Five Pieces That Will Give Your Wardrobe Arsenal Retro Flair
GLOBAL — From mod fashions to boy bands, the 1960s are known for introducing myriad trends that have set the tone for style and entertainment. A popular singing sensation during the era was The Four Seasons, a rock and roll band with chart-topping hits such as “Sherry” and “Walk Like A Man.” The upcoming film Jersey Boys hits the big screen on June 20th, telling the story of the group’s rise to fame. But the harmonizing tunes are not the only reason to put this movie on your must-watch list, the cool fashions are just as inticing and might inspire a 60s fashion revival. Here are a few 60s-inspired pieces to put on your radar.
Bell-bottoms, dubbed flared or wide-legged pants today, derive from Navy styled uniforms trousers. Originally fashioned in denim, the modern wide-leg trouser comes in a bevy of styles and fabrics including linen, lace, and knit. Product to try: Alice and Olivia Super Flared Wide Leg Pants, $78.
Miniskirts, which turned 50 this year, were introduced by London designer Mary Quant and they became a fashion staple in women’s wardrobe throughout the decade and a symbol of rebellion at the time. Product to try: Uniqlo Chiffon Pleated Mini Skirt, $29.90.
Sleeveless tunics, whether in solid color or a graphic print, was the go-to top that could be worn as a mini dress with tights or paired with leggings and go-go boots. Product to try: SPRZ NY Andy Warhol Graphic Sleeveless Tunic, $19.90.
John Lennon Glasses, which are recognizable by their small round frames, are named for one of the Beatles’ most famous band members. Product to try: ASOS Metal Nose Bridge Set Round Glasses, $22.86.
Block-heel shoes are the perfect complement to mini skirts and accented the mod look. Product to try: Charles & Keith Heeled Loafer, $66.