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