After the warm welcome my mod pattern mix received last week, I’m on a bit of a mod marathon. Looking at photographs from the 1960s when mum and dad were dating, it can be safe to say that it was the best fashion decade ever. My parents and their friends looked like they belonged in a magazine spread and funnily enough, most of the things they wore are still going strong. A-line mini skirts, leather jackets, turtlenecks, flared jeans, platform shoes and cigarette trousers are just a few items that are rocking it most seasons. Let’s have a look at what I stole from the 1960s for today’s outfit:
On Sunday, I decided to dig out my green faux suede shirt. Embarrassingly, I’ve had this shirt for months, but never worn it, and that’s pretty bad behaviour when you are skint. For future references, I swear on my electric tooth brush (best invention ever) to wear any new items the same week that I buy them!
I wanted to stick to warm autumnal colours to make up for all the whiteness outside — it just won’t stop snowing — so I picked my mustard leather skirt. This skirt was a steal at Warehouse last year and has been in frequent rotation since, mostly worn with black or burgundy (here, here and here). This time I added a teal blue turtleneck and burgundy wool tights for warmth, and popped my green shirt on top. The cherry on top were my leopard print shoes, adding a bit of feminine whimsy to an otherwise quite minimalist outfit.
For venturing outside this outfit would look very cool with the faux snakeskin ankle boots that are all the rage right now. These are at the top of my spring wishlist, FYI.
Mango green faux suede shirt (similar) // Gap teal turtleneck (similar, similar) // Warehouse orange leather skirt (similar) and pink faux lizard bangle // Unknown brand burgundy tights // Salvatore Ferragamo leopard print ballerinas (same in black, similar)// Anya Hindmarch burgundy clutch (similar, similar) // Golden necklace was a Christmas gift (and thrifted!) // Arts & Crafts golden hoop earrings (similar, similar) // Komono golden watch //