So, I just thought to myself -- there must be nods to the fashions of 'Mad Men' all over the place, and we don't even realize how cleverly they've been reintroduced into today's trend mix. But are they affordable?
Let's take a look, shall we?
I can easily see Joan wearing this beautiful J.Crew Purple Dress, which is on sale right now at J.Crew for $150. The color would be amazing with her complexion and hair color. And I totally want one of those gold pen necklaces she's always wearing around her neck. Total 60s secretary chic.
Any of the ladies at Sterling Cooper might be keen on the Spectator Pump from Isaac Mizrahi's collection at Target. A steal at $23!
I could easily see Pete Campbell's wife, Trudie, barging in on him in the office unannounced in this type of Old Navy Swing Coat, on sale for $59. She'd probably pair it with one of her matching pill box hats and some white gloves. Me thinks she wants to be Jackie O.
Likewise, Peggy would definitely go for this Plaid Suit Jacket from Isaac Mizrahi's collection at Target. I'd bet she'd have the matching skirt, too. The jacket's on sale for $49.
Lastly, I would bet my hard earned money that today's Betty Draper would shop at three places -- Brooks Brothers, Talbots, and J.Crew -- where she might scoop up this Dream Ruffle Herringbone Cardigan, on sale right now for $89. I can completely envision her wearing it with black cigarette pants, ballet flats, and her big pearls.
Ladies ... the fashions of 'Mad Men' are everywhere, and with good reason -- they are timeless, figure-flattering, rich feminine styles that should be embraced and invested in. And you don't have to spend too much money to get yourself a little piece of the 60s, either.
(Images courtesy of J.Crew, Target, and Old Navy)