Design Through the Decades: The 1960s

Design Through the Decades

From go-go dancers to groovy hippies, there were all sorts of vivid styles catching fire in the 1960s. With higher skirt hems came taller boots and with flowing maxis, flat casual sandals. Matching your shoes to your bag was a common trend, especially in the monochrome mod crowd. See how to bring these looks into the 21st century chic and sound…

Go-Go Boots
Valentino Studded Leather Knee Boots:
You’d be hard-pressed to find any go-go boots outside of a Halloween shop, but Valentino’s black boots at least give you the chunky heel. At Neiman Marcus for $1,795.

Jil Sander Two-Toned Boots: Go-go boots were all about accentuating the shape of your legs. With diagonal zippers and gold-tone metal decorating the base, these would be sure to win you attention on the dance floor. On Shopbop for $1,325.

Short, Chunky Heels
Nicholas Kirkwood Patent Leather Pumps:
Square toes were popular in the ‘60s. To update a chunky heel, pick up a pair with pointed toes! On NET-A-PORTER for $635.

Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Patent-Leather Pump: Bright patent leather was everywhere, often decorated in equally colorful florals. Skip the dated flower power look and get people’s attention with mega-watt crystals instead. On NET-A-PORTER for $895.

Birkenstocks
Birkenstock Arizona:
While the German company has been around since the 1770s, it experienced a serious renaissance during the Woodstock era thanks to its comfy Birkenstock. On Zappos for $89.95.

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