Thursday, May 27, 2010

Add Some Color to Your Summer

Jean Patou Boutique

Nothing says summer like a pop of colorful print. In 1968, simple lines in shift and tent dresses were what every gal wanted. Designers dressed those styles up with wild and colorful abstract and floral prints, the brighter the better.

Fellow blogger and fave fashion icon Sal at Already Pretty has banished black from her wardrobe for the entire summer. She has challenged herself to wear color and more color every day until August. Sal posts her daily outfit each evening, so you can watch her creativity in meeting her goal for the next 2 1/2 months. I'm looking forward to the results! For Sal, and anyone else who wants to join her challenge, may I suggest these fun dresses from 1968 for inspiration?

Pierre Cardin

Jacques Tiffeau

Lauren Hutton in Vera


Photo 1 and 3 by Guegan, photo 4 from an ad for cotton, 1968 , photo 5 by Penn, photo 6 from an ad for McMullen and Tabu perfume, 1968. Photo of Sal via her blog Already Pretty.


Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

It's amazing to see these fashions from back in the day. Lovely

thefinaltouchideas said...

Love the first dress. I am actally wearing a cute vintage looking summer dress today. I love vintage!

Sal said...

Such glorious, vibrant prints! These are right up my alley for sure.

Thanks for the shout-out, and I'll be posted more info about the BLACK-OUT challenge in coming days!

KellyT said...

I am so excited that there are others giving up black too!!

Sheila said...

I adore those dresses - I hound thrift shops looking for ones like that!

Gladys said...

you know what I love? The colored stockings. I remember that so well. I had a pair of canary yellow fish-nets that I babied through one whole summer.

K.Line said...

Super choices! And Sal's going to need all the colours she can find :-)

fuzzylizzie said...

Well, if you are going to were color, I say do it vintage! I adore that Vera mini LH is wearong.

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