Retro Style

Whenever putting together an outfit – whether for work or a social occasion – I always like to have a ‘look’ in mind, sort of a ‘theme’ that creates cohesive style and and prevents you from looking too ‘vanilla’. Know what I mean or do you think I’m nuts?

On this particular day the look was ‘1960’s Retro’! Started with this shiny patent leather jacket by Elie Tahari, then opted for a fleur-de-lis patterned skirt by JMcLaughlin…I’ve had this skirt for years but never tire of unique bold print and the year round fabric…it’s also a nice change from all the animal prints, right?

There was no denying the retro vibe when the white boots went on! Sure, black shoes would have been a no brainer, but this completes a ‘look’. Anybody remember Twiggy and ‘go-go boots’? 😉

Topping the skirt, a lightweight merino tee by Vince, a must-have wardrobe basic…

As for scarf choice, I first considered going the conservative route with black, but this red was an obvious winner, even with the red jacket…Instead of limiting yourself to one piece that’s your ‘pop of color’, sometimes it’s fun to wear multiple pieces in the same shade, even if they are a little off from each other…

The final retro detail: these gold ball drop earrings – now the look is complete!

This fun retro look is just one example of different ‘themes’ you can create with your outfits…other favorites:

  • Strictly business – sheath dresses or classic coordinates with simple pumps and minimal jewelry
  • Boho – off the shoulder blouses, ripped jeans, wide belts, floppy hats
  • NYC – black with black, a cool handbag and edgy boots

What’s your favorite look?

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