7 Oct 2014

AW14 Fashion Trend #1

Autumn has well and truly settled in our midst and although many of you have had little trouble in fashionably incorporating the trends of AW14 into your everyday outfits, there are some who are slightly struggling with the recent seasonal transition. Well, fret your fashion socks not as I've decided to come to the rescue and help a sister out by creating a blog post series which will showcase and address the fabulous fashion trends of AW14.

The first major trend that will be kick-starting off this blog post series is a personal favourite of mine and one that I often use as a source of inspiration for my everyday outfits. If you're a fan of Twiggy, Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton then I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that this season has seen several designers find their inspiration for the runway from these such ladies. It's the swingin' 60s trend of course.

The 1960s saw the creation of many youth subcultures such as Swinging London, Mod and the Hippy. All of which to this very day have left a fashionable impression that so many of us opt to replicate. During this era women would strut their stuff in sleeveless shift dresses, mainly in an A-line shape, and mini-skirts. Oh, and it was very much the shorter, the better. These outfits were often complemented with a pair of go-go boots which were usually knee-high and made from plastic or vinyl. Thankfully, these shiny boots haven't quite caught on this season, not that I would be caught dead in them anyway, and can be substituted for a pair of leather or suede knee-highs instead.

For those who are not particularly fond of wearing a shorter than usual hemline due to looking a little over exposed, worry not as these garments were often paired with a conservative neckline. In other words, it's time to pull out your turtlenecks and tailored shirts as they too are bang on trend. Such outfits can be further accessorised with cardigans or structured jackets.

  • #FashionTrendTip: If you're someone who isn't fond of looking overly girly and would prefer to wear something a little less feminine, why not slip on some cigarette trousers and slide your feet into a pair of pointed flats.
  • #FashionTrendFact: Full-bodied hair (think beehives and bouffant), winger eyeliner and false eyelashes dominated the 60s. I kid you not, an ex-colleague of mine who was a teen in the 60s, once told me that she and her friends would wear no less than two sets of falsies at a time. Gosh, and we consider our generation to be extreme and glamourous :P

Bold and colourful designs including monochromatic checkerboard and striped prints were massive in the 60s so shy away from them not and instead have some fun experimenting. For those who want to add that extra 60s vibe simply accessorise your outfits with pillbox or floppy hats, chandelier and fun shaped earrings, cat-eye sunglasses and mini-boxy handbags. I would let you in on the fact that kitten heels were also regularly worn during the 60s but I think they should be abolished from the face of the earth so sadly I'm going to keep quiet about that particular 'trend' :P

  • #FashionTrendTip: You can seek further inspiration from celebrities such as Lana Del Rey who has effortlessly embodied the 60s retro style.
  • #FashionTrendFact: Floppy hats were extremely popular in the late 60s and often symbolised the bohemian hippy culture.  

Below is a collection of my favourite 60s finds from the high-street and online stores, all of which are currently available to purchase. What are you favourite pieces from this selection? I'm loving the perforated messenger bag which is quite surprising as I'm not particularly fond of small bags but the colour is absolutely gorgeous

Small Perforated Messenger Bag - £29.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Pink Faux Fur Striped Coat - £85 from River Island (click here to view)
Rhinestone Multi Hoop Earrings - £9.99 from Mango (click here to view)
Grey Platform Ankle Boots - £65 from River Island (click here to view)
Crepe Patch Pocket A-Line Skirt - £45 from Topshop (click here to view)
Quay Phebe Square Sunglasses - £25 from ASOS (click here to view)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Black - £6.99 from Superdrug (click here to view) 
Blue Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress - £19.99/£10 from New Look (click here to view)
Cheap Monday Square Toe Zip Boot White Patent - £90 from Office (click here to view)
Diamond Pleated Blouse - £42 from Topshop (click here to view)
Claris Wool Floppy Hat Rust - £14.99 from Misguided (click here to view)
Bangle - £3.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Ardell Double Up Lash Kit 205 - £8.99 from Boots (click here to view)

Do let me know what you guys think about this particular fashion trend and make sure that you keep an eye out for the remaining trends :) X


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  2. omg, such an inspiration!


  3. Fab post. I love your little tips and facts. I also love the pics you've selected...the zip boots, skirt and bag are gorgeous! Danielle x

    frontière girl

  4. Definitely love the 60s trend, the shapes and colours are so refreshing!

    Much love xxx

  5. Great post! I love this mod look. http://leatherandlipstickkv.blogspot.com/

  6. Such a great post, I do like this trend but more aesthetically than practically as it's not really my style. I know loads of people are loving it at the moment though! x

  7. That River Island coat is amazing, I need it!!! Great inspo! x


  8. I just love the hat and boots :) great inspiration here x


  9. Love how this post incorporates old trends made modern for a new twist :) Thanks for sharing!


  10. Great post! I love this trend.


  11. I love this trend - I'm going to be doing a post myself on some 60's pieces so this is great inspo :)

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

  12. Everything is so gorgeous, the fluffy coat and grey heels are super cute!
    Kate x

  13. i just came across your post and i find it interesting :D


  14. I'm not crazy about the 60's myself but I really like the pieces you picked out
    - the jacket, grey boots, and that hat!

  15. love Twiggy! such a fashion icon and inspiration <3 - Yvette xo


  16. Love this trend! Would love if you check out my latest beauty post xo

    Aliona | fromalionawithlove.com

  17. Love those old pics you chose, the colours are divine, got my eye on the rust coloured hat!

  18. Brilliant post Sheren,love the 60's style and all your pics are fab. I recently bought a real 60's dress,havn't worn it yet as it's kinda short but i love it! 60's style is so cool! xx

  19. This is amazing
    Lovely visual story
    Glad i came across your blog



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