When I was deep in my ’60s phase, I became obsessed with the mod look. Unsure what mod is? Well, it was a style that gained a lot of popularity in the UK in the ’60s. It was all about clean silhouettes, bold patterns, and a healthy dose of black and white. If you know about Twiggy, Edie Sedgwick, or Penelope Tree, then you know already know a little bit about mod fashion.
So if you’ve got love for this era of fashion like I do, why not wear it on a date or a night out? Better yet, why not have a mod themed party with your friends and watch Who Are You, Polly Magoo?, a fun, ’60s movie full of mod styles. But before you do any of that, check out these 10 clothes and accessories you’ll need to emulate a mod look without breaking the bank!
Shift DressThis '60s style shift dress looks great with ankle boots and some big, retro earrings. If you're worried about the shape not flattering your figure, wear it with a skinny belt.Buy it at Modcloth for $34.99
Big Fake LashesMod makeup was all about the eyes. Make yours as expressive as possible with some fake lashes that make a bold statement!Buy it at Sephora for $10
Colorful TightsMod isn't all black and white. There is plenty of color thrown in there. This was the swingin' '60s, after all! Wear some brightly colored tights with a monochrome ensemble or pair it with a colorful skirt and sweater.Buy it at American Apparel for $16
Lined SweaterBig, bold geometric patterns were very popular with mods. That's easy enough to find in a comfy, oversized sweater. Pair it with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings.Buy it at Forever 21 for $19.80
Black And White StripesClassic black and white colorblocking! This blouse--or something similar--pairs well with just about everything from high waisted skirts to your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans.Buy it at Forever 21 for $15.99
Chelsea BootsI love chelsea boots! These would look amazing with some cool tights or rolled up jeans.Buy it at ASOS for $49.82
Bold Geometric PrintsA psychadellic pattern without all the crazy colors! Rock this shirt with a comfy sweater or your favorite crop top.Buy it at Forever 21 for 7.80$
Neutral LipLip color is kept pretty neutral with mod looks. A sheer gloss like this one should do the trick. Remember, it's all about the eyes. Don't let your lips steal the spotlight!Buy it at Drugstore.com for $5.99
Rainbow SweaterThis colorful striped sweater would look amazing with a brightly colored mini skirt, jeans or colorful tights. This is definitely a look that can go in so many different directions and still maintain a mod aesthetic.Buy it at Nasty Gal for $34
Fitted TurtleneckIf you hate turtlenecks, try to be a little open minded! A fitted turtleneck looks amazing with a mini skirt!Buy it at American Apparel for $32
Which ’60s fashion icon do you love? What is the best style to come out of the ’60s? Tell us in the comments!