What Would Holley Wear: The Mod Squad Edition

Each week I think Holley can’t possible out-do the previous week’s post.  But, this may be my all-time favorite!  You know I love retro and the 60’s is my decade!  It’s got something for everyone.  Have fun!

My first memory of the mod look dates back to the 1960’s when Twiggy became the first super model.  And then there was the 70s television show, The Mod Squad.  Do you remember how cool they were and how mod their clothes were?  And really…what girl did not want to be just like Peggy Lipton?

Two things you need to know about me:

  1. I was obsessed with the Mod Squad when I was in high school,
  2. …but truthfully, I was more “The Brady Bunch” type.

Yeah, baby!!  Yeah!  Anyone with a sense of humor can’t forget Mike Meyers as Austin Powers! Talk about the ultimate throwback to the 60’s! A current mod look typically has a lot of color and sometimes a sense of humor.  From accessories to coats, there is so much color and fun in this style.  If you like to live on the edge… just a little, think about adding one mod piece to your wardrobe.  A groovy handbag or piece of jewelry will give you that 60’s vibe.  Just like Powers, man of mystery, don’t be afraid to take your groove style to the next level.  Oh, behave!

When I think of today’s mod look, my brain goes geometric….which by the way is the closest thing to math I relate to!  One of my favorite mod looks is a geometric design in black and white.  A handbag that I love on our Pinterest board is a geometric black and white bag by Pierre Hardy.  It would be a great bag to wear with a dress in a bright solid color.  A black and white chevron coat seen on the streets of Paris is the ultimate in geometric design.  But don’t you think just about any look on the streets of Paris is fab?  

So where do I suggest you wear a mod look?  To the Modern Art Museum…of course!  I so hope you had the opportunity to view the KAWS exhibit at the first of the year.  To say the least, it was over the top, colorful, and so much fun.  The new exhibit by Stanley Whitney is also a must see.  Even if you think you don’t like modern art, I know you will love all the colors in the Whitney art.  Did you know it has been proven that color can lift your spirit and make you happy?  I hope that will encourage you to wear some bold colors when you visit the Modern.  Or even consider wearing a black and white outfit and don’t forget to take a selfie in front of the art!

Hello lovely….have you been to the new Neiman Marcus?  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about the new store!  I’m a very frugal shopper, but Neiman’s is my go-to store for inspiration.  By the way, it is so much fun to style watch at the Café and see what designer look the models will be showing that day!   On a recent visit, the model was wearing designs by Etro….so beautiful and so much color!   In December 2016 Neiman’s presented a trunk show by the designer, Libertine….nothing like an ultra-expensive outfit with a sense of humor! Be sure to check out our Pinterest board to see some of the fun designs like the spaghetti and fork swing coat and the “Hello Lovely” sweater. Almost sounds like going to the museum…right?

If you could choose one fashion super power, what would it be? Mine would be color blocking! Sometimes I like to color block by coordinating separates, which I admit can be a little tricky.  The color blocking chart and the color combination chart on our Pinterest board will show you what colors go together.  Once you get the hang of it, you will discover a whole new creative way to add a colorful modern look to your wardrobe.  And if you want to take the easy way out, just purchase a skirt or dress that is already color blocked.  Easy/breezy…right?

Arm Candy

But no matter how you decide to add color, or a geometric design, and even a sense of humor to your wardrobe, be sure to use your super powers!  

Pow – Kaboom!!!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation. Contact Holley at [email protected] 

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