Thursday, March 11, 2010

What is Mod Style Clothing?

By Ashlee L

A lot of you may wonder this as you search the internet for the cute, unique, trendy clothes that we all so desperately want. And thus, I will now give you my take on mod clothes.

"Mod" was a 1960's subculture, or counterculture, just as "punk" style, or the "scene" style is nowadays. Short for modern, the term was usually used to refer to anything that was popular, fashionable or, you guessed it ... modern!!! This is similar to how nowadays we refer to the terms "emo's" or "scene kids" for those unique fashionistas who mix the alternative style or Japanese street style together to create their own unique style of clothing.

Typically, as in any other subculture, mods were rebellious and went against the grain. The mod style completely lost it's appeal when it became commercialized, derived, and fake; just as trends usually go. The big clothing companies were now trying to make new mod style clothing, thus the allure of individuality was gone (mass produced "indie" clothing should ring a bell here ... a large company cannot provide "indie" clothing as "indie" means "independent").

Females in the mod scene usually dressed somewhat andgrogynously, with tailored trousers or dress pants, flats, and cool makeup. Think twiggy; the light foundation and bold, stunning eyes. Who doesn't love dark liner and false lashes? The mod clothing style is usually made up of bold prints, geometric patterns, and bright colors. Teeny tiny miniskirts, mini shift dresses, a-line skirts, and chunky patent leather boots are a must have for any mod fashionista.

Ashlee L is part of an indie clothing store located in Portland, OR, specializing in mod indie clothing from both indie designers and local artists. Eclectica Clothing strives to provide the freshest looks at prices that won't make your pockets bleed.

To keep up with Ashlee's unique take on style, you can visit the Eclectica Clothing Blog for advice on indie outfits, mod style clothing, and great makeup.

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  1. Nice post!

    Now a days lot of designs have arrived in to men & womens fashion style. But one of the key items every men & woman should have is a pair of jeans that flatters your figure and can be dressed up or down.

  2. Interesting!

    When it comes to men’s clothing the first thought which sparks in my mind is designer jeans. Anything will be suitable with designer jeans might be tees, shirts, jackets or blazers. Men in designer jeans look cool and handsome!