The 60s spells the era of colour, fun and the free spirit where self-expression was encouraged. Actually the 60s is known for breaking fashion rules. And it’s only natural that the 60s fashion keeps reappearing in the trends today. It has been a source of inspiration for many women. If you’re one to try out some 60s fashion this year, here are some ways you can do that.
The A-line dress
In the 60s, A-line dresses were a hit. They’re comfortable, chic and very colourful. In the spirit of the fun and liveliness of the 60s, the A-line dresses had bold designs.
To steal the look, get yourself a vibrant coloured a-line dress with raised hemlines. Most outfits of the mod style are simple and styled with a pair of pumps or short heeled shoes. Don’t be afraid to choose bold colours to achieve the look.
The miniskirts were first featured in the 60s. This was in rebellion to the conservative styles that didn’t allow ladies to show much of their legs. Miniskirts were a bold statement of the free-spirited style of the 60s.
To style this look in today’s day and age, pick a miniskirt with bright colours. Feel free to experiment with different patterns and pleats. You can layer your miniskirt with a simple long-sleeved blouse or a crop top.
The Hippie style
Although the hippie fashion reared its head towards the end of the 60s, it was a clear sign of what the 60s stood for – freedom. The hippie style is characterized with floral prints, fringing bell-bottoms and peasant blouses.
If you want to copy this style, get yourself a pair of high-waisted flared jeans and a colourful crop top. Another alternative is to get a floral print blouse layered over a denim miniskirt. To add more of the hippie vibe to your look you could throw over a tasseled bag.
Introduce bolder prints
The prints of the 60s were striking, colourful and bold. The 60s had a range of patterns and prints from floral to tie dyes to checks and stripes. There was an extremely brave play of colours you never thought could match but there were a lot of monochrome pieces as well.
To pull of this look all you need to do is to go for all the bold and vibrant prints you can get your hands on. Whether you mix and match a pair of patterned bottoms with a solid coloured top or decide to wear the same print from head to toe, you’ll be keeping the 60s vibe alive in your outfit.
Embrace brightly coloured tights
Tights were a big thing in the 60s and of course, the more vibrant the colours the better. The tights were worn with miniskirts and short dresses and the colours mainly added contrast rather than compliment the miniskirts and dresses.
To recreate this iconic 60s vibe, get yourself a pair of brightly coloured tights or long stockings and layer them with a cute miniskirt. Experiment with different coloured tights and stockings as well as with different styles of stockings like lace and netted stockings.
What do you think of the 60s Fashion? Are you a fan?