OOTD: 60's Chick
It's safe to say I've gone gaga for 60's fashion recently. I've ditched the hipster jackets and mum-jeans in favour of a mod-girl makeover. Today's outfit comprises of all high-street brands, so read on to see how easy it is to recreate this iconic look on a budget! The outfit: My ASOS A-line LBD makes up the basis of the outfit, I picked it up from Ebay for £10 - très jolie et classique. The high neckline and sleeveless, A-line tailoring is quintessential of 60's style, so with that in the bag the rest is all about accessorising, c'est facile!
I paired the dress with some gorgeous cream crochet Topshop tights which were approx £6, and this punchy mustard coloured coat from F&F at Tesco which didn't cost me a penny as it was courtesy of mum's wardrobe! You can get away with the oversized look here thanks again to the A-line 60's style - I simply turned up the sleeves and fastened with a couple of subtle safety pins so as not to damage the material.
My cream and brown Miss Selfridge brogues cost me £45 but are still going strong four years on - I wear them all the time and there's no sign that they need reheeling yet! I always prefer to spend a little more on good quality shoes that will last, and these look fabulous with both casual and dressy outfits so are well worth the price tag.
A small leather handbag such as this red one from M&S and a pair of large stud earrings, like this faux-pearl pair from Accessorize complete the look.
Makeup & Hair:
Now it's time to get creative avecle macquillage. Look up some 60's inspiration on Pinterest to help. I based my look on the infamous Twiggy! Think au naturel for the base layer - leave any freckles showing through for that girl-ish charm. I used my go-to combo, Loréal's Magique Lumiere Primer and Bourjois' Healthy Mix Foundation in shade Light Vanilla for a natural base. Cheeks and lips are all about pretty peaches and pinks, my Bourjois blush in shade 16 Rose Coup de Foudre looks lovely paired with Topshop's Innocent on the lips.
The eye makeup look is simply monochrome - I used MUA's Trio eyeshadow palette in Smokescreen to create the look, along with my beloved Maxfactor liquid eyeliner for the upper lid and my Lancôme Kohl pencil for the signature lower lash line. Running NYX's Jumbo eye pencil in shade 604 Milk (Lait) along the lower waterline really helps the eyes pop. And simply finish off with a generous coat of mascara for those fluttery lashes! A side parting and slick combed hair is classic Twiggy style. I pulled my hair into a low ponytail to give the impression of a pixie-crop face-on.
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