It’s a mod, mod world! A throwback to the sixties, autumn’s runways sported plenty of mod styles. Bold colors, colorblocking, and simple, modern lines combine with ladylike bags, mini dresses, and fun swing shapes to create this latest take on the mod look. Everything old is new again as Fall 2011 pays homage to these playful, bold, and feminine styles. Add an orange shift dress or a boxy satchel to your closet to steal this mod vibe for yourself.
1. Stella McCartney Edna Wool-Twill Dress ($1355)
McCartney gets it just right with this wool/twill dress. Eye-popping orange makes this simple dress stand-out in the crowd. Wear long into the next season by adding layers as the temperature drops.
2. camilla and marc Circa Circle Skirt ($440)
This fun circle skirt is totally mod. Pair with a simple turtleneck, tights and booties for mix of mod and modern. What looks like colorblocking is actually an over-sized plaid, a must-have for autumn in a very grown-up way. Detailed with hip pockets and a removable belt.
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Patent Petite Rue Satchel ($328)
Patent leather was a signature look of the mod sixties, and it’s taking another turn on the streets now. This structured satchel has a small, ladylike shape and come with a bonus detachable shoulder strap for another carrying option.
4. Plastic Island Harlow Cape Jacket ($194)
Like the camilla and marc skirt, this cape has a circle shape, a very mod look. Layer on both warmth and style with this double-breasted, hooded faux-shearling cape. 8-button closure.
5. BCBGeneration Bias Trimmed Jacket ($168)
Graphic style in a ultra-tailored shape. This office-to-weekend jacket looks as chic with a pencil skirt as it does over your favorite pair of jeans. Slub boucle with bias trim all over style lines.
6. Candela Cap Top Monk Strap Booties ($265)
Sixties meet ’11. These cap toe booties have a mod flair with their colorblocked-inpsired cap toe, but are completely now with their of-the-moment bootie shape. Perfect with tights and a mini skirt, these boots were made to be seen!