Steal the Style: The Women of Mad Men

It's been over a decade since the first episode of Mad Men aired, ushering in the Golden Age of Television. For its seven-season run, the...

It's been over a decade since the first episode of Mad Men aired, ushering in the Golden Age of Television. For its seven-season run, the show had graced our screens every week with the dramas of 1960s Madison Avenue advertising executives. It provided an underlying commentary on the social mores of the era, all wrapped up in gorgeous, historically accurate aesthetics.

Sure we can't help but be impressed by how they managed to nail set design down to the very last detail, but the most impressive aspect of show visuals has always been how well they captured the iconic and dynamic fashion of the decade. From A-lines to playful prints to 60s mod, the styles of Mad Men's women have had lasting influence on pop culture and today's fashions, and have always made us kind of wish we were baby boomers (if only so we could dress like that!).

Now you can grab some 1960s inspiration with six of the show's most iconic outfits.

Betty Draper shows the rest of us how to look good running errands, like in this shot from season 3 when she decides to get more involved in local politics. Look just as chic while on the go too with a nice sleeveless dress, sheer gloves and matching sunglasses.

Betty pulls off 60s daywear effortlessly with a sleeveless blouse, spring-coloured slacks and flats. This combination makes for a chic off-duty look.

Joan Holloway was a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside of the offices of Sterling Cooper. The former office manager defied all gendered expectations of her in the era, while at the same time looking incredibly stylish. This dress is paired perfectly with a belt to flatter your figure, and is finished off with a cute little silk scarf. Accessorize with an eye-catching gold necklace!

Joan's office outfits were always on point, accentuating her figure and perfectly capturing iconic 60s trends. A red blouse is a daring choice that she definitely pulls off, tucked into a classic pencil skirt. A thin watch is the perfect accessory to complete this polished and professional look.

The queen of mod, Megan Draper was definitely one of the most fashion-forward characters of the show, standing out in every episode with bold prints and playful hemlines. Steal her vibrant beach look for your next day off this summer!

Of course we can't forget about Peggy Olson. Her style evolution has followed her development throughout the series from a fresh-faced new girl to creative career woman. This power suit is an incredible look, playing with layers on top of a turtleneck while still meaning business.

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Christmas Outfits For Every Occasion

Prepare some festive outfits for yourself this holiday season. The most fashionable time of the year is coming and someone is waiting for you under...
Prepare some festive outfits for yourself this holiday season. The most fashionable time of the year is coming and someone is waiting for you under the mistletoe!

For A Christmas Movie Marathon

Spending an afternoon or evening (or let's be honest - an entire day) watching Christmas movies is a must! And even if you are just lying at home in front of a TV, matching pajamas are never a bad idea.

For Baking Christmas Cookies

You will definitely need a Christmas apron for this! Wear something comfy like a T-shirt and a pair of loose trousers, but be sure to add a Santa hat to add a festive touch.

For Christmas Festivals

One of the best things about Christmas are the Christmas festivals. Dress your best when you attend!

For Singing Carols

Belt out Desk the Halls and We Wish You A Merry Christmas in a warm and festive outfit!

For A Christmas Party

Sexy, elegant and festive is how you should look for a Christmas party. The rule is choose any two colors in the Christmas color palette and mix them together. For example: red/white, black/green, gold/white...

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The Comeback Of Big, “Ugly” Sneakers

Ovni sneakers (if you’re French), Grandpa or Dad shoes (if you’re American), or just “those big, ugly sneakers” if you’re from elsewhere in the world...

Ovni sneakers (if you’re French), Grandpa or Dad shoes (if you’re American), or just “those big, ugly sneakers” if you’re from elsewhere in the world have made a huge comeback this past year. The alien-like sneakers you might have scoffed at several years ago are now found on the runways of Balenciaga with their Triple S model and Louis Vuitton with their LV Archelights. Nike is getting in on the action too with the comeback of their Air Max 97s (original pictured below).  

While the sneakers may look like they from another planet, they aren’t without any charm. In addition to their futuristic and modern design, these shoes are just plain comfortable to wear. So it’s no surprise that people have embraced the trend that contrasts so starkly to the simple and classic tennis shoe trend we’ve been seeing lately.

If you’re into the fashion scene, you might already own a pair of these shoes. But they aren’t exactly easy to style, due to their bulky and oversized appearance.

We’ve made it easy for you and found some nice looks to be inspired by. Pair these shoes with some athletic socks, straight pants, a shirt or even a pair of high-waisted “mom jeans” and you’re good to go!

SPORTY CHIC

Models Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid have fallen for the shoes and mixed them with a trench coat and classic blazer.

CASUAL LOOK WITH SHORTS

Fashion bloggers Xenia Adonts and Aimee Song paired the shoes with shorts for a casual daily look.

CASUAL LOOK WITH PANTS

Brazilian model Thassia Naves and fashion blogger Claire Marnette adopted them for a casual yet put together look that you can never go wrong with.

CASUAL CHIC

Pair these sneakers with your semi-formal wear for a more casual, yet classy look. Seen on fashion blogger Laetitia Nimah Kutob.

Are you convinced? Here are some of the best shoes we’ve found, from the original styles to some significantly cheaper alternative options.

Guest blogger Concetta Borli is always talking about shoes and doesn’t have any room in her closet to store all of them! She can’t skip out on this new shoe trend as she can definitely use another 5cm added to her height.

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