AMC’s hit drama, Mad Men, has received awards for visual style and historical authenticity. Its female leads have inspired women across the country with their sophisticated vintage style. As a result clothing designers and brands (think Banana Republic and Express) have tuned in to the style of the ‘60s and the glamorous lifestyle of Madison Avenue advertising scene as a result.
Mad Men’s costume designers agree a little vintage styling goes a long way. To get the “Mad woman” look from the show, grab a few basics for your wardrobe, including slim pants, a classic shirtwaist dress and A-line skirts.
The Mad Men women aren’t afraid of color and patterns, so go for rich jewel tones (like sapphire and emerald) or light pastels (lime and raspberry) when you’re choosing your vintage inspired pieces.
Your Mad Men-inspired look won’t be complete without jewelry and accessories. One must have Mad Men accessory… A gorgeous pair of pearls. The characters often sport layered pearl necklaces and dainty pearl earrings. Other jewelry pieces you’ll want to add to your collection are long necklaces and diamond brooches.
The Mad Men characters complete their stylish ensembles with structured bags (matching their shoes, of course!), scarves, headbands and cat-eye sunglasses. A swipe of red lipstick will leave you looking as chic as the Mad Men women!