If your closet is looking for a coastal makeover for the holidays, put away that old LBD and bask in the retro-cool that is late ’50s/early ’60s Palm Springs.
A haven for arts, celebrities, and soirées, Palm Springs-inspired attire isn’t all buttoned up mid-century silhouettes but instead amps up its sensual side. Taking cues from pinups a la Bettie Page with a dash of classic Hollywood starlets such as Bette Davis and Brigitte Bardot, the style exudes a carefree elegance – something any holiday wardrobe can use.
For a fresh color story, tweak those muted vintage palettes of the ’50s and turn up the saturation to incorporate brighter hues like cobalt, chartreuse, and fuchsia, while also pulling in ’60s-inspired floral and geometric patterns.
So, get into some vintage va-va-voom for this season’s festive fetes and let your inner ingenue shine.
Mod pink-and-orange daisy BIKINI, cream mohair long JACKET, and pink SUNGLASSES, all available at Jess James + Co. Vintage
Red and pink paisley floral DRESS with bow, blue velvet DRESS JACKET, Italian white SUNGLASSES, pink-and-clear gem clip-on EARRINGS, and gold knit CLUTCH, all available at Jess James + Co. Vintage
White wiggle DRESS with bow back, green printed spearfront SKIRT, straw BAG, Monet gold chain BELT, and Badgley Mischka HEELS, all available at Jess James + Co. Vintage
Metallic quilted wiggle DRESS with matching JACKET, gold hoops EARRINGS, vintage TENNIS BRACELET, and vintage Vogue CLUTCH, all available at Jess James + Co. Vintage
Gucci style raspberry hostess DRESS with satin bow and vintage drop globe EARRINGS, all available at Jess James + Co. Vintage
Model: Oliva Link
Hair and Makeup: Alice Lawson Salon and Spa
Decor: Designs by Dillon
Wardrobe: Jess James + Co. Vintage
Location: Alice Lawson Salon and Spa, 102 Forest Lane
To view more of photographer and stylists Drewe & Kate’s work, go to dreweandkate.com
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