I’ve always had a deep appreciation for ’60s fashion. You can find a plethora of short swing dresses and color-blocked sweaters in my closet. When I saw Peter Jensen’s pre-fall 2015 collection, I was thrilled. Jensen drew inspiration from Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball from 1966 for this collection. Each outfit was Jensen’s take on fashion from that time. From the daisy printed smock dress to the girly corseted gray onesie, each outfit encompassed a ’60s aesthetic. Models wore versions of black and white masks worn at the Black and White Ball, which added to the looks. The outfits consisted mostly of black, white and navy, but I drew inspiration from the two models wearing burgundy outfits.
I decided to recreate this look with my burgundy corduroy A-line skirt. This style of skirt meshes well with the ’60s vibe Jensen achieved with this collection. I wasn’t brave enough to go monochromatic like one of the models, so I substituted the burgundy sweater with a beige one speckled with black. I tucked it into my skirt and added a black belt to define my waist. I threw on a black chain necklace to bring out the black speckles in my sweater. I added some black fleece-lined tights to combat Wisconsin winters and topped the outfit off with my trusty Dr. Marten black boots.
This collection made me dust off some of my ’60s-inspired clothes that I haven’t worn in months. Drawing inspiration from fashions of the past is one of my favorite ways to build outfits, and I will definitely continue to do it in the future.