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BLOGGER CHALLENGE: SIXTIES

Fashion bloggers take on a swingin' trend!
by Jacque De Borja / November 11, 2011
BLOGGER CHALLENGE: SIXTIES

For our final Mango Blogger Challenge, we're ending the series with a really fun trend—the swingin' sixties! Bright pops of color, short silhouettes, and quirky style make up the mod theme!

We asked Lexi Gancayco, Alyssa Lapid, Camille Co and Kookie Buhain to show us how they interpret this trend based on their own personal style! Check it out and we're sure that you'll find tips on how to pull it off too!

Click on the next page to see their outfits up close!

Show us how you wear it by posting a photo in our My Style section.

Alyssa Lapid
Blog: My Beautiful World


What is the 60s-inspired piece in this ensemble and what do you like about it?
The striped sweater—stripes remind me of the 60s for some reason! This is actually a normal sweater but I got a large and turned it into a dress. The colors appealed to me so much that I wanted to wear it on its own and let the colors stand out.

How else would you style it?
I would wear this with anything—loose trousers, high waist maxis, etc. I could also wear this over a plain ensemble to spice things up.

What do you love about the 60s trend?
The 60s trend allows you to play around with different shapes and colors, and I love that about it. Also, the silhouettes of the trend are a fresh sight in the sea of today's body con dresses.

How do you build your outfit around it?
I started with the piece's loudness. If the piece is loud already you can tone it down or support it a bit more for the loudness to pop out. I kept the accessories to the minimum though because I wanted the focus to be on the dress.

How did you make the look your own?
I wanted to be feminine so I decided to stick to dresses only this time. But I still showed some skin!

How do you wear the trend without looking over the top?
I kept everything else bare and tried to stick to just one accessory – sunglasses or bangles. If you're already wearing a 60s inspired piece, try not to pair it with other 60s inspired items. Twiggy was gorgeous and all, but you wouldn't want to look costume-y. Try to make it modern and try to mix your personality in it.

How do you accessorize this trend?
I actually avoided accessorizing that much. But for this trend I would stick to more classic pieces like black bangles, a gold necklace, and a few rings. You could also play around with different hairstyles, like I did!

Additional styling tips?
The silhouettes of the 60s are usually pretty boxy. You can still show your figure by pairing the pieces with fitted skirts, leggings/tights, or skinny pants. It's easy to get drowned in a 60s piece, and it's been said a lot, but don't let the clothes wear you.

What's your favorite Mango piece in this ensemble?
The sweater! Just looking at the dress is an instant mood-lifter. And the boots I paired with the sweater are gorgeous. They're lace up wedges so they're very comfortable and easy to walk in.

How would you wear this trend during the day? How about a night out?
During the day I'd play around with color more, I would wear a colorful piece with pants or boots to make it striking but casual. At night, I would throw on black tights under a dress or get a loose striped top, and wear it over a skirt, highlighting the silhouettes of the pieces.

Alyssa is wearing a sweater and a pair of booties from Mango.

Show us how you wear it by posting a photo in our My Style section.

Camille Co
Blog: Camille Tries To Blog

What is the 60s-inspired piece in this ensemble and what do you like about it?
My jacket, top, skirt and shoes are 60s-inspired. I love that they're all in classic styles and silhouettes but come in colors and prints that are young and fun.

How else would you style it?
For the jacket, I'd probably pair it with red shorts and a crisp white collared blouse. For the skirt, I'd probably pair it with a more causal top like a knit sweater. For my top, I'll pair it-pegged trousers.

 What do you love about the 60s trend?
So many! A lot of the more fun and youthful trends started in this era. I like mod and miniskirts the most.

How do you build your outfit around it?
My key piece is the jacket so I started from there. Since 60s fashion consisted of a lot prints and patterns, I went with a printed top to go with my jacket's pattern. I got a blue skirt instead of the usual black to keep the look young and fresh.

How did you make the look your own?
I mixed classic pieces to create a look that is still youthful and fun.  

How do you wear the trend without looking over the top? 
Don't mix too many loud prints together.

