The final season of Mad Men has officially started. The year is 1969, and oh, the times they are a changin’. The first episode hinted at the fashion shift. Gone are any hints of the ’50s; instead it’s looking straight ahead into the 1970s. Costume designer, Janie Bryant, will be able to have a lot of fun this season because there is so much going on, fashion-wise. I can’t wait to see how each character develops. Although, Don Draper seems to be unmoved, all the other characters are adapting. The chiÄ‡ simplicity of the sleek suits, skinny ties, and knee-length skirts are starting to wane. Hem lines are rising, even on conservative Peggy Olson. Ties are bulky and loud, which aren’t the only questionable choices Roger Sterling is making. Polyester is prevalent, patterns are poppier, and shoes are getting a lift.
The two characters I am most interested in watching are Sally Draper, who is at the perfect age to experiment with different looks, and Megan Draper, who is showing us around stylish LA. Her fabulous first look was cinematic perfection. Below, I have curated some of my favorite 1969 styles that you can incorporate into your wardrobe today. There’s so much to be inspired by. Tune in every sunday (click here for the complete schedule) to watch Mad Men and feast on nonstop 1969 fashion including California hippy cool, rebel flower power, refreshed mod, preppy polish, and more.
Pin 1 of 10
I found this vintage daisy pin on Etsy after seeing Peggy's on the Mad Men promo poster. It's charming and mod. If this one is already gone, search on Etsy to find other vintage gems.
Medallion 2 of 10
This gold pendant would look great worn with a V-neck shirt or high collar dress, but you can also wear it with just about anything.
Jumpsuit 3 of 10
This is a jumpsuit that Megan could get behind. It's a great color and has beautiful detailing on the top.
Dress 4 of 10
Polyester is not the most breathable for the summer months, but it's washable and won't fade.
Tights 5 of 10
These amazing tights might not be for everyone, but they are ready to party. Because they are such a loud pattern, I recommend pairing them with something simple, like a solid color dress.
Sunglasses 6 of 10
These sunglasses are mod enough to be loved in the 1960s, but on trend enough to be worn today.
Moccasins 7 of 10
In the second episode of Season 7, Sally Draper and her friends talk about shopping for Pocahontas boots. These moccasin boots with fringe around the top are perfect for summer festivals or palling around town with your favorite breezy sun dress.
Palazzo Pants 8 of 10
Shoes 9 of 10
The platform hasn't started to make its mark yet, but these loafers are similar to what can be seen in 1969.
Striped Scarf 10 of 10
This pattern, colors, and style would be perfect for Mad Men's New York offices.
If you are still as excited as we are about the upcoming fashion, check out our homage to the 1970s. Brooke and I show you some of our favorite items from our closets that show off the groovy fashions that Mad Men are just starting to hint at. Check out some awesome ’70s-inspired fashions here!
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