June 08, 2013 Crystal Phuong 0 Comments

Hi everyone,

Have you ever seen some fashion styles that bring back a time period yet still look so timelessly beautiful? It is no surprise at all that a fashion style from many years ago has often found its way back to present either by chance or choice and is still favored by many people as much as its own era.

When it comes to finding my own fashion inspiration, there is one limited-less resource that I always love going back to and find myself get lost into it. It's 1960s fashion. The huge success of AMC show "Mad Men" made the styles of the 1960s started getting more and more popular. While other trends don't last very long, the 1960s are known as one of the most fashion conscious times in history. From tie-dyes, pill box hat, miniskirt, suits in pastel colors, shorty boxy-style jackets, shift dresses, oversize sunglasses to multi-colored accessories, these are the most typical items in 1960s.

Suddenly, I have the urge to bring the 1960s back to the present and to have fun with it. The more I learn about the 1960s fashion style, the more I feel like I've just met my soulmate. The classic, sophisticated and feminine styles are what we share in common yet I still can't get enough of what 1960s fashion has to offer.

This year, Singapore Blog Award is celebrating the glorious 6th year with a 60s Fever theme. That means I'll have a perfect reason to dress up a little fancier in 60s fashion style without having to worry if I will be over-dressed in public.

Here are the 3 outfit pairing choices I created for my personal appearance at Singapore Blog Award this year. Hope they'll give you a better picture of what 1960s fashion is all about.

1. 1960s Floral Vintage. 
You can never go wrong with floral dress no matter what decade you are in. As Summer is here, I thought a floral vintage dress with big straw hat and big sunnies would be a perfect outfit for beach occasion. Opt for a pair of flat sandals if you are going to walk with your man on the beach, else low heeled shoes would do a job for a casual day out. 

Back to the 60s: Vintage Floral

2. The Peter Pan Collar
1960s fashion would not be complete without Peter Pan Collar dress. This vintage collar dress is classic in every way. It's stylishly trendy with a flattering central button detail and a cute tie front to ensure your curves are accentuated. Even up to today, I still see many peter pan collar blouses, dresses on the street, on the runway, that's how popular and influencing the 60s fashion is. 

1960s: Vintage Emerald

3. The Audrey Hepburn Style
It would be a big mistake when talking about 1960s fashion and not mentioning Audrey Hepburn. Actress Audrey Hepburn, star of Breakfast at Tiffany's, by far is one of Hollywood's greatest style icons. Classic, elegant, chic and simple are the right words to describe Audrey's style. Whether slacks, jeans or capris, turtle necks, boat necks or buttons down, it had to be always simple and elegant. One thing about Audrey, she always wore dresses that accentuated her tiny waist and complimented her ballerina body shape. Jewelry, hair and make up got to be minimal but pearls were always her favorite choice. 

It's Audrey Hepburn's Style

Two decades after her death and many more decades to come, I believe the fashion industry will still borrow her styling tips. I see myself as true Audrey Hepburn admirer in many ways and I do believe "Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it". I have found mine, have you found yours? 

If not, I hope this blog entry will give you some ideas of what 1960s fashion is and if you decide to go with classic, trendy, chic and sophisticated style like I do, you've found some inspirations in my blog.

P/s: This blog entry is written in conjunction with Singapore Blog Award 2013 to celebrate its 6th year with 60s Fever theme. My blog is in Top 10 of Best Fashion Blog and is waiting for your support. If you love what you are seeing here and you think I deserve to win, please VOTE FOR ME!

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Thank you so much for reading!