I may not have been alive in the 60s, but the clothing of the era still resonates with me, with its colorful graphics, miniskirts, boxy pullovers, and little drop-waist dresses with flats. While the fabrics are a bit masculine (tweeds, plaids, herringbones) and the shapes are boxy or straight, I find the short hemlines and narrow trousers alluring. I love 60s fashion because it combines a girlish innocence with a knowing sexuality and a dash of androgyny. What could be more fascinating? Jennifer Lopez wearing a Valentino shift says it all.
How to Pull it Off...
1. Fashion folks say that if you did a trend on the first go-round, you shouldn't do it again. I don't always agree with the rules, but in this case I concur. If you wore mod clothes in the '60s, don't wear them in your 60s!
2. It's a young look and a charming one at that. Wary of showing too much leg? Tall boots work as well as Mary Janes, but be mindful a mini with heeled boots can appear trashy.
3. Note the color palette: neutrals mixed with primary colors for the most part. Forget tropical, baby pastels, brights or neons or you'll be channeling other '60s trends- space age or psychedelic garb.
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