HOW TO BE A RETRO QUEEN
In todays style class, we’re going to teach you how to be the domestic yet sultry Goddess of every man’s dreams. You’d love to be the beauty hanging onto the arms of James Dean, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando or even the fictional Don Draper and at fashionandyou.com, we can’t promise you the man, but we sure can give you the look.
1. POLKA PARTY : Our instant movie memory of the 1950′s is ofcourse the infamous Polka Dot. Though red, black and white are the originals, we urge you to mix it up. Pinks, pastels, yellows and pop colours can be fun yet classic.Belt a polka dot dress at the waist (no higher, no lower) with a 1″ belt or ribbon (no thicker.) Style dotted tops with skinny cropped pants, tiny shorts or maxi pleated skirts for full effect.
Style Tip: When wearing a busy polka dot print, keep your make up to a minimum. Winged eyeliner and red, pink or nude lipstick are all you need to complete the look. Ballet flats, wedges and delicate sandals are great shoe options.
2. BOW BEAU : Bows are back although the bow tie was a big fad last year, it’s time for you to say hello to it’s feminine cousin. A tie up neckline looks chic with a midi length skirt and a thin belt or with wide legged trousers. Not one to experiment with collars? Ribbons make an excellent sash to belt your summer dresses. Learn how to knot a perfect bow an use it to create retro headbands, shoe laces, neckpieces and the like.
Style Tip: Satin, chiffon, Georgette and light cottons make the best bows.
3. CLASSIC COLOURS : At fashionandyou.com, we always suggest mixing and matching various colours. But, to nail this Monroe inspired look, we advice sticking to variations of red, black and white. Keep it simple, keep it classic.
Style Tip: Faded reds and blacks are a sign of laundry in distress. Don’t let your clothes over dry in the sun and wash them by hand to retain their retro goodness.
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