DUST OFF YOUR VESPAS AND TAKE OUT YOUR WHO RECORDS BECAUSE SIXTIES MOD IS BACK IN STYLE AND DOESN’T SEEM TO BE LEAVING ANYTIME SOON.
What we all thought of as “My Generation” is becoming our generation once again. Bright pops of colour and mini skirts are the talk of this spring. Just add your favourite pair of big hoops and a couple of chunky bracelets and you will have style to envy.
Shift dresses are big this season and are the perfect way to add a subtle sixties flair to your wardrobe. This bright pink Moschino dress with beautiful mirror detailing is an impeccable mix of modern style and sixties chic. The perfect way to channel Twiggy in the 21st century. Pair with white tights to be the epitome of mod or throw on a leather jacket for a more modern vibe. Incorporate some statement bracelets to create an arm party (see urban dictionary) that only this dress could handle. The more the merrier!
This stunning sky blue dress by Red Valentino will have you wishing you were swaying along to the Beatles “Twist & Shout” during their live performance at Carnegie Hall. “You know you look so good.” The collar gives it that wonderful sixties feeling that we all desire. Keep the accessories minimal with some silver hoops and let the floral detailing do all the talking.
The 1960s are credited with the arrival of the mini skirt. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that the perfect mod look requires one of these famed creations. Couple a mini skirt with a light sweater and you have a look ideal for everyday wear. Alternatively, you can wear a mini dress for more formal occasions. There are mini skirts and dresses in all sorts of colours and patterns. Keep it classic with a graphic black & white pattern. This way, you will have a modernist appeal that is still relevant today.
Although not particularly associated with mod style, jeans earned their name in the sixties. They have become known as a staple in the wardrobe of every style icon, from Jane Birkin to Alexa Chung. This spring jean ensemble by Roberto Cavalli has that rock and roll appeal we wish we had every day. Wear it by itself or with a black turtle neck and hoop earrings. Either way you will look like the most stylish person at Woodstock.
Coloured leather is the perfect twist on our favourite black leather jacket. Keeping with that rock and roll vibe, these two pieces by Dsquared2 embody an edgy personality. Wear this look to see your favourite rock band or to get drinks with your best friends. Every time, you will look like a glam rock icon.
One thing we can all agree on is that mod never goes out of style. It’s classic, it’s trendy, it is the subculture that has outlived all others. To keep your mod look contemporary, throw on a chunky necklace or three and wear your favourite pair of statement earrings. The time has come to embrace your inner mod.