I think unless someone has specific knowledge of fashion, when you hear 1960's you don't really think of flared party dresses and vixen-esque wiggle dresses but a lot of styles that are credited with "'50s looks" now-a-days are actually more '60s styles. For a frame of reference, Mad Men is actually FULLY set in the 1960's so all those Betty Draper day dresses and party dresses are '60s styles. That being said, during spring + summer I definitely channel more of my early '60s Barbara Billingsley looks but once fall + winter hit... I LOVE my big dresses but I'm not huge fan of layering the shit out of them trying to make them more weather appropriate (it was about 30 degrees when I was taking these photos).
So while I still style my big dresses for colder weather, I have a lot of fun channeling my inner '60s secretary once cold weather arrives and breaking out the tweed + stockings + pillbox hats. And if there's anything better than tweed on a dress, look at these freaking adorable Stand Out Heels... tweed AND mustard... it doesn't get much better. Also, these are some fully-fashioned deadstock stockings from the '50s I picked upon an a recent antique run... I always forget how much I love vintage stockings until I put another pair on. So amazing. Fully fashioned stockings are hands down worth the price-difference.
I know some people do, but I don't have a separate wardrobe for different seasons. I definitely rely on layers to transition my wardrobe. During Fall, I always lean toward browns and deep jewel tones as they seem more fitting for the cold weather. This outfit definitely represents my personal take on Fall even though I was freakin' freezing in it so I definitely need to throw on a peacoat next time. These "Schools Out" heels are great for any season, but the subtle oranges and yellows made me want to pair it with this fun Tiki print dress. They're also described as being "vintage inspired, party girl approved" and they totally remind me of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl....which instantly means that I love them.
Hair Scarf | Vintage
How are you coping with the cooler weather?