Integrate “Mad Men” Style Into Your Wardrobe
The ladylike ensembles seen in “Mad Men” have influenced our fashion zeitgeist in numerous ways. To mix a little ’60s screen siren style into your 2010 closet, try:
The women of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce rock charmingly muted hues we just don’t see any more -- deep teal/green hybrids, creamy off-mustard yellows and cherry reds that border on orange. Invest in a few pieces sporting these colors -- they look especially chic when you feature them in “now” styles like pencil skirts and caged gladiator heels.
Mid-knee Full Skirts
Women of this era embraced their femininity to the max. It was all about the hourglass shape, and ladies like Joan Harris did everything they could to maximize the waist-to-hip ratio. A pointy bra/girdle/full skirt combo was common then. In our current age of shape wear, we can go about this in a far more comfortable way. Why not work the ratio?
Matching Shoes and Bags
This is the subject of much debate. The upshot? It’s not necessary in the least, but if your goal is to channel one Ms. Betty Draper Francis, a matching purse and heels adds a touch of Kennedy administration sensibility.
This stunning golden accessory is just as useful as it is visually appealing. Slip one over a funnel-neck sweater and revel in your sexy secretary sophistication. Add a broach and an elegant chignon, and the look is complete.
Skinny floral scarves boast a French air of je ne sais quoi without seeming stuffy. Pair one with a solid pink shift and you’ll need to tell your date to stop getting “handsy” at the drive-in.