7 Must-Have Retro Items for a Gaby Inspired Look!

Hi, girls! It’s time for another look and more weekly shopping ideas. Lately I’ve been writing about the 60s style looks from the recent Hollywood movie, The Man from UNCLE fashion. So I decided to take inspiration from Gaby’s look for this week’s shopping ideas. I picked out a sixties style dress and retro/ vintage-inspired accessories to go with it!

First of, if you haven’t read my previous articles on this movie’s fashion, here are the links:
The Man From UNCLE Movie Fashion: 60s Style Dresses
The Man from UNCLE | 60s Men’s Fashion

Now, I picked Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander) for this week’s inspiration because her style in the movie was very feminine, cute and it could be so easily translated into modern-day looks! That’s why I styled today’s look with a mix of items that are modern, but have some vintage factors in them.

Here’s a collage of Alicia Vikander‘s looks from the movie. Her character’s looks revolve around sleeveless mini shift dresses. Some of her looks are monochromatic, and some use two colors. Mostly, her outfits don’t have more than two major colors.


Gaby likes to accessorize with matching or contrasting mini-handbags and mid-heel loafers. She likes to wear statement resin jewelry, mostly circular earrings and rings. Sometimes she adds hats, sunglasses or watches.


Sixties Style Dress

60s was a varied decade for fashion. Mid-sixties brought a mod structure to its style and shift dresses that were at or above the knee were in fashion. Geometric prints and color-blocking was also in vogue. Both bright colors and black and white were trendy. It was the time before boho or disco came into fashion.

So for this look, I’d pick a feminine shift dress with bright, contrasting geometric jewelry and thick heels. Perhaps add some false eyelashes and eyeliner for a 60s touch!


This Week’s Final Look

So I didn’t want to copy an outfit exactly as is from the movie. I wanted to create something inspired by her general wardrobe, but still wearable today. Something chic and modern but that has 60s elegance in it. I picked a baby pink shift Ann Taylor dress with a set of Marni resin jewelry. I paired it with Nicholas Kirkwood pumps, an emerald green Miu Miu bag to match the jewelry. The shoes have a retro feel but their cut-glass heels give a modern look, too! And of course, I added a ring. It’s a modern Michael Kors malachite ring but goes well with the emerald-colored resin jewelry!


Here are the item deets:
Ann Taylor Jacquard Sheath-dress
Marni Resin gold-plated brooch
Michael Kors Gold-Tone Malachite Ring
Marni Gold-plated resin earrings
Marni Gold-plated resin bracelet
Nicholas Kirkwood Carnaby Prism Pump
Miu Miu Leather shoulder bag

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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com