Top 10 high street picks of the week: Mad Men-inspired

By Ally Dean

Chatter around the Hello! Canada water cooler Monday morning typically revolves around weekend adventures (or misadventures), new celebrity gossip and a rundown of the upcoming issue. This week, however, talk circled around one topic in particular: the return of Mad Men. This past Sunday, viewers (including the Hello! team) excitedly tuned in, old fashioned in hand, as the beloved series returned to broadcast the first of seven final episodes.

What would be the fate of Don Draper’s marriage to Megan and his (somewhat) questionable role at SC&P? How would Peggy cope with her rise from lowly secretary to #bossgirl in a man’s ad world? Would Joan finally receive a long-overdue promotion? Would Betty overcome her self-doubt and emerge victorious?

It was a good thing we were well stocked in coffee and in the midst of a slow news cycle...

While Don et al offer no shortage of entertainment, the quick-witted show provides us with a parallel storyline: and that’s the characters’ wardrobes. Conceptualized and brought to life by costume designer Janie Bryant, Mad Mens costumes are, in my opinion, more alluring than the pleasures and perils of SC&P.

Seriously, Joan’s waist could inspire a mini-drama.

In honour of the final season, and with a special nod to the women of Mad Men (shout out to #TeamBetty), we’ve rounded up the top fifties-turned-sixties-inspired separates for under $150.

The bold pieces incorporate the bright, pop art-inspired and colour-blocked patterns of the time with easy to wear accessories, like retro shades and a classic timepiece. The undeniable hero item, the flared midi skirt, channel the ladylike aesthetic of the Mad Men era while textures and finishes add a modern appeal.

Consider this Mad Men gone mainstream.


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