I know everything around us is rushing towards fall right now, but if you ask me, this is the time I enjoy summer the most. It’s finally cooling down enough to be outside but we still have those much-cherished extra hours of daylight. In my opinion, this is when summer starts to get good.
These lists are an ode to my favorite summer movie growing up, Now and Then. Between the small-town 60s-70s charm and the awkward navigation of coming-of-age relationships, there was a little something for everyone in our household to relate to and love.
I love to see modern technology done in a retro fashion, like the Fujifilm Instax Mini and the Crosley Bluetooth record player (which, by the way, is VELVET!). The Madewell denim wrap dress can work in the heat now but could be even cuter come fall layered over a turtleneck and flares. The same goes for the ASOS mules, which, though it can be a polarizing choice, would be great worn with chunky socks as the temperatures drop. If you don’t believe me, I’d like to present the court with exhibits A and B. A gold script necklace from Ryan Porter, a pair of retro glam Warby Parker sunglasses, and some adorable Madewell patches are style classics that you can wear year-round. A road-trip-inspiring print from Dean Martindale and a blush Reema floor cushion add some laid-back, retro style to your home. Pop a bell on this darling city cruiser bike from Six Three Zero and you’re practically Christina Ricci herself. And even my candy obsession, Haribo gummies, give a nod to the era in a classic cola flavor.
I’ve been listening to this playlist all week and it just makes me so happy. It’s a mix a classic feel-good 60s and 70s songs mixed with some more modern artists that share the nostalgic retro vibe. These songs are all upbeat and uplifting. In my opinion, it’s the perfect playlist for a barbecue, pool party, or any other party where there would be a wide range of ages in attendance. You can follow the playlist on Spotify or click to listen below.
What was your favorite movie growing up?
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