Dressing Local: Pops by the Sea/Summer of ’69

I like to think of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s annual Pops by the Sea event as a really big garden party, and dress accordingly. To me, this might mean flowy, flowery dresses, straw wide-brimmed hats and wedge sandals. But this year’s event theme offered a little bit of a twist. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the Boston Pops’ playlist included music from 1969 – and thus the theme of the event was the Summer of ’69.

I had fun putting together an outfit around this premise, marrying the styles worn by the flower children and the mod queens of the 60s.

I ended up choosing a flowy and flowery top from Artichoke (channeling my inner flower child).

The drawstring that cinches the shirt in the middle allows the shirt to become short-waisted so it pairs well with a pair of high waisted (mod inspired) shorts from Devinto.

I accessorized the look with a pair of straw slides from If the Shoe Fits and gold hooped earrings that picked up the aquamarine color in the top from Wellfleet Marine Retail.

All throughout the day from the pre-show with DJ Ian Lee and Funktapuss to singing along with the Boston Pops to “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine” I felt like I fit right in with the vibe of 1969.