Inspiration this season is mid-century modern with design elements being lifted from 60’s classic, 70’s glam, and 80’s punk. Small diamonds can be paired with fur or lace. Nobody is seeking to recreate the whole look but a closer look reveals the trends. You might have platform shoes paired with vintage diamond jewelry as two decades mix together to bring about a whole new look. It’s all in the details.
Taken from 1960’s
If you want the 60’s style, look to Jackie Kennedy for simple clean shapes in modest styles. Necklines are close to the collarbone and skirts are knee-length or longer. The full-circle skirt is making an appearance with a fitted bodice. A fitted dress with modest heels and a small square handbag in ice blue is perfect. Hoop earrings, vintage jewelry, and watches abound.
Taken from 1970’s
From the 70’s comes glamour. Rich fabrics like metallic or faux fur, even suede bring to mind glam rock style without being as extreme. Colors for this look are pearly and metallic balanced with natural – or naturalistic – leather, denim and linen. Long loose hair is making a comeback to balance knee-high boots, skirts above the knee, a menswear style blouse in a silky synthetic and a very large coat over the whole outfit.
Taken from 1980’s
Punk revival is less about the anger that inspired it in the 80’s and more about biker inspired details with strong color contrast. Buckles replace buttons on cuffs, zippers and studs are strong design elements. Color tends toward a modern palette of mostly black with either one white item or perhaps something white and another pastel or neon bright. Close fitting black pants, a white shirt belted with a double strand of neon green, a black leather jacket shaped by multiple buckles keeps punk fresh. Choose some diamond studded piercings or leather cuff bracelets with diamond-shaped studs to complete the look.