Wednesday, July 17, 2013

How to channel the 60's (Summer edition)

I just got home from a rather disappointing shopping trip at the Salvation Army in Vineland, N.J. It seems that in the last couple of months the vintage well has run dry and it's not just at the Salvation Army, none of the shops I frequent seem to have any vintage things I like in stock. I'm not a big fan of a lot of 70's and 80's fashions so I don't buy them, if you haven't noticed my favorite decades are the 50's and the 60's. Anyway, what's a mid-century loving girl to do when she can't get the real deal? There are many modern garments that one can wear to capture the fashions and the attitudes of the 60's.

The long short.
In this photo from Labor Day 1964, my Mommom (on the right) models a smashing pair of shorts. Longer pairs of shorts are hard to come by at thrift shops, at least for me they are, so when you find a pair grab them! The high waist styles are the best in my opinion. 

The mini skirt.
This one is a no brainer. What would 60's fashion be without the mini skirt! However, no super tight denim skirts so short that they resemble a belt! Other then that go to town!

The mini dress/ sheath dress
I love dresses because they're so easy no matter what the season. The last couple of weeks have been sweltering and I have been wearing dresses constantly. 
This dress isn't a vintage dress but when I saw it I thought it captured that 60's style so I snatched it up! 

The photo to the left is of my Mommom and Poppop in Florida. My Mommom is wearing a blue and white checked sheath dress, which has been handed down to me. In tho photo to the left my Mommom, Poppop, and my Mom pose in Florida. My Mommom is yet again dressed impeccably in a sleeveless sheath dress. My Mom, whose clothes were alway picked out by my Mommom as I've been told, is wearing a cute little dress with a bold pattern. Which brings me to my next point...

A bold print!
Above you see a photo of Jeremy and I with our furbaby, Ginger, at Easter time. I was wearing a sheath dress with a bold floral print on the front and back. There were a lot of bold prints, especially loud florals, in the 60's. 
This photo is of my Mommom and I last month at my Sister's end of the school year luau. I have on a button down halter with a loud print. This is a candid shot, I wasn't quite ready. 

All of the photos of me in this post feature modern garments. I wanted to show all of you that it is possible to channel vintage styles with modern pieces. 

1 comment:

  1. This may be a repeat. Anyway, I have enjoyed watching you model your different outfits. Unfortunately, I am old enough to remember some of those outfits. It was a fun time though, you would have loved it. I will be curious to see what you come up with.