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Mod Fashion Looks for Spring and Summer

Mod fashion is still here with a vengeance and we are going to see a lot of those retro looks from the sixties in the stores for both Spring and Summer 2013.  Many designers have jumped on the mod bandwagon for the next couple of seasons including Michael Kors, Fay, Moschino and Louis Vuitton. The look is very fashionable and colorful and reminiscent of the look and flair exhibited by famous sixties youth Quakers such as Twiggy, Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin.

 

The short mod styled shift is popular and this means dresses with thigh high hems and simple A line silhouettes. Most are adorned with blocks of colors in sweet pastels and eye-popping prints.  Another characteristic of a mod-look dress is contrasting piping.  Fay showed a pink tween and green vinyl Mod dressed that was paired with patent leather pink venetian “slipper boots. Kate Spade featured the blocked out Mondrian with lines worn with pointed black flats and accessorized by bright magenta pink purse made out of basket weave.

 

Mod fashion also constitutes op art prints such as large black and white checks and stripes.  Louise Vuitton showed a boxy mid-calf dress made entirely of a large black and white checkerboard print worn with checkerboard pumps.

 

Mod was also all about the baby doll look complete with puffy sleeves, short skirt and lacey eyelet cut-outs.  Moschino has come out with a line of innocent looking little girl dresses with cut outs in the fabric.

 

Moschino also showed some very black and white suits with striped trim, a boxy almost Chanel fit and a short hem.  The suit like looks were paired with white hats there were reminiscent of police hats from the era.  These are paired with large round white plastic sunglasses with black glass and shiny gold earrings.

 

To get the updated mod look for 2013 it is important to have the right accessories such as satchel handbags, mall box bags and whimsical little bags. Kitten heels, pointed pumps, Beatle boots and paten leather Mary Janes.  Round and cat eye sunglasses, such as the ones showed by Moschino also complete and authenticate  the look.

 

These looks are complimented by other modern optical checks, tweeds and optical prints as well as square tipped shoes with large buttons and buckles. The idea is to look like you are honoring the retro era without looking like you are wearing a costume.

 

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