I was two minutes in to the first episode of “Daisy Jones & The Six,” and I was hooked.
Immediately I knew, from the way the piercing storytelling began unfolding with flashes back and forth in time, to the dynamic cast being introduced, this new Amazon Prime series was worth my very precious and very rare alone time (you understand, moms).
But it wasn’t until the second and third episodes that I actually began focusing on the fashion (which, hello, don’t miss Free People and Amazon Prime’s collaboration of an entire collection inspired by the show… I’ve added about half of it to my wish list). And I. am. inspired.
The limited series, based on the bestselling novel of the same name, follows the formation of an iconic rock band and their rise to fame in the 1970s. While the male members of the band certainly have their share of fun fringe and flares, it’s the costume distinction between the female characters — and how their styles evolve alongside their character development — that really catch my attention.
From Daisy dramatically pairing cowgirl boots with everything to Camila’s soft, flowy dresses and statement pieces, I can’t help but think that many of the show’s eclectic ’70s-inspired looks are, in many ways, perfectly in line with where style is headed today (isn’t it fun how everything comes back around?).
The fabrics — from crochet to sheer lace and, of course, long, loose denim — are heavy on spring and summer shelves, and with Coastal Cowgirl aesthetic taking over social media, we’re already seeing Daisy’s go-to shorty-shorts-and-boots combo imitated heavily by Gen Z (especially for concerts and festivals, which, naturally, feels right on point).
11 Carefree Summer Outfit Ideas Inspired By ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’
I love so many things about the fashion in “Daisy Jones & The Six,” but I think my most favorite element is with Daisy in particular, and how she wears whatever the heck she wants — however she wants to wear it. Pants? Who needs ‘em. A statement coat without a shirt underneath? Iconic.
Directly imitating the outfits in the show would be a blast (perhaps for Halloween, anyone?!), but focusing more on the individual pieces that we can put our own spin on feels the most like Daisy. These are the looks from “Daisy Jones & The Six” that I’m the most inspired by for my own wardrobe.
1. Lace, Open-Knit & Crochet Tops & Dresses For Texture
The amount of lace, crochet and open-knit elements in the show’s costume design (and the ’70s overall) is what drew me in the most. I’ve already seen a heavy increase of these textures in spring and summer fashion, and now after watching the series, it’s all I want to wear — I can’t get ENOUGH.
How I’d Wear It: I wouldn’t sway too much from Camila’s styling. Her looks are amazing with adding a fantastic statement pair of sunglasses and minimal jewelry, letting the texture on these pieces be a main focus. I’m a sucker for texture in all aspects — tops, dresses, matching sets, even accessories!
2. An Oversized Button-Up Worn As A Dress
I found myself leaning in closer to my TV when Daisy walked into the studio wearing nothing but a long, oversized button-up shirt and boots (to which a band member asks, “Why isn’t she wearing pants?”) and nearly lost it, considering our TME gang just rocked the “No-Pants Trend” (all in the name of April Fools). But, ironically, I found myself laser-focused on this outfit of Daisy’s and began taking mental inventory of the button tops in my closet I could re-create this with.
How I’d Wear It: The key here is to find a button-up shirt long enough so as not to feel uncomfortable — as if you quite literally forgot your pants — or to simply find a proper shirtdress (there are so many good ones). If rocking a classic top, I’d search for ones that don’t have side slits or cuts too high up the leg. I especially LOVE the idea of Western boots a la Daisy.
3. A Shacket As A Bathing Suit Cover-Up
I love that this swimsuit outfit feels a bit punk rock, as a shacket isn’t your typical beach cover-up. Yet, Karen makes it a whole look, throwing her hair in braids and wearing shorts with a giant tote swung over her shoulder in a way that’s also reminiscent of Y2K fashion. With the right bathing suit, this outfit can easily take you to brunch and errands too.
How I’d Wear It: I would personally opt for a softer shirt-jacket, in place of a structured khaki, so as to feel most comfortable wearing it directly on skin. Karen’s outfits were often tailored, but I’d choose an oversized style (or order up from my normal size) to make it feel current with today’s trends.
4. Western Boots & Jean Shorts For That “Legs For Days” Look
Western boots are no longer just for Nashville. They’re a *hot* item this summer, everywhere you look. With the Coastal Cowgirl aesthetic on the rise, we’re seeing boots paired with lots of flowy, light, beachy tops and dresses, and it’s looking very ’70s. Daisy often rocked hers with shorty-shorts, and it gave that “legs-for-days” look I find especially fun to rock.
How I’d Wear It: To maximize on the leg-lengthening effect, I’d mimic Daisy by sticking with shorter inseams (4 inches or maybe even less) as well as miniskirts and dresses. But I wouldn’t stop there: To get the most wear out of my boots, I’d also pull them on with flowy dresses a la Camile and under long, loose jeans (Daisy rocks the flares-and-boots look multiple times in the show).
