The cosiest season of the year is upon us, and we’re all excited to get back into warm layers and wintery favourites. But this autumn, we hear it’s all about vintage… specifically, 60s style clothing.
When it comes to wearing vintage & retro clothes, summer often seems like the best season for it; there are lots of gorgeous summer dresses or loose-fitting shirts to choose from no matter what vintage era you select, and if you become cold, you can easily throw on a cardigan.
We would argue, though, that autumn is even better. And, we’re about to give you 3 reasons why!
Here are our top 3 autumn vintage & 60s looks…
1. Mini Skirts
A mini-skirt coupled with knee-high socks is a classic 60s outfit that is great for the changeover season.
Build on your style with a patterned or tartan mini-skirt, a cute vintage blouse, and a pair of over the knee socks in a matching colour for a stylish and comfy look that suits for the office, Sunday brunch, and so many other events.
To spice this lookup, get a pair of knee-high leather boots to wear with your mini skirt. A brown pair of boots will instantly update your outfit and give you that perfect 1960s autumn vibe. And, if it’s a little chilly, pair with some chunky knitted tights.
2. Parka Jacket
You don’t have to wear droopy old jumpers and leggings just because summer is finished and it’s cold outside! In fact, you’ll be sure to fall in love with autumn clothing if you add a little vintage charm to your outfit.
Try adding some retro jackets and coats to your closet this fall. The timeless vintage parka coat goes with absolutely everything. You could pair it with a shirt and tie or even with some casual joggers.
If it’s a slightly warmer evening, simply drape the parka over your shoulders and still look fashionable whilst channelling that effortless vintage vibe. For that super effortless casual look, you can pair the parka jacket with some classic blue jeans – perfect for an autumn walk or drinks with friends.
3. Patterns & Prints
The 60s were all about mixing vibrant colours and prints together as a form of self-expression. Nothing gets more vintage and retro than some eye-catching statement patterned clothes.
Tie-dye may bring up images of Woodstock in the 1960s or memories of homemade summer camp t-shirts, but the retro style is set to be everywhere this autumn.
According to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fashion History Timeline, loose shirts with tie-dye prints were a vital feature of the hippie clothing look that lasted through the 1960s, especially in the United States.
For those looking to channel that authentic 60s vibe, try mixing up brightly coloured and bold pattern tops with plain simple bottoms, or vice-versa.
Men: try a vibrant paisley style shirt and wear it with a pair of two-tone tonic trousers for a look that can take you from day to night.
Ladies: You can wear a red tartan mini skirt or dress with a simple turtle neck and bright tight – a look that works for any occasion and keeps you warm and stylish.
Just because the weather is changing doesn’t mean you can’t channel your favourite vintage & 60s looks. Our suggestions above will allow you to embrace your vintage vibes for any occasion whilst looking and feeling good and stylish.