Sometimes, something is so good in fashion that we must have seconds—perhaps thirds—in repeating a style years later. In the past few years, ’90s chokers have resurfaced as the accessory to wear, ’80s neon was all the rage, even gauchos—yes, these floaty ’70s sort-of-capris—have made a comeback in the style world.
But there’s one style that’s as timeless as it is chic—the mod flair of the ’60s. A decade of silhouette-skimming fits and groovy prints, inspiration is still being drawn from the likes of style icons like Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot and Marianne Faithful. This Fashionista’s outfit echoes the sentiments of the ’60s craze, while still adding a unique eccentric flair that’s completely her own.
Take this Fashionista’s ensemble—a neutral mock neck tank meshes perfectly with a pop of color in the a-line button-down skirt that’s been a summer obsession. Pair it with oxford-inspired flats and it’s as simple to wear as it is to put together. The flattering shape of the a-line skirt balances out the coverage from the mock neck tank, elongating the figure. Match with a longer necklace and the outfit is taken from casual by day, to subtly sweet for night. For a cute touch, ditch the oversize bag to avoid overpowering the outfit, and stick with a petite cross-body bag.
With an a-line, make it the main focus of the outfit by choosing a striking color that takes the pairing from blasé to ah-maze. Keep the rest of the outfit basic and fitted to avoid looking overdone—the magic of an a-line is in the simplicity.
What’s your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Have fun with it! I always feel better about myself when I put together an outfit, because I enjoy going through my clothes and putting together a bunch of different options. Most importantly, I know that I like what I’m wearing, instead of just throwing on my lazy clothes or trying to follow along with the sometimes ‘basic’ fashion of people around me. It’s just a bonus if someone else likes my outfit, too.”