Though bold in streamlined silhouettes, high hemlines and punches of color, Mod is one of the easiest styles to wear no matter one’s age or body type. When it comes to contemporary interpretations, the enormity of this midcentury modern movement rooted in London’s youth culture has been synthesized into a few key elements:

Start with a mini, add color blocking and finish with a bang, as in hair bangs.

Punches of Color by Mod Squad

It’s a great excuse to don brights like kelly green and orange, and electrify classics such as slingbacks, and your grandmother’s slacks and shift dresses that suddenly seem chic again thanks to Stella McCartney, Michael Kors and company.