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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!

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{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}

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{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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A by Anubha: Retro Swing Coat

When I attended San Francisco Fashion Week in 2013 little did I know I’d be watching a future friend’s first collection walk down the runway.

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Retro Swing Coat – A by Anubha

Black Cropped Pant – Banana Republic

Snakeskin Crossbody – Rebecca Minkoff

Grey Mary Janes – Kohl’s

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I was thrilled to see her latest collection and can’t wait to share all of the fun pieces with you.

First up, is this fabulous lavender retro swing coat. The perfect combination of classic lines and fun, eye-catching details, something that Anubha is really great at including in her pieces.

Retro Swing Coat A by Anubha Outerwear San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography}

Curious about some of the other projects that MCLV & A by Anubha have worked on? Check out of the previous collaborations and get ready to swoon over her outerwear!

How would YOU style this retro swing coat?

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MCLV Style: Mod Minute

Shift dresses are one of my go-to pieces year-around. They’re easy to wear, flattering, and a breeze to style. And this mod-inspired plaid cutie with a zippered waist is one of my favorites.

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Plaid Shift Dress – Zara {Similar here, here & here}

Vintage Bag – Gucci {For sale in my Poshmark closet here}

Over The Knee Boots – Vince Camuto

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This dress looks great with flats but was made for these Vince Camuto over-the-knee boots. I mean, how can you resist an outfit that immediately makes you look like a 60’s go-go dancer?

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{Photography by KatwalkSF}

The perfect final touch was this fun little monogrammed vintage Gucci bag. It adds come much-needed contrast to the dark look and I love how the red stripe gives it a little extra pop of color.

What’s YOUR favorite style dress for Summer?

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Tiffany & Co: CT60 Retro

In case you’ve missed it – I’m a smitten kitten over the new Tiffany & Co CT60 timepiece collection. After showing off their menswear-inspired modern watch and a classic, timeless version – I’m thrilled to be back today to show off my personal favorite. Retro glamour at its finest!

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When I think of my first memory of a watch I immediately remember my mother’s daily piece – It had a small round face, delicate gold hardware, and a dark brown wristband.

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She wore it almost daily and it went with everything – From her office attire to her weekend wear. In my mind, that’s what a watch does – It becomes a part of you, an extension of your personal style that’s always with you.

Retro Classic Modern Tiffany & Co Watches Jewelry Rings Bangles CT60 San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

I hope you enjoyed our trip through the Tiffany & Co CT60 watch collection!

Tell me – Are YOU a modern, a classic, or a retro kind of woman?

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Urban Expressions: Retro Jumpsuit

I love getting to know new brands – There’s nothing better than discovering a company that you really click with and watching them conquer the world. Urban Expressions is one of those brands that I’m excited to have a chance to share with my readers. Not only is it a California-based company creating gorgeous handbags, but their products are eco-friendly and certified vegan.

I was hooked from day one!

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Kya Crossbody Bag c/o Urban Expressions

Retro Inspired Jumpsuit – Young, Fabulous & Broke

Heeled Sandals – Sam Edelman

Round White Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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When this bold Kya bag arrived I knew I wanted to showcase it in a fun but classic way – It’s such a timeless and ladylike style handbag that I wanted to create a look with a similar vibe.

 Retro Jumpsuit Urban Expressions Eco-Friendly Vegan Handbag San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

I love top handle bags like this, they inevitably make me think of Grace Kelly or Jackie O. But this baby has an added bonus, there’s also a gorgeous gold chain that allows you to carry it as a cross-body bag!

Have YOU tried a vegan handbag before?

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