How do you accessorize this trend?
Accessories take a back seat. Go for classic and simple pieces, nothing too bold.

Additional styling tips?
Stilettos and kitten heels are also very 60s.

What's your favorite Mango piece in this ensemble?
The jacket! You don't see a lot of tweed jackets in Manila.

How would you wear this trend during the day? How about a night out?
I'd wear a shift dress with a nice geometric pattern during the day then a miniskirt with a body-hugging long-sleeved top on a night out.

Camille wore a tweed jacket, printed shirt, a blue skirt, accessories, pumps and bag from Mango.

Show us how you wear it by posting a photo in our My Style section.

Kookie Buhain
Blog: Death by Platforms

What is the 60s-inspired piece in this ensemble and what do you like about it?
The orange shift dress definitely channeled a 60s mod look. I love the simplicity of the silhouette and how you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion.

How else would you style it?
I would cinch the dress at the waist with a belt and I'd throw on a fur vest, a floppy hat and a pair of brown ankle boots.

What do you love about the 60s trend?
I love the bright & punchy hues of the Mod look and the carefree, undone character evoked by the Hippies during the 60s.

How do you build your outfit around it? How did you make the look your own?
I went for a Mod look and modernized it with a turban hat, a pair of simple chunky heels and accessories with gold accents.

How do you wear the trend without looking over the top?
Never go the full-blown 60s Twiggy route, you don't want to end up looking like you're in a Halloween costume party.

How do you accessorize this trend?
The 60s was all about minimalism. Complement the 60s piece with simple accessories, preferably in gold tones.

Additional styling tips?
You can also wear this dress as a top together with a maxi skirt in a contrasting hue.

What's your favorite Mango piece in this ensemble?
It would definitely be the orange dress. It's simple but has an elegance to it.

How would you wear this trend during the day? How about a night out?
For a day stroll, I'd wear a white polo (buttoned up all the way to the neck) underneath the dress together with a pair of chunky platform clogs and a fedora hat. For a night out, I'd channel a semi-glamorous look with a gold metal belt with the dress, a pair of sexy black platform wedges, gold cuffs on both wrists and a gold choker necklace.

Kookie wore a tent dress and accessories by Mango.

Show us how you wear it by posting a photo in our My Style section.

Lexi Gancayco
Blog: Lexi The Second


What is the 60s-inspired piece in this ensemble and what do you like about it?
The first 60s inspired piece I chose was the polka dot mini dress. In the sixties, they played around with different bold prints like polka dots. Also, it was during this time that girls started wearing mini skirt. I like how this dress is a mix of modern and classic style.
Along with this dress, I chose high boots to add to the sixties ensemble, since this was a staple piece to many 60s ensembles.

How else would you style it?
I'd wear this dress with statement wedges or pumps also then maybe a few more accessories

What do you love about the 60s trend?

I love how fashion from the 60s looks so comfortable. Some clothes look very structured but still movable in at the same time.


How do you build your outfit around it?
After finding the dress, I decided to just add the boots

How did you make the look your own?
I kept it really simple so that the details on the shoulders really stand out

How do you wear the trend without looking over the top?
Since I wanted the dress and it's details to be the main focus of the ensemble, I chose a simple pair of high boots. Also, I stayed away from using thigh high boots because those are really attention grabbing!

How do you accessorize this trend?
For this look, instead of using a necklace, I opted for a gold scarf to add a little accent to the black dress and brown boots

Additional styling tips?
Don't be afraid to let some prints speak for themselves. I love accessorizing and excessorizing but sometimes it's nice to let an ensemble speak for itself as well.

What's your favorite Mango piece in this ensemble?
Definitely the body-con polka dot dress!

How would you wear this trend during the day? How about a night out?
In the day, I'd wear it with high socks and flat boots then at night I'd change it into heels and add a few more accessories.

Lexi wore a polka dot dress from Mango.

Show us how you wear it by posting a photo in our My Style section.

 
Tags: Mango, Bloggers, Camille Co, Fashion Bloggers, Kookie Buhain, Blogger Challenge, Lexi Gancayco, Alyssa Lapid
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