If you’re a Mad Men fanatic like myself, then you still haven’t come to terms with the show’s sign-off in May. After religiously watching the show for several years, I quickly became fascinated over the costumes. Lucky for me, right now ’60s inspired clothing is one of the hottest trends in women’s fashion.
In celebration of the season finale, I’ve put together four retro looks inspired by Mad Men’s leading women.
1. Peggy Olson
Peggy is first and foremost a business woman, and her wardrobe matches her go-getter personality. Her dress is modest, functional and practical. Think textured fabrics like gingham, tweed, wool and plaid, and warm colors like mustard, orange, red and brown.
Get Peggy’s Look:
1. ’70s Belted Duster Coat – Topshop
2. Large Scale Checked Shirt – Topshop
3. Etched Medallion Pendant Necklace – Urban Outfitters
4. Floppy Brim Fedora – Rag & Bone
6. T-Logo Huggie Hoop Earrings – Tory Burch
7. Debutante Perforated Hobo Messenger – Henri Bendel
8. Miranda Nile Crocodile Continental Wallet – Michael Kors
9. Orange High Waist Straight Wide Leg Palazzo Pants – Moda Wardrobe
10. Mr. Seymour Women’s Toe Cap Oxford – EKOCYCLE
2. Joan Holloway
Everything about Joan screams va-va-voom. Her signature style features figure-flattering garments like Bodycon dresses and wrap tops that perfectly complement her hourglass silhouette. Rich jewel tones such as emerald, ruby and sapphire look absolutely stunning against her fair skin.
Get Joan’s Look:
1. Gramercy Mini – Kate Spade
2. Weekly Write-Up Dress In Navy – ModCloth
3. Horseman Print Scarf – Hermes Vintage
4. Pebble Grain Willa Zip Satchel – Dooney & Bourke
5. Red Stone Gold-Tone Clip-On Earrings – Monet
6. Tassel Lariat Necklace – Vince Camuto
7. Toerless Muse Suede Triple-Strap Pumps – Christian Louboutin
3. Megan Calvet
Everything about Megan is new, young and exciting. As an aspiring actress waiting to be “discovered,” Megan is always eager to sport the latest trend. Groovy, colorful and bold pieces match her lively personality. Her wardrobe consists of psychedelic prints, monochrome ensembles, statement jewelry and mini shift dresses.
Get Megan’s Look:
1. Alexa High Collar Shift Dress – Lilly Pulitzer
2. Straw Hat – H & M
3. Gazebo Chandelier Earrings – Lele Sadoughi
4. Tassel Pearl Bangle – Topshop
5. Twist Wrap Arm Cuff – Topshop
6. Semi Precious Cuff – Topshop
7. Brushed Bangle Pack – Topshop
9. Huey Mule Sandals – Topshop
10. Small Soho Canvas Top Handle Bag – Gucci
Betty is the lady your mom always wanted you to be. She’s the perfect hostess and housewife. Her style is feminine, delicate and appropriate — think Grace Kelly. Betty’s makeup consists of subtle, cool tones paired with a bold lip. Her go-to garments are consistently composed of neutrals, soft creams, floral prints and baby blues.
Get Betty’s Look:
1. Mint Green Floral Print Sleeveless Shirt – New Look
2. Pearled Dandelion Drops – Elizabeth Cole
3. Pearl Necklace – Tiffany & Co.
4. Emerson Place Phoebe - Kate Spade
5. Meet Me At Coral Island Ultimate Nail Lacquer – CATRICE
6. Vegas Volt Lipstick – M.A.C.
7. Redd Lip Pencil – M.A.C.
8. Kiersten Sunglasses in Camel Tortoise – Kate Spade
9. Pigalle Follies Patent-Leather Pumps in Nude – Christian Louboutin
10. Big Star Luna High-Rise Short in Tribe – Big Star
Craving more Mad Men style? Check out these retro-inspired rooms to get your mid-century modern decor fix.
Looking for a fresh neutral alternative to gray and brown? Of course black is hot, hot, hot right now and black and white is even hotter! Psst! If you want to know what is coming just around the corner, stay right here and get your pinning trigger finger ready! Get ready for an influx of navy and indigo in your life. Yes! Navy is not just for nautical beach looks. It is truly one of the most versatile, user friendly neutrals out there. Bonus! It pairs great with all other neutral players like black, brown, gray, and beige, so blending it right into your current look will be seamless.
image via Room & Board
image via John Robshaw at Room & Board
Navy has the power to be the great equalizer. It pairs so well with both masculine and feminine accent colors that it has the power to make a room feel eclectic and gender neutral. Paired with blush pink it feels moody and sophisticated. When navy teams up with yellow, whites, and grays it instantly feels contemporary and fresh.
Look for shibori dyeing techniques like in these napkins from Anthropologie. Pillows and little accessories like this picture frame by Nate Berkus for Target and tray from yours truly are perfect for blending some fresh navy into your existing color scheme. Go all out and create a lux cozy feeling with navy walls. Or, split the difference by adding a statement investment piece like a clean lined couch or side chairs.
image via Anthropologie
No matter how you play you cannot go wrong with classic neutral that is making its way back to center stage.