What YOU Taught Us About Style This Week: Mod Squad, Please Report To xoJane HQ

Let's all channel the 1960s, shall we?

Jun 6, 2014 at 4:00pm | Leave a comment

xoJane is my home. I just want you guys to know this. This column has become a bit of a diary for me and I just want you guys to know how much it means to me that I get to write for this site. It’s a really special place and one of the few on the internet where so many conflicting ideas get to hang out together. Especially in the comments. 
 
I don’t know why I’m getting so sentimental about the site, but I just have a ton of feelings right now. It may be because I’m listening to Animal Collective and thinking about high school, when I had TOO MANY FEELINGS. 
 
Maybe it’s just because you guys are great commenters. Maybe I forgot to take my mood stabilizer this morning. Whatever.
 
I’m obviously a little weird right now so I’m going to stay focused with only ONE outfit this week and show you all the things you can wear to recreate it. 
 
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How cute is Shannon? She has a great Zou Bisou Bisou look going on here. A boxy mod dress is really something everybody should have. It looks good on all body types and is appropriate for almost all occasions. I mean, a shift dress is great for any ocassion, but a MOD SQUAD Shift Dress really just adds a bit of vintage flair to everybody’s most comfortable go-to. 
 
Let’s see which ones you can have:
 
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Zooey Deschanel for Tommy Hilfiger Sleeveless Colorblocked Button-Shoulder Shift Dress $47.99; Rock the Colorblock Dress $39.99; Mod World Dress $124.99; Sleeveless Zip Shiftdress $74.99

 
These dresses are all great. All of them are cut away from the body at the waist and show a fair amount of leg. Everybody loves a little leg. I have like the shortest li'l legs, but I love to show them off because I like to dress kinda slutty. 
 
Next, you will need some BOOTS. No mod is set without some awesome boots to keep firmly planted on the floor as she wiggles her butt just so. Here are some options. Please note, though, that go-go boots have been co-opted for modern living by adding very HIGH heels -- if you're looking for a more authentic look, the heel should be no more than 1.5 inches or so. 
 
This is why the Stuart Weitzman boot is perfect. They look amazing and practically last forever. They make your legs look a million miles long and they smell like unicorns (OK, I'm making that last part up). When God decided that a boot was going to exist on earth, God sent Stuart Weitzman down to craft them for us. And craft he did. BEHOLD, THE PERFECT BOOT (and a few others):
 
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MM6 by MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Ankle Boot $128.00; Suart Weitzman Chicboot Stretch Suede Knee Boot, Black $695.00JIL SANDER Leather Half Boots in White/Beige $ 889LAURENCE DACADE Checked Leather Ankle Boots $ 669

 
Moving on to your accessories: Big and bold is the way to go when trying to make your mod vibes authentic. With these you can absolutely dress everything up. 
 
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KENZO solid bracelet $48.46; Three Bangle Set $14.99GAT RIMON Bracelet $ 31.00; EMPORIO ARMANI Bracelet $ 388.00FARHI Bracelet $ 101.00

 
Alright, kids. That is the end of my mod moment. Clearly, I love me a decade-inspired outfit -- I mean, this is my second historically motivated article in as many weeks. So, I think there is something there. What era inspires you? Let me see your BEST outfits in the comments. Spend all weekend taking photos and I want to see your FAVORITE ensembles. Can’t wait!