Friday, February 22, 2013

Fashion Blog: 2013's Sixties: True Elegance Revisited In Modern Day Style

I never tire of looking at pictures from the sixties. For me, true iconic sixties style came in the format of Jackie Onassis, Natalie Wood and Elizabeth Taylor with their polished elegance, luxe accessories, perfect hair and black cat eye liner. I still aspire to the prim and neat Hitchcock heroine style, I feel bold and modern in the sharp sixties monochromes... and I'm excited to see vibrant shades added to today's sixties inspired pieces.

Public Domain Images.
Vintage stores, Goodwill and charity shops are fun for quirky pieces but it's near impossible to find that polished couture styling of sixties, to do this you have to go "specialist vintage" and pay a premium for a one off, carefully loved piece from 50 years ago that may not translate into today's world that well.

2013's trend for the sixties shapes and patterns enables a revisit to the era on modern day terms, from quirky girl about town looks or the opportunity to invest in some timeless, beautiful pieces worthy of Jackie O herself.

Couturenet Picks...

Eight perfect pieces from to create a personal sixties collection of breathtaking elegance with a modern edge. Great clothes that you will be able to wear often and suit today's women when a polished look with a statement piece works without being too "dressy" and out of place.

1. The goes with everything sunglasses

Tom Ford Cat Eye Sunglasses £259 UK, $427.35 USA. In Black or Brown.
These super slick but intriguing sunglasses are a perfect investment piece, they complement the other clothes chosen perfectly but also add something special to an already established wardrobe as a very valuable update.

2. The Statement Dress

 Brunns Bazaar Marylyn Dress £190.00 UK, $313.50 USA.
City chic and fabulously monochrome. For day wear with ballet flats and evening with killer heels shown in the image.

3. The Monti Carlo Print

Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti Tile Print Shorts £180.00 UK, $297.00 USA.
I just love these shorts too much, a serious summer staple. Neat tailoring, high waist and super chic pared back with a classic white top.

4. The Sophisticated Spring Dress

Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti Crochet Lace Shirt Dress, £322.00 UK, $531.30 USA.
The lace, the colour, the long sleeves and shirt dress style make this a perfect piece for day or evening, showing just the right amount of skin to make this chic and wearable rather than "too sixties".

5. The Ulimate Summer Luxe Hue

Richard Nicoll Collard Silk Jacquard Stella Tunic £420.00 UK, $693.00 USA.
The coral colour and draping silk fabric radiate effortless of-the-moment chic, perfect with a tan and the summer sun.

6.  The Very Modern Classic

See By Chloe Cobra Effect Silk Shirt Dress £486.00 UK, $801.90 USA.
A classic pussy bow dress in a modern bright fuchsia colour. This is a super-luxe piece is worthy of the mainline Chloe collection at a See by Chloe price. So well worth buying.

7.  The Beautiful Piece in Your Wardrobe

Red Valentino Gem Embellished Brocade Coat £685.00 UK, $1,130.25 USA.
A real show stopper, I would easily wear this as dress as well a coat if the occasion required something almost royal!

8. The Goes With Everything Clutch Bag / Shoulder Bag

Raoul Taupe Janine Leather Shoulder Bag £330.00 UK, $544.50 USA.
Such a touchable colour and gorgeous looking! The box shape is a versatile one, as a shoulder bag it looks effortless draped over white jeans and as a clutch it looks like a cherished piece unveiled for special occasions. This bag will complement each outfit featured here and anything already in your closet without any hesitation.

I am still deciding which pieces to buy, I think the tile print shorts will sell out fast, they are just too wearable, look stunning and are great price. I am so drawn to the accessories and the See by Chloe Dress. I'm still on the fence, I just want them all! In true investment dressing style I am going to think about what I will be doing this year, weddings, events, trips, work and holidays and then base my purchases on this.

See more inspirational pictures and glamorous buys from on the Pinterest Board : 2013s Sixties Trend with


  1. The Cat Eye Glasses are so hot. What did you buy in the end?

    1. I am quite smitten with the Tom Ford Cat eye sunglasses.

  2. Love all these, you have great eye.

  3. Marni-Lover-ForeverFebruary 25, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    OOOOh! the shorts - gorgeous!

  4. Did you buy any of these, if yes, pictures please



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