Have you all noticed the sixties influence in fashion this season? Everywhere you look there are oversized buttons, mod shifts, and cute peter pan collars, and there was no greater indication of the trend than this year’s Oscar red carpet scene. Anne Hathaway’s studded Miu Miu number and Naomi Watts’ Paco Rabonne-esque metallic stunner were both perfectly reminiscent of the bygone decade, and the notion has trickled all the way down to street styling. Now that we’re well into spring, the sixties are still in full swing!

I fell in love the minute I saw this J. Crew polka dot number! (They seriously have the best mod dresses right now!) In the evenings I wear it on it’s own with a bright pump and clutch, but this particular day I added this chambray peter-pan collar shirt to make the look a little more interesting. I’m a big fan of a preppy collar! It was still in need of a little color, though, so I added this electric blue necklace (also J. Crew) and ring by Audra’s Details.

Mod dresses can be a particularly flattering silhouette.  Make sure that the bust, neckline, and shoulders fit snugly, though, so the whole look doesn’t appear ill-fitting.

We photographed this look on a day when I was prepping for a fitting, and knew that a heel just wouldn’t cut it. I bought these flats recently and can’t stop wearing them! I love the stripes — and that I can be on my feet all day without remorse.

Are you into the sixties style?  Have you purchased anything sixties-esque recently that we should know about?  I just bought a pair of printed cigarette pants that I can totally picture my grandmother wearing in her Ft. Walton Beach days in the sixties!

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    Quinn Cooper | May 8, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Love the chambray shirt styled underneath the dress. Makes it more modern and fun.
    Love the styling!
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

    • Jen Pinkston | May 8, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Quinn! I really appreciate it!

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    julia-lifeonchurchill | May 8, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Very cute, especially with the stripes! Also, I like your hair style! Is the length easy to maintain?

    • Jen Pinkston | May 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks, Julia! I definitely have to get my hair trimmed more often than when it was long because the cut is so blunt. I should really go every 3-4 but honestly it’s usually more like 6. The upside is that it’s super quick and easy to style!

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    Rachel Fackender | May 8, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Loving this combo of polka dots and chambray. I have to say though, Jen, you look adorable is everything you style! x

    • Jen Pinkston | May 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      That is really sweet of you! Thank you so much 🙂

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    FripperyVintage | May 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Very cute dress! Love the 60’s vibe, I have tons of great 60’s jewelry on my website, perfect way to add just a little vintage to any outfit.

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    Natalie Howes | May 8, 2013 at 11:36 am

    This feature is making me want to cut my hair! You are too cute, Jen!

    • Jen Pinkston | May 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Do it! I have had short hair now for two years with no regrets 😉

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    Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls | May 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I LOVE this look, Jen! Sixties is probably my favorite era, since the clothes were so feminine and chic! I’m in love with polka dots, too, so this dress is a match made in heaven 🙂 Love the adorable chambray peeking from under the dress! Fabulous styling, as always!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

    • Jen Pinkston | May 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      I totally agree, Ivana! I love the femininity and all of the playful prints of the sixties!

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    Miro - Dose of Dash | May 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Yay for supporting Austinites! So happy you featured Audra’s Details! Audra and I both went to UT and spent a summer in Milan together taking a design course.

    • Jen Pinkston | May 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      A summer in Milan– that sounds like something I could get on board with! So glad you know Audra. I love her jewelry!

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    tasha | May 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Oh love this look. It is so me. Super comfy and stylish.

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    Elena Boult | May 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    MALDIVES!!! It’s true Paradise <3 <3 Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!! Love Kate Spade!!

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    Natalie (@fashionatalie) | May 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    This is so seriously adorable 🙂 LOVE IT!

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    stellaleeaa | May 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Stripes works perfect with the polka dots. You look so cuuuuute!

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    Aurélie as Mounette | May 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

    very nice dress


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