Happy Sunday guys and gals!
I hope your week has been as inspired as mine has.
This week has been full of brainstorming, researching, and shopping for the 50’s Capsule. I spent some time listening to awesome music, watching the best movies, surfing the web, browsing Pinterest, and speaking to a lovely primary source, my very own grandma.
What I was surprised to find about 50’s fashion was how many core trends are still fashionable today and how many I actually already had in my current capsule wardrobe (vintage little me).
The iconic 50’s staples I saw and learned about were:The full or “swing” skirt – This was possibly the defining piece of the 50’s. Women of the era embraced femininity to the fullest and would could do that better than a flowing, flirty piece like this.
The pencil skirt – Though never to be worn by young girls, the pencil skirt gave a more seductive air to a woman’s look. Hugging curves in all the right places, this piece would create an hourglass shape which was sure to turn heads. Always in the best of taste, of course…
The cardigan – The cardigan was a valuable accessory that was used to complete a look and preserve modesty.
The button down – Whether plain white or popular gingham print, the button down was a versatile wardrobe staple to be worn with a swing skirt, a pencil skirt, or a crisp pair of pants. It was commonly buttoned all the way up for a clean-cut look or slightly un-buttoned for a more casual vibe.
The cinched waist – Skirts, dresses, and pants alike, almost every look of this era featured the waist as the main attraction, typically accented by a statement belt.
The slim, tapered pant – Who could forget the ankle skimming cigarette pant that, let’s face it, we all still live in today.
The detailed collar – Tops and blouses featured a variety of necklines and collars, like the Peter Pan collar, the halter, the crew neck, the boat neck, I could go on. This small detail would add a unique and fashionable touch to each ensemble and draw attention to the elegance of the neck. Short, silky scarves were also a trendy accessory.
The ballet flat – Simple and feminine, the ballet flat was a comfortable and stylish basic.
The kitten heel – While stilettos were all the rage, especially for a bombshell look, the kitten heel was a more demure way to achieve a polished look.
Stay tuned to see how I’ve embraced these trends with my fully modern pieces and how I’m crafting the 50’s Capsule Playlist. Here it is so far, enjoy!
A simple @Pinterest search of “50’s fashion”