We're feeling the feminine, well-bred bug for Spring — a look we saw demonstrated on the runways at Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Carven, and more. It's a pitch-perfect move for a season that already favors flirty dresses, peep-toe sandals, and pretty pastels and florals, not to mention an incredibly easy trend to try out. The '60s influences were undeniable; crisp clean short suits, full-skirted frocks, and hot pants paid homage to the days of sweet and sexy sirens like Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and Sophia Loren, as did skinny cropped trousers and sleek cat-eye sunnies. See how seriously we're taking this spot-on ladylike trend; click below to shop some of our favorite '60s-inspired pieces now.
It's funny to me that Spoon's latest album of understated pop arrives packaged in very overstated décor. The record cover art of Transference, with a boy (a young Britt Daniel?) seemingly trapped in his parents' formal '60s living room, is beyond brilliant. From the excessively animated curtain sheers and draping jacquard valances to the ornate tufted cantaloupe-colored armchair to the oceanic seafoam walls and floors, this style of decorating is just so over the top. Look at the accessories: a gilded glass candy dish, ashtrays galore, a pleated coral lampshade (is that a pineapple lamp base?). Despite the extravagance, I kind of love it — ironically. So I thought I'd try to re-create the look. Of course to get the real thing, you'd have to buy vintage furnishings, but I've done my best. Check it out . . .
Calling all Jackie O aficionados! Your former first lady of pill box hats, oversized sunglasses, and little skirts suits would proudly wear a silk shantung sixties A-line coat just like this one, which comes in a size medium; I doubt she would have paid $27 for hers though.
This coat is such a classic. Can you imagine how chic it would look with a little bit of hemline peeking out underneath? It would be beyond...