What did Pantone Spring/Summer Colors Look Like in the 1960s? // 1960s Inspired Spring/Summer Style




Twiggy’s ethereal beauty was the quintessential face of 1960s fashion in my book. Here she rocks Lemon Chrome, Hot Pink, and Cyan Blue.

1960s Pantone Palette:

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I previously discussed how to incorporate Pantone’s SS 2015 colors into your wardrobe and beauty routine, but I began to wonder…what did Pantone’s colors look like in the 1960s?

So along my googling journey I found out that Pantone has been in the color business for over 50 years and you can view their 1960s color choices above.

So in light of these vibrant colors, I can get a feel for why the films, music, art, etc. of one of my favorite decades always makes me feel warm and sunny, like a Beach Boys harmony.


Traditional 1960s piping, silhouettes, & example of popular 60s color Lemon Chrome.


(Patterns for 1960s summer dresses utilizing Pantone’s 1960s palette. www.byronsmuse.wordpress.com)

Swinging London Swag:



England was not only the birthplace of iconic models and the home of inimitable and truly legendary musicians like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, but a hotbed for a fashion movement known as “mod” in a place referred to as “swinging London”



The lovely Jean Shrimpton, another English model, wearing Lemon Chrome and a pretty magenta.

Getting leggy with it:



American models also imposed their fair share of influence on the fashion world in the 1960s. Showing off the legs was considered appropriate and socially acceptable, while showing the cleavage was risqué. By the way, here’s an interesting article about the striking similarities between the 1960s in the U.S. and present day South Korea: http://www.earthexcursion.com/south-korea-america-1960s/.

Favorite 1960s article of clothing:


Another modicum of dress that I absolutely love born in the 1960s: striped pants displayed by probably my favorite musician of all time, Bob Dylan. Andy Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick displays the also popular turtleneck.

Incorporate sunny hues and cheeky styles inspired by the 60s into your look this spring/ summer:

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Don a Lemon Chrome sheath

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Pair it with a Hot Pink floppy hat a la Jean Shrimpton.



Wear a 1960s silhouette like the classic sheath dress in a classic 1960s color like Bright Violet. This one by Diane Von Furstenberg is a bit of a splurge, but well worth it if you have that kind of cash. 😛

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Stripify your lower half like Bob Dylan.

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Get leggy with it in a 60s hued miniskirt like this one by Topshop in Vermillion Orange.

For the finishing touch, achieve a totally groovy 60s cat eye by following this easy tutorial: http://www.wikihow.com/Apply-1960’s-Style-Eye-Makeup

What is your favorite 60s color and fad? :)✌


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