With the Mad Men series finale around the corner, we’re all beginning to feel nostalgic for the stunning fashion on the show. But you don’t have to say goodbye to the retro elegance just because you’re saying goodbye to the show. And you don’t have to buy the official “Mad Men” line from retail stores. You can recreate some of the iconic looks of some of the most fashionable characters, like Joan Holloway, at a thrift store! Or on Krrb.com. We did.
Joanie is the queen of two-toned outfits and she always knows just what tones make her hot red hair pop. This purple skirt and blouse combo is no exception.
The term “Sexy secretary” has existed long before Joan came around, but she brought new life to it. Joan made rigid materials like tweed look amazing on her silhouette, and paired them with vibrant colors, like she did here, to make them youthful.
The Full Length Coat Look
All the ladies of Mad Men rocked full length coats that doubled as dresses when buttoned all the way up. Snag this French Connection coat to get Joan’s seductive, earthy look.
The slinky dress was designed for Joan! And satin highlights the hourglass figure perfectly. The little black shrug is the right, simple piece to keep you warm in this classic number.
Curve-hugging Dress / Animal Print Combo
Nobody rocks the curve-hugging dress/animal print combo like Joan, but I tried. And you can too. Grab this Philip Lim wool dress before the finale Sunday.
High Neckline Dress with a Flirty Skirt
Joan wore hot pink and flaming red so well, many, many times. I’m recreating the look with a 60’s style high neckline dress, paired with a flirty skirt and partially open back. This dress is channeling Joanie. A fur coat dresses it up or pair with a vintage mink.
Joanie Out of Character
Okay admittedly Joanie is out of character here, but this dress channels several dresses Joanie wore. The plunging neckline, regal puffy sleeves and seductive satin will make you wonder why you don’t have a tumbler full of “Something brown and strong” as Don would put it.
From thrift shops to Krrb.com, you can find rare and unique vintage pieces from around the country, in every price range, so you can capture the essence of Joan Holloway no matter where you are.