March 29th, 2012
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The 1960s fashion is known for an array of key clothing trends, many of which were so groundbreaking for their time that modern fashion wouldn’t be what it is today without them.
Period shows like Mad Men scale the era from its beginning in 1960 through where its current season stands in 1965, showing how popular clothing trends evolved over the years and were gradually adopted into the wardrobes of its Madison Avenue workin’-smokin’-sexin’ female characters.
To honor Mad Men’s continuing popularity and the amazing work of show stylist Janie Bryant, I dug deep into my books on vintage style and clothing to learn what the true “breakout” trends were of the decade’s first half. From pillbox hats to leopard print and mad-for-mod mini ’60s dresses, these were the styles that rocked a woman’s wardrobe because they were such must-have pieces among mainstream America.
Keep reading after the jump for pictures of fashion from Mad Men depicting 6 of the most exciting breakout trends of ’60s clothing, and to learn the fashion history behind why these styles were so popular for their time and how you can wear them today!
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March 27th, 2012
While the masculine look was a trend for women in the 1980s, not all of the era’s collections were designed for the androgynous girl. Goodwill Huntingg proves that you don’t have to feel like a wide-shouldered football player wearing an ’80s vintage blazer.
Keep reading after the jump to see how she styled her ’80s Greek key design blazer in four unique ways for spring!
March 15th, 2012
Thrift shopping like a professional requires investment of time before the thrifting game even begins, like researching before they thrift and packing necessary supplies to have while thrifting.
Keep reading after the jump for part 2 in my series on “How to Thrift Like a Pro,” outlining 4 key tips on what to pack for optimal preparation to make game-winning thrift scores once you step foot in the store!
March 12th, 2012
Polka dots are perfectly pretty for spring style that can be worn for creatively colorful date and weekend looks, especially when accessorized with modern touches and a stellar smile. Keep reading after the jump to see how Wayfaring Magnolia Etsy shop owner Amanda styled her ’60s polka dot dress in 3 unique ways, and let me know which one was your favorite by leaving a comment!
March 8th, 2012
Whether you’re already a thrift pro or an aspiring one, performing pre-shopping research is crucial for the know-how you need to stuff your closet full of fabulous finds without having to empty your wallet or sacrifice precious thrift time, too. Researching to determine where to travel, what to thrift and how to use a few helpful tech tools will make every shopping experience a successful one!
March 5th, 2012
I asked Brande of Victory Vintage Boutique to show us how she’d wear a vintage bed jacket to illustrate just how versatile a piece of vintage lingerie can be.
We don’t always have to follow fashion rules to style vintage for modern day fashion function — vintage bed jackets included. Keep reading after the jump to see this ’80s vintage bed jacket worn 4 unique ways!