Saturday, 16 February 2013

How to Wear - Modern Sixties.

PINAFORE FROM MISS SELFRIDGE* | BLOUSE FROM NEW LOOK | DRESS FROM TOPSHOP
SUNGLASSES FROM ASOS* | ANKLE BOOTS FROM H&M* | WATCH FROM EVER OURS


Today's outfit post is somewhat different. In general I like to think that my style isn't overly trend-driven, however every now and again a trend appears that captures my interest. So when Voucher Codes asked if I'd like to participate in their How to Wear Challenge, and 'modern sixties' was one of the SS13 trends on the cards, I couldn't resist giving it a shot.

I started by looking at sixties-inspired shift dresses, however then decided that - considering my hourglasses figure - it probably wasn't the silhouette for me. Instead I was drawn to this polka dot pinafore from Miss Selfridge, which gives a great nod to the sixties with the graphic monochrome print. The fitted waist is far kinder on my curves than a shift, and it's really easy to wear when layered over blouses and understated tops. A big pair of round sunglasses was a must, and after a bit of shopping around I found this sturdy pair on ASOS for a humble £10 - they really make the look!

My next struggle was footwear, since none of my shoes really channeled a 'modern sixties' vibe. Ankle boots seemed like the safest option - practical, but also a stylish yet minimalist item quintessential of the sixties. This pair were a bargain from H&M at £25, and I can't begin to tell you how comfortable they are for a heeled shoe.

Mixed and matched with pieces already in my wardrobe - a lace detail blouse, a simple white vest, and a delicate pink dress - I styled three separate outfits that embody my take on the 'modern sixties' trend. Inspired by Olivia's flawless beehive and red lipstick combo that she rocks in so many photos, I went all out with my hair and make up, digging out my favourite pin-up red lipstick and stealing all of my little sisters bobby pins to secure my first ever attempt at a beehive. As a final contemporary detail, I matched my first outfit with my adorable new cat watch from Ever Ours.

Will you be embracing the sixties trend come spring?

*ITEMS BOUGHT IN COLLABORATION WITH VOUCHERCODES.CO.UK

52 comments:

  1. Such a sweet and adorable look. I also love your watch - cats make everything! xxx

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  2. Megan, you just keep outdoing yourself! I'm always in awe of your carefully put together looks and incredible pictures <3 <3

    Definitely want to add some 60s elements into my wardrobe - I love that decade (style and film wise)! <3

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  3. Adorable, stunning, PERFECT! <3 You're so beautiful!

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  4. So lovely and cute! :)
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  5. you look amazing! love the pinafore x
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  6. You look so gorgeous!x

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  7. Your outfit is gorgeous, and you look so beautiful in the last photo! xo

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  8. You look gorgeous in all of these! Love that pinafore! xxx

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  9. You looks soo pretty and this is soo a cute outfit post! I loveloveloveeee your glasses! :)x
    Sofia x

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  10. I've been after this pinafore since it came in, I might have to treat myself next time I'm shopping - you look fantastic! That watch is adorable too, I love anything cat related. xxx

    Charlotte
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  11. I love this! I'm such a huge fan of the 60s aesthetic.

    Becky
    xx

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  12. I love how you wear the pinafore, it's lovely! Tempted me to buy it! And I love how you've styled your hair, it really suits you :) xxx

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  13. This pinafore is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely need to purchase this :) xxx

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  14. Love the pinafore, it's really cute! x

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  15. oh this is super cute, love this pinafore! x

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  16. Really interesting. I have to admit I'm a fan of this trend, it's very feminine and it sharpens out the silhouette. Sadly, I never tried it because I'm afraid it's not something for me and I wouldn't know what and how to wear it. But I love your three outfits ;) ♥

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  17. You are so gorgeous and I love your take on the Sixties trend :)

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  18. I love these outfits. I have a pair of boots similar to those. xx

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  19. That polka dotted dress is just so adorable! You look so amazing!

    xoxo,
    Laura
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  20. Adore that dotty playsuit! you really suit it especially teamed with those round sunnies X

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  22. Absolutely love all 3 looks. You look lovely x

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  23. I love the 60s and you'd fit in perfectly. I really love the polka dot dress!

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  24. This Pinafore is great :)

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  25. Beautiful as ever. I love the beehive and the pinafore dress is gorgeous xx

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  26. you wear it well! and your watch is the cutest!!!

    Francesca xo
    http://goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Seriously you are beautiful! Love all your outfits
    Hamida X

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  28. I'd be similar to you in the sense I just couldn't wear a shift dress because of my figure! This suits you perfectly though :)

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  29. Love your watch! xx

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  30. Love the polkadot dress and watch!

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  31. When I look at these photos I feel spring *_* <3 It's amazing!

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  32. you look amazing and the cat watch is so sweet. somehow your pictures seem like its spring where you are.
    xx

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  33. This style looks lovely on you, especially the hair. I love the playsuit too! x

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  34. Cute Shades

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  35. Thanks Megan, Ever Ours is now my favourite website, ever . . .

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  36. This is very cute, and I like your hair. Didn't know "modern sixties" was an upcoming trend. Better watch some sixties flicks to see what looks I like!


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  37. Very cool, I love that pinny! x
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  38. love everything in this post, the sixties is definitley one of my fave era's!annie x

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  39. The sunglasses are just adorable, I may need to invest! Absolutely loving the sixties trend this spring :) Great post!
    Sophie xx
    www.mysectionofthenet.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. That jumper is adorable! Love the glasses as well. You are so pretty.
    xo, Tori
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  41. Love your outfit! so cute! and the wath is tooo perfect! haha!
    xo

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  42. gorgeous outfits you look stunning! your hair totally rocks aswell :)

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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