How to Style a 60s & 70s Miniskirt

Recently, I’ve thrifted an amazing true vintage miniskirt. I love this tartan pleated skirt by Trevira which probably an original from the 1960s or 70s. Usually, I don’t really like very short skirts. However, this one makes a difference. In fact, I quite enjoy this 60s inspired look these days.

Self-Portrait in 60s Look

Self-Portrait in 60s Look

Admittedly, this is not a super mini skirt but quite like the first 60s miniskirt which hemlines were an inch or two above the knees. I love the youthfulness of this look. In particular, when I combine this it with white or coloured tights and a white blouse like this one by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury.

Sirinya Vintage Self-Portrait

Sirinya Vintage Self-Portrait, 60s Miniksirt and white tights

Oh! On this occasion I’ve also taken some self-portraits with my new secondhand Canon Eos. I know these first candid pics are not perfect but I am learning to take better photos by myself. I am still a beginner though but it feels good learning new skills like photography.

White Tights and Knee Socks

Anyways, I’ve also tried wearing this skirt with knee-length socks. However, I must admit that I am not so confident wearing this combo. If I do, I’d like to wear nude tights underneath or else I feel a bit ‘naked’.

1960s Mod Look: Miniskirt and Turtleneck

1960s Mod Look: Miniskirt and Turtleneck

Since I don’t have white knee socks, I tried some brown ones. Nevertheless, I think this kind of skirt would also look great with the iconic 1960s white go-go boots. Perhaps if I can get hold of such boots I will definitely try this combo.

I think this 60s outfit looks really good with a white blouse and a red cardigan like this one by Timeless London. As for hairstyle I feel braids look really cute with this outfit.

Sirinya Vintage 1960s Outfit: Tartan Miniskirt and Red Cardigan

Sirinya Vintage 1960s Outfit: Tartan Miniskirt and Red Cardigan

I’ve felt very much reminded of Mary Quant and an exhibition I saw in 2018 at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. There was an interesting showcase of 1960s miniskirts and dresses. I also love the colourfulness of this kind of vintage fashion.

60s Minidresses & Skirts at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg 2018

60s Minidresses & Skirts at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg 2018

60s Colourful Dresses at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg 2018

60s Colourful Dresses at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg 2018

I do find that the more youth- und colourful 60s style suits me quite well. What is more, I’ve always been a fan of Mary Jane shoes because they are most comfortable to me.

Mod Look

However, I’ve also tried a Mod look with a black turtleneck sweater. I call this ‘Mod Mood Portrait‘.

Sirinya Vintage: Mod Mood Portrait

Sirinya Vintage: Mod Mood Portrait

Recently, I’ve also thrifted a suede minikirt with buttons in front. I guess this is a very 60s/70s style and I like to combine it with a red blouse and vest to further the boho vibes!

Suede miniskirt look

Suede miniskirt look

Summing up, I feel I can still explore a lot more in the 1960s and 1970s style. Somehow I also think that this could be my predominant vintage style. However, like I said I am still at the beginning of developing a retro style and thus I am still in the process of finding out what suits me best. How about you? Please let me know in the comments below what your vintage style is.

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Hi there! My name is Sirinya. I'm a passionate vintage blogger and I love to share with you my vintage fashion inspirations. I've started my journey into vintage about a year ago and I am still in the process of building a vintage inspired wardrobe. I also share a lot of style inspo on Instagram.

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