We are finishing up our month of 60s style with printed pants. But don’t worry, you can look forward to mod pieces being featured heavily in stores this upcoming spring and summer because 60s style was extremely popular throughout fashion week. So the looks we’ve already covered, mini skirts, mod style pieces, late 60s pants, peter pant collars, along with today’s printed pants, can all be used as inspiration for your wardrobe next spring/summer. All you need to do is change up the color palette for the warmer months.
That being said, let’s discuss printed pants. Taking a cue from the early 60s I decided I’d end the month with vintage style trousers that have been extremely popular over the last couple years. Printed trousers, first seen in the late 50s, were initially inspired by menswear, so the patterns were usually plaids or stripes. This changed in the 60s as designers became more experimental with color palettes and patterns. Often these ankle exposing trousers came with a blouse in a matching pattern. We’re not going for that look today but we are going for the shape. Structured blouses and printed pants, think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s when she wears a beige structured cowl neck sweater with black trousers.
For this first look I pictured a stylish dinner host moving gracefully around her party topping off drinks and stirring up conversation. The floral printed pants and structured wine color top are a great modern take on classic 60s pieces. These gaudy (but classy) jewelry and sexy stacked heel mary janes guarantee you’ll be the center of attention. Toss on this cute faux fur collared coat and grab your mint satchel bag and you’re ready for a night cap.
Everyone needs a 60s style peacoat. They’re fit for almost any occasion and go with anything, even crazy print combinations like these floral trousers and tan polka dot blouse. But for this look I went from unexpected color combinations from head to toe with shiny silver sunglasses with purple lenses, silver based jewelry, and luscious retro green pumps. For a little extra 60s flair I went with a dome satchel with a cutesy bow accent.
– Julia of Style and Cheek