4 Tips for Nailing Mid-Century Modern Fashion

It can’t be denied that mid-century fashion is pretty popular among the ModCloth offices. Whether we’re on the hunt for the perfect ’60s-style end table or counting down the days until the season premiere of “Mad Men” (five days to go — woot!), we just can’t get enough. But when it comes to our outfits, we prefer to take a more modern approach. If you’ve been wondering just how to translate your love for vintage and retro style to a more everyday look, our ModStylists are here to help. Check out their tips below, and be sure to visit our full collection of mid-century marvels.


Crop Up – Crop tops are popping up everywhere this season, and we love the Roller Derby Date Top paired with the B. Jones Style Skirt. Mixed prints styled with cutout booties, a neon bag, and a statement necklace lend an updated air to the classic ’60s-ready silhouette. Wear this to an upcoming concert or spring music festival for a show-stopping look.


Sheath Got Style – Dress down a classic sheath dress, like the Lighthouse Hostess Dress, with sandals and an oversized bag for a shopping trip with girlfriends or a picnic in the park. A polka-dot jacket adds a touch of flair and keeps you warm during breezy spring days.

Jumper It Up – The You Totally Rockabilly Jumper has a retro-inspired shape that flatters your curves. Take this wardrobe staple from classic to cool by layering a chambray top underneath, and adding bright accessories. This look, featuring heels and an eye-catching clutch, is definitely worthy of date night.

Pencil Me In – Take a classic pencil skirt and add on-trend touches such as a colorfully striped cardigan, patterned wedges, and a statement necklace. A novelty printed carryall like the In Pursuit of Confection Bag keeps this outfit fresh and fun, yet still ideal for the office.

Let the ModStylists help you with all of your styling needs. Be sure to make an appointment with a ModStylist today!


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  1. Avatar
    Carol Afiune 04/09/2014 at 6:39 am #

    wowwww I loved all looks! it’s wonderfulll!! Muackkkk :***

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    Melissa McCormick 04/18/2014 at 7:28 am #

    Does Mod Cloth carry the skirt in the last pic? Showed me something else when I clicked the link. Thanks!

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