Friday, September 20, 2013

We always adore the classic appeal of vintage-inspired clothing, but this season we are returning to the refined chic and feminine sophistication of the 1950’s and 1960’s in particular. Naturally this brings to mind one of our favorite shows, Mad Men, which captured our attention for both its incredible costume design and great storytelling. Our fall lookbook, One Fine Day, drew inspiration from this era of ladylike, sophisticated style.

One of our Ruche family bloggers, Elizabeth from Ellie Joy, was also recently inspired by the look and feel of Mad Men too. In one of her outfit posts titled "If I Were Don Draper’s Secretary” she paired our dusty mint collared top with a gorgeous striped skirt. Her Mad Men inspired ensemble is beautifully pulled together with vintage-inspired accessories, including open-toed pumps, retro cat-eye sunglasses, and dainty jewelry. Of course a red lip is also a retro must!

When we think of Mad Men style, we envision polished ensembles, pretty 60’s patterns, bright florals, and black and white geometric prints. Women of that era opted for structured, tailored pieces, ladylike embellishments, and feminine details. So take a style cue from Joan who celebrates her curves in sophisticated, 9-5 appropriate, and stylish attire. Revamp your fall wardrobe with 50’s and 60’s inspired dresses, like shift dresses, sleek sheaths, and fitted dresses with nipped in waists and voluminous skirts. Channel the perfectly put together Betty Draper with her pearls and perfectly coiffed hair, and never leave the house without a statement coat. And if you want to be prepared to dash from office meetings to after work cocktails, choose a polished dress like Peggy’s in a deep autumn hue. 

Image Source: AMC TV

View our fall lookbook, One Fine Day, for Mad Men style inspiration and shop our vintage-inspired lookbook outfits to infuse your closet with the sophisticated essence of the era. What's your favorite vintage inspired decade?