The time to start prepping your wardrobe for fall has begun. The best trend to transition you from summer to fall? 60s inspired looks!
Since the 60s was a decade of confusing fashion trends, I'm guessing some of you are wondering why 60s looks are going to get you from Summer to Fall… During this crazy decade, fashion rules were being broken left and right. Two of those broken fashion rules led to the invention of the mini skirt and the original bikini! So while designers presented us with heavy jackets for their F/W 2014 runway looks, focus in on small pieces of this trend like stiff mini skirts (put the skater skirt on pause), miss-matched prints, and (if it's not melting where you live) some heavy false lashes.
Read more to see inspirational images and clues on how to rock the 60s trend.
Louis Vuitton hit the 60s trend in all the right places. A -line dresses that resemble a child's dress, flat knee high boots, and psychedelic prints all came together in the RTW Fall 2014 LV show. These details all pull inspiration from the early 60s, when Mary Quant introduced the world to the mini skirt and women started dressing in mens and child inspired clothing.
Take a cue from this show and keep your psychedelic prints to a minimum such as on only a piece of a dress or a small handbag rather than a clothing item. Also, if you are going to rock a mini this fall, choose bare legs with knee high boots instead of tights and ankle boots to keep your look 60s.
YSL kept to a mainly black hue for the RTW F/W 2014 show, but the doe-eye look came back in full swing through the use of heavy, heavy liners and layers of mascara and false lashes on the bottom lash line. The make up of the 60s followed the child and space inspired fashion trends of the time, but you don't have to go full on doe. Try playing with a thicker cat eye on the top lash and give yourself an extra layer of mascara on the bottom. Or, take this as an opportunity to play with false lashes!
Is menswear more your thing? Then you need to take a cue from Gucci! The 60s didn't only bring us the invention of skin baring pieces (hello bikini), but also led to women wearing trousers more often. Gucci paired men inspired trousers with A-line cut jackets, a perfect 60s outfit for those that are a bit more on the Jackie-O side than the Space googles side of 60s trends.
To keep trousers looking their 60s best, pair them with some colorful thick framed eyewear or some crazy pattered boots like the blue snake print boots (flat!) models sauntered in during the Gucci RTW F/W 2014 show.
Having a hard time getting into the 60s? Good news! These are only early to mid 60s trends! If you're more of a bohemian type of girl, hold tight because late 60s and 70s hippie vibes are making waves everywhere this fall… New post on that coming soon xo