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I'm a communications specialist with a passion for vintage and I run an online vintage business called Vintage Baubles & Bits.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

The 60s Are Back!

The hip new trend for Fall? 60s inspired fashion!

Personally I love the 50s the most, I feel like if I had to step back in time that I could pull off the style of the 50s easier than any other and I tend to buy the most vintage in that era, but the 60s were fun! Peace, joy and free love ya'll!

Hitting runways this Fall there were four main trends that you could put a vintage spin on: Color Forms, Spots and Polka Dots, Crazy Bright Furs and The 60s. Here's what you need to know!

Color Forms

 Think the 80s, big bright blocks of color, ultra violets and blocky patterns.When searching for vintage go with single, bright colored skirts, dresses with big blocks of bright colors and accessories that are bright, but different colors. Match oranges and pinks, yellows and greens or blue and purples with reds.
Crazy furs! Vintage fur is killer! Furs were so much more popular in the past, before people were concerned about animal depletion and raising animals for coats... So there are tons of vintage fur to be found. My recommendation? Find a coat, cowl, hat or gloves that fits well in either a white or light gray fur and get it dyed to the color you want. Vintage upcycle!
60s Inspired. Think mod squad. Oranges, patterns, more structured hippie. Don't go flowy though. Stick to strong shapes, strong patterns and strong colors, but don't go as bright as the color blocks trend for this. When looking for shoes find the ones with t-straps, they're back!!

Polka dots! Again something vintage does well. Polka dots in white and black are fashion forward. Also look for dark blue polka dots and mix it up with stronger colors like pinks, reds and purples. The 60s produced a lot of polka dot jewelry too. I've got some bangles and earrings at my case in the Wallach House that are top notch for this trend!

All the trends in one photo! Study and go shopping!

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