The past few days it’s been starting to feel like summer here and I can’t wait to wear summer clothes.
This year I’m especially inspired by the bright colours and simple shapes of early 60s clothes and the playsuits and platform sandals of the late 30s and 40s, and hoop earrings!
I’m also very into nautical and cruise inspired 30s and 40s clothes, though I feel like that’s another post!
I found these first three pictures via Q’s Daydream and they perfectly sum up that early 60s summer look I love. Original source: My Fashion Database
Elizabeth Taylor in a headscarf and hoop earrings.
Great 50s playsuits. Source: Burda Archive
I love the strapless dress and the earrings. Source: Burda Archive
The outfit with the white halter dress is great. Source: Burda Archive
Great outfits! Source: Sears archive at Ancestry.com
I love all of these beach coverups. Source: Sears archive at Ancestry.com
Marilyn looking gorgeous in sherbet orange.
Such a great dress. (I wonder if this is Palm Springs?)
Elizabeth Taylor. I love the scarves and the sleeved swimsuit.
Joan Collins. I love loose crop tops worn with tight pants or shorts like this.
Joan Collins again.
Jayne Mansfield. I love the combination of lemon yellow with white details.
Sophia again, these colours are beautiful, especially against her hair and skin tone.
Veda Ann Borg.
My favourite picture of Joan Collins.
Ann Blyth. I love this outfit. The playsuit, the sandals, that drawstring bag! Source: My Vintage Vogue
Anne St Marie. “Wearing a one piece halter top satin striped dress, by Hope Skillman. Photographed by Roger Prigent.” Source: Dovima is Devine
Lauren Bacall in a great outfit. I love the colour, the midriff baring top, the bolero, the sandals, the chunky gold bracelets and hoop earrings.
Patricia Roc. Source: Dr. Macro
Natalie Wood. Source: Dr. Macro
Ann Sheridan. Source: David Paris
This halter top on Dovima is perfection.
Fanny Fan. Source: Soft Film
Another great halter look.
Ginger Rogers. Source: Jeanjeanie61
Yet another great halter outfit, from LaDonna July 1952. Source: What I Found
Great terrycloth coverup on Patricia Lam Fung. Source: Soft Film
The perfect 30s summer look. Source: Musée Nicéphore Niépce
Marilyn Monroe. One of my very favourite outfits of hers.
Yvonne De Carlo. Source: Allposters
Maureen O’hara. Source: Vintagegal
Elizabeth Taylor. Source: Vintagegal