If Sixties vintage clothing is your vibe, there are so many ways to wear this trend with a fresh, modern spin on the original fashions of the mod Sixties. Start with a psychedelic palette of swirling yellow, pink, orange, baby blue and mint green on a straight, shift mini dress.

Accessorise with the quintessential Sixties trend of white go-go boots, tease your hair up into a bouffant flip-out style and add a black velvet hairband to finish the look. Now add some fashion-forward touches like bare legs (no tights or stockings), chunky jewellery around the wrist and neck and a matte lipstick in whichever colour speaks to you from the feel-happy palette on your dress.

If you really want to rock the Sixties look all the way, add a modern cat’s eye to your lids and lashings of mascara for a baby-doll eyelash look. Now take your modern spin on the throwback trend out on the town and enjoy the compliments!

Sixties Style the UK Way

Another way to wear the Sixties is by going vintage clothing UK style, inspired by such timeless fashion icons as Mary Quant, Twiggy, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Visit a UK clothing consignment, thrift or online store and snag yourself some modern versions of Mary Quant’s iconic miniskirts, hot pants, coloured tights, or plastic macs.    

You cannot go wrong with a mini skirt in a current fabrication like Channel-style tweed – timeless! – or a true Sixties corduroy version. Add coloured tights in mustard or teal and finish with chunky heeled Mary Janes for a work that takes you from day to night, work to play.

Hot pants in fire-engine red with a fitted polka-dot white and black shirt tucked in, collar popped and cuffs rolled up, finished with flats in black or nude, give your Summer dressing a whole new look.

Twiggy was the face, body and look of the Swinging Sixties, with her androgynous frame, pixie haircut, exaggerated eyelashes and shift mini dresses.  Rock her look the modern way by browsing vintage clothing in UK stores for a broad striped polo shirt-style mini dress, finished with ankle boots and chunky, colour-blocked bangles.

America Rocks the Sixties

At the other end of the Sixties fashion spectrum is the ladylike demure and timeless style of Jackie Kennedy, a fashion icon across the pond from the UK. It takes little work to rock a Jackie look today, pairing a solid-coloured shift dress in a shade of summer pastel with chunky low-heeled pumps and short pearls around the neck.

Another way to spin the Jackie look is with a cropped jacket worn over a fitted pencil skirt that cuts above the knee and finishing your vintage style with some pointy-toed flats in a matching colour.  So elegant!

Then blow the ladylike look out of the water by swapping out the pencil skirt for a pair of high-waisted, cropped flared jeans, worn with white ankle booties and a long, chunky necklace over the cropped jacket. There are so many dreamy ways to rock Sixties vintage clothing styles today, so look around for a little inspiration, then add in your own personal style and bring these vintage looks to life.

Tags: