Monday Inspiration: Retro Style

Like History, fashion repeats itself.

Looking back at previous styles and trends and designs is a wonderful way to appreciate the past and to develop some creative new ways to reinterpret what the fashion industry has to offer. Looking at magazine editorials and advertisements from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s gives you great insight not only into those retro styles, but also into the more modern variations that we see on TV, in movies, and on the red carpet in our day-to-day lives.

The looks below – From the fifties, sixties, and seventies – Are great examples of styles and flourishes that still exist today. In a big way in some cases.

Take a look and see which of these micro trends are most visible in your personal style!

Retro Style Styling San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Sixties Fifties Seventies

{High-waisted bikini bottoms, mixing & matching prints, and chic little swimsuit cover-ups. Nothing we haven’t seen at our local pool the last few seasons, right? Harper’s Bazaar – 1962}

Retro Style Styling San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Sixties Fifties Seventies

{Oversized silhouettes, double-breasted buttons, long leather gloves, and top handle, structured handbags. Timeless! Paris – 1962}

Retro Style Styling San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Sixties Fifties Seventies

{Calling all bombshells – Sweetheart necklines, halter tops, and oversized sunnies. All of these are still staples today. Vogue Italia – 1972}

Retro Style Styling San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Sixties Fifties Seventies

{Stripes, polka dots, and platforms – Perennial favorites. London – 1973}

Retro Style Styling San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Sixties Fifties Seventies

{Thought that bold eye brows were a new concept? Think again. The same goes for lace insets and contrasting collars.}

{Images from Retro Realness Pinterest Board}

Are YOU a fan of retro styles? What’s your favorite era from a sartorial standpoint?

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