Spring and summer are almost here, despite what the colder days may say. And although we are expecting some more winter weather this week, that doesn’t mean you have to sulk in sadness as you wait for the weather to heat up. Warmer days are just around the corner, so don’t worry. In the meantime, celebrate early with some new additions to your warm weather wardrobe.
We all know that 70s sophisticated glamour, cropped trousers and the little white dress are all hot trends this year, but what else does spring-summer 2011 have in store for us fashioners?
Think full, below-the-knee circle skirts, cinched waists and ladylike kitten heels. Picture pastels and floral prints and cat eye sunglasses. Think Jackie O and Betty Draper (or Mad Men in general).
60s ladylike fashion is here and ready to conquer spring and summer 2011, so prepare yourself by getting a head start on your s/s shopping, if you haven’t done so already.
Full circle skirts:
An essential of the 60s, the full circle skirt is a great piece to accentuate your feminine figure. With its cinched waist and billowy skirting, you’re bound to look like one sophisticated lady. Avoid adding weight by pairing it with a fitted top, or glam it up by coupling a full skirt with a sheer or lace blouse. Finish off this ladylike look with a sexy pair of kitten heels and some classy jewels.
Modernize the look by adding a few favorite pieces and accessories of your own. Perhaps a graphic tee, a lightweight over-sized cardigan or bolder jewels.
The granny skirt:
The name might be a bit of a turn off, but don’t fret. This skirt was commonly known as the granny skirt back in the day. Longer in length with gathering or pleating, this skirt is a young take on an older style of dressing. For an authentic look, pair it with a fitted top and a fun pair of flats or kitten heel pumps.
Or, spice up the look with your own modern touches. Add a few pieces from another era, like a stylish pair of platform heels or a bold printed tank. You can even wear a full skirt with a shorter hem.
Sheath dresses and skirts:
If you want to try a more daring approach to the 60s, you should definitely go for a sheath dress or skirt. With a cinched waist and straight cut, this style is great at accentuating that hourglass shape. High-waisted pencil skirts are another stylish 60s look. Find one that falls below the knee and features a kick pleat or slit in the back. Pair it with a tight fitted blouse and a great pair of kitten heels.
Add your own twist to this bombshell look by pairing it with some funky platform heels or a billowy blouse. Another way to spice up this look: find sheath skirts or dresses in a different textured fabric such as leather or lace.
Of course there are other ways to bring the 60s into your wardrobe. Small accessories such as classic headscarves, pastel leather clutches and short classy gloves are all elements of this fashionable era. Just mix and match to design the perfect vintage outfit of your own.
Oh, by the way. If you can’t wait for spring to get here so you can try this feminine trend, just bring it in early by pairing any of these looks with a cozy pair of stockings and a big, warm pea coat and scarf.