The Look : '60s Sophistication

Monday, 2 April 2018



THIS LOOK IS BEYOND SOPHISTICATEDDD (well...kinda)

Immaculate eyeliner, short skirts and shoes with a little block heel - this look is the perfect mix of edge, sophistication and personal style. Taking inspiration from the world-changing Swingin' Sixties, I'm in loooove with this look, and here's how to steal it x






Before the Sixties, women were expected to wear clothes that didn't show their personalities or their ankles - but thanks to some wonderful fashion designers (hello Mary Quant) and a few icons (yo Twiggy) the Sixties became a time of change. During the Sixties fashion was split in two in England: the leather-jacket-wearing and motorcycle-driving Rockers and the clean-lined, classy Mods.

The Mods were super-sleek, but mod GIRLS were super daring. They introduced the world to the miniskirt, which was scandalous at the first but quickly became so popular that every major designer was putting out collections of skirts and dresses with shorter hemlines than ever before.

Twiggy is the official Mod icon. Let's be honest. She was an innocent teen when she was first discovered, but the British supermodel came to embody everything mod with her bright mini-dresses, coloured tights, metallic shoes and eyelashes drawn on with eyeliner.


For a contemporary icon? Alexa Chung, my friends. Few understand the power of the mini skirt like Alexa, who released her first ever collection earlier last year. Browse alexachung.com and you'll spot some very mod-inspired metallic dresses and super-short skirts.

And to finish off your look grab yourself a super classy Vespa. Mod culture kick started the British, and later American, obsession with little Italian scooters. In colour-block miniskirts and sleek, tailored suits, mods took to their Vespas and drove into town like a cavalry of well-dressed soldiers.

Soooooooo key pieces...
One of my favourites is a sleek black mini-dress, I went for a black dress with a white shirt collar for a reallll Mod look. It's like if Wednesday Addams rode a Vespa. A mod block heel in punchy colours like yellow can really make your outfit pop and give a strong Mod-vibe. Whilst a slicked-back ponytail with simple stud or drop earrings are simple yet chic. Another one of my favourite things to wear on the odd occasion are patterned tights

What do you think of this look?

Dress - Pull&Bear
Sunglasses - Primark

Lots of love,
Grace
xox

10 comments:

  1. I love this look, I feel like everything from that era looks just so much more fabulous! Love the glasses btw!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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    1. Aw thank you for the lovely comment - everything from the Sixties seems superrr fabulous xo
      PS - the glasses are from Primark (hehe!)

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  2. Oh, loving the inspiration behind this look! It's an era I so rarely think about, and yet the fashion from that time still massively influences trends nowadays! Looking lovely babe :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Oh thank you so much, you're so right - the Sixties influence so many modern-day trends! Thank you Hun for the lovely comment x

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  3. Aww I love this look ! The photos are so cute ! xo

    http://theascott.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thank you so much my lovely xo

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  4. That's such a cute look! I love that dress on you!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Aw thank you so much! The dress is from Pull&Bear, but there are some lovely ones in Primark!

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  5. I don't wear mini skirts very often, but I love the 60s vibe.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. I love the sixties vibe too - thanks for the lovely comment :)

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