Actress Blake Lively is quite busy carving out a name for herself in Hollywood and starting a family ... and we are busy keeping up with her fabulous fashion! At this year's CFDA Fashion Awards, Blake brought down the house in her 1960s-influenced Michael Kors ensemble. Blake is sure to appreciate these patterns for the modern retro looks that she inspires.
Vintage Head ScarfColorful head scarves were necessary accessories in the 1960s. To emulate Blake's look, you are definitely going to need a groovy head scarf. Handmade Martini's tutorial has several style options and length variations to choose from. We would love to see the fun and flirty looks you create.
Color Blocked T-Shirt DressIconic models like Twiggy and Peggy Moffitt made color blocked mini dresses popular. These classic dresses can easily be made using T-shirts with guidance from Rookie Mag. Play it safe with classic colors like black and white, or experiment with bright colors that will stand out in a crowd.
Crochet ShortsDonning this pair of crochet shorts will let your legs steal the show. Doug the Wookie's pattern is perfect for those that are comfortable with their crochet needle. These shorts will be a labor of love because of the intricate details, but the versatility of this piece makes the time spent well worth it.
Tweed CapeThis retro cape from In Honor of Design channels 1960s style icon Audrey Hepburn. This look will add effortless glamor to your fall ensemble. Pairing it with leather boots, leggings, and a richly colored over-sized purse will add to your outfit's timeless allure.
Pill Box HatWe can't talk about the 60s without mentioning the pill box hat. Jackie O. was rarely seen without one during her tenure as our nation's First Lady. Mod Cloth provides a fabulous no-sew tutorial so you can make your own. This is another opportunity to get creative with color and pattern — plaid, houndstooth, or a rich red hue are great choices.
Blake would love to see how her style has inspired you to create — drop her a line on Twitter @BlakeLively and show her your work!