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