Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Get The Look: Rock and Chips

Forget Mad Men, forget Pan Am. Rock and Chips is where it's at for early 60s fashion. The series, prequel to "Only Fools and Horses" is set in 1960. What I love most about Joan's wardrobe is that, being a working class girl, she doesn't have a vast collection of clothes, so you see the same garments repeatedly, combined in different ways through the series.

Here are a few of my favourite outfits from the first two episodes - I'll post more another time.

Winter Brights

1. 1950s winter white swing jacket $56.00
2. Red nylon ruched gloves $16.00
3. Mint green cableknit sweater $22.00
4. Vintage teal wool pencil skirt $15.00
5. Red leather belt $12.95

"I'm not wearing a bra"

1. Green skirt with pleated detail $40.00
2. 1950s white leather stilettoes $56.00
3. Leopard faux fur belt £3.49
4. Cableknit red sweater $15.00

Turning Heads

1. Faux fur leopard print jacket $145.00
2. 1960s Red faux leather handbag $25.00
3. Pink cableknit cashmere sweater $22.00
4. Black leather cinch belt $9.85
5. Pendleton red wool pencil skirt $35.00


1. 1970s rainbow chevron stripe skirt $52.00
2. Classic 60s white handbag $25.00
3. Soft leather cinch belt $6.95
4. Black rockabilly blouse $28.00


  1. I love the styling for this character and the outfits you created! Thank you so much for featuring a skirt from my Etsy shop!

  2. Definitely! London, everyday 60s-70s is where it's AT! I have a bugbear about people mixing up British and American vintage (basically we didn't have big frothy cupcake clothes in the 50s because fabric was still scarce for your average woman) - because I think the UK, still being poorer, was forced to be more creative!

  3. Love this post! Not only did you do a fantastic job finding ways to recreate the look, but I'm also having so much fun going through all the shops you shared. Looking forward to more!

  4. I've noticed on other Brit productions that they use limited wardrobe. Doc Martin's Louisa character had beautiful clothes, but realistically, she wore them throughout the season.

    I want to see this show!

  5. It's on youtube - that's where I took the screenshots.

    xx Charlotte

  6. I love the way you've sourced these outfits! What a cool way of achieving a vintage look!

  7. Ohhh I used to LOVE "Only Fools and Horses", I had no idea there was a prequel to it! I guess this will be my methadone for while Mad Men and Pan Am aren't on =P


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