble. This look commits to showing some leg, which I have elongated with a shorter hem-line from my mini-length shorts as well as a platform sandal. I love heels and shorts when paired the right way, it gives a long and slender look to the outfit, making it’s appearance as elevated and sexy. To stay with my theme of shapes, I carried a rectangular black clutch, and wore circular framed solid black sunglasses.
This look adds a bit of modern edge to the sartorially minded woman’s wardrobe, and it gives a true meaning to the term, “ready-to-wear” seeing as it fits to be worn any time of the day. Although, this look is not as flashy or filled with brighter colors, that may have been used back in the 1960’s, it is relaxed and understated while still making an energetic statement with undertones of warmer colors. Mixing prints with simpler designs is always an easy, fun and functional way to put together a look.