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Style muses: 3 lessons from The Supremes


If you've ever sung "Stop! In the name of love" at the top of your lungs, then you probably know The Supremes, a female singing group from the 60s that made THE Diana Ross famous (let's just say that before there was a Beyoncé and her Destiny's Child, there was Diana and her Supremes).

From the moment they started singing together, The Supremes became a style force to be reckoned with. Sure, there were musical hits too - Baby Love and Someday We'll Be Together being two of them -, but today I'd like to focus on some of their best sartorial moments, and the lessons we can learn from them. Here's how to (and why you should) dress like The Supremes.

Winter pastels are a thing

Pastels? For winter? Yes, please! I don't know when this picture was taken, but it gives me fall/winter vibes, which leads me to believe that The Supremes were collectively wearing "spring" colors when it was actually cold outside (please don't tell me if this isn't accurate). And I love it, and I live for it, and I'll be 100% doing the same next fall. With a matching beret, of course.

One color, many shades

In case you're considering matching your outfit to your friend's - or are just looking for ways to wear the same color head-to-toe without it looking too monochromatic -, The Supremes show you how it's done: just pick items with the same color, but different tones and textures. A matching print will add some complexity to the look and, therefore, make the outfit more interesting.

Don't underestimate your dad's closet

Remember de $3 scarf bin at the thrift store? You might want to check it out next time. In a decade as feminine as the 60s, The Supremes weren't afraid to leave their girly dresses at home and wear some masculine clothes and accessories instead. This picture shows Diana wearing a classy, clean white outfit and a silk scarf, while Cindy and Mary went all in with button-down shirts and tailored overcoats.

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