From Diana Ross to the Summer of Love.
The Swinging Sixties is known for major shifts in culture, politics, music, and fashion. Between second-wave feminism and the assassinations of major world leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Malcom X, the tumultuous decade had a direct connection with how people chose to express themselves through style.
The growing popularity of the bikini represented women embracing their bodies while the black turtleneck (like the one often worn by activist Kathleen Cleaver) became an icon for the Black Panther Party. Our modern-day struggles mirror the ’60s, so it only makes sense that there are so many fashion trends that continue to inspire us today. Miniskirts, fringe, bold florals, crochet, tie-dye and more were birthed from this decade, so let this roundup of iconic style moments serve as your mood board now.