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By Lenore Skomal Erie Times-News staff blogger
Lenore Skomal is an award-winning author and veteran journalist in all forms of media. She is a weekly columnist and daily blogger for the Erie Times-News. She’s authored 17 published books, including an anthology of her columns, Burnt Toast available on her website   Read more about this blog.
Posted: February 28th, 2013
Dress like a Mad Man

For those fashion mavens out there, it’s official–the latest trend is a la the 1960s. For those of us who lived through the sixties, dressing this way will come easily. Even more so since stores like Banana Republic are rolling out new collections focusing on the styles and fabrics of those Camelot years.

Think shift dresses, knit jersey, turtlenecks with sports coats, capri pants and sleeveless shells.

For my father, the 1960s meant Banlon shirts, pocket handkerchiefs and even ascots, thanks to the British invasion. My mother loved pill box hats, tunic dresses and Jackie Kennedy sunglasses. My sister and I wore bloomers and short shifts, white anklets and Buster Browns.

I have fond memories of that decade–well, before all hell broke loose with the Vietnam War. At that point, life changed for me and I’d venture the rest of the country, never to be the same again.

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