The second half of Mad Men’s final season won’t air until 2015, and we’re counting down the days, fantasizing about the fashions its leading ladies will flaunt. This Halloween, wear your Mad Men fan girl badge proudly with a DIY costume inspired by steely bombshell Joan Harris then take a style cue from her ‘60s mod attire for an office-appropriate ensemble.
Now that Joan is a partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, her style reflects both the era in which she lives and her authoritative professional persona. To channel Joan circa 1969, skip the sheath dresses of earlier seasons and look to curve-hugging power separates. Try a high-waisted pencil skirt like the Attention ponte knit panel skirt and a feminine but prim top like Jaclyn Smith’s sheer pintuck pleat blouse, which features a groovy floral print.
Time to accessorize! After years of wearing her signature gold pen necklace, Joan is now jazzing up her outfits with oversize brooches, printed headscarves, and medallion belts. Worn as a headscarf, the Zermatt aztec print scarf will help add a playful vibe to your outfit. Just fold the fabric until it’s as wide as a headband and tie it at the nape of the neck.
Next, pick a bold handbag, like the Sofia by Sofia “Marisol” satchel, in Joan’s go-to hue: red. Lastly, no Joan look would be complete without a red pout, which you can achieve with Maybelline New York’s richly pigmented Color Sensational Lipstick.
Best of all: since Mod fashions are all the rage, you can re-use these pieces come November for work or play by mixing and matching them with other wardrobe staples. Wear a sleeveless A-line shift dress over your pin-tucked blouse or rock a graphic print sweater with your color-blocked pencil skirt. Make it your own mod, mod world!
Shop the Look:
Attention Ponte Knit Panel Skirt
Jaclyn Smith Floral Sheer Pintuck Pleat Blouse
Zermatt Aztec Print Scarf
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick
Sofia by Sofia Vergara “Marisol” Satchel Handbag