5. Pretty White Tank Tops For A Timeless Vibe
If there’s one thing Daisy wore the most, I think it was a little white cropped tank top. White tops, in general, are a fresh option for warm weather, and are truly timeless when paired with a good pair of jeans. Daisy often had a shawl thrown over her tank to give more of a layered, textured look that I found especially pleasing.
How I’d Wear It: I wouldn’t take the cropped element too seriously, and instead focus on reaching for any white top to pair with denim. White is the best because both gold and silver jewelry look great with it, so I’d definitely add some pretty, minimal stacks. If opting for a longer top instead of a cropped one, I would also tuck it in and add a belt for a look that still mimics Daisy’s.
6. Sheer Caftans & Dusters For Chic Layering
I’m not sure I’ve ever wanted a duster more than I do after watching Daisy dance around the stage in them. She wears all sorts of caftans and capes throughout the series, and they’re always somewhat sheer, adding a dimensional look to her outfits.
How I’d Wear It: I love the idea of wearing a sheer duster or caftan just as you would a light cardigan or button-up shirt — thrown over jean shorts and tanks, over dresses, even over a bathing suit on vacation. It’s feminine, flirty, and very eye-catching with little styling effort.
7. A Regular Ol’ Blouse With A Front Tie For An Upgraded Classic
I think just about every female character wears a crop top with ties at some point in the series. Karen usually pairs hers with a statement belt that feels very pleasing to the eye, but I especially love Simone’s, seen above, that gives off the feeling she just tied up a fitted button top (she actually wears more of this same style throughout the series).
How I’d Wear It: Not unlike the ’70s, I’d rock any crop top with super-high-rise pants. I love how a front tie can give a regular ol’ blouse more interest — and it’s even super-easy to do with button-up tops already in your closet (just leave the bottom buttons undone and tie it up!). Heck, I even love a front-tie swimsuit, my personal go-to with high-rise pants (even if not planning on taking a swim).
8. Breezy Maxi Dresses To Keep It Easy
Camila’s style is one I’m probably drawn to the most. We see her wearing endless amounts of long, flowy dresses, and although her style starts out as simple and easy, it subtly evolves as her character develops, adding bold statement pieces that showcase the powerful woman she is.
How I’d Wear It: A flowy dress is honestly so good for summer. Wedges are often paired with Camila’s looks, but I’d personally slip into simple flip-flops, strappy sandals, or even my Western boots. I also wouldn’t overthink the hair — there’s something about that long ’70s mane that just feels so easy.
9. A Saddle Bag For Carrying All The Things
Saddle bags, or an over-the-shoulder bag with elements of leather and suede, are seen carried by many, if not all, of the female characters. This bag style is quite timeless, but I do think those leather, embellished and studded features are going to be seen more often again (as opposed to the minimalist versions that have been more popular in recent years).
How I’d Wear It: Personally, I’d wear a saddle bag with every outfit. I’m not a huge collector of bags or purses. When I find one I love, I will wear it for the next decade, and I think that’s what is so great about a leather or suede over-the-shoulder bag: It’s versatile, and it works for everything.
10. A Classic Striped Shirt For A Subtle Sailor Summer
Daisy and Camila are front-runners in the series, but Karen and Simone certainly feel just as important with both the storylines and costume brilliance. Karen’s darker, grunge outfits feel very foreshadowing of the ’80s to come, and she’s no stranger to rocking a great striped top. While her stage outfits are more of a glam grunge (I love the velvet suit), it’s the simple moments like this that feel very inspiring to me.
How I’d Wear It: I think a classic striped long-sleeve tee is a wardrobe staple, and this look is perfectly simple and easy for every day. I love pairing stripes with straight-leg jeans or baggy denim shorts and a shoe in a pop of color.
11. Midi & Maxi Denim Skirts For A Trendy Look — No Matter The Era
Denim is timeless, but it’s having a big moment this year. I love that Camila rocks a few versions of the denim midi skirt, especially since midi and maxi denim skirts are trending really heavily today, and it’s one of the few things she wore on repeat besides dresses.
How I’d Wear It: I’m a huge fan of denim skirts — of all lengths — but I can’t get enough of the midi and maxi skirts right now. I love styling them with Western boots and open-knit tops, all elements that make you think of the ’70s, but a simple flat & oversized sweater is amazing too (for more ways on how I’m wearing the trend, check out this post).
There’s a whole slew of style elements from “Daisy Jones & The Six” that I didn’t get to (hello, flare jeans and statement-making shearling coats and chunky belts), but these 11 wardrobe staples are my standout favorites — not just because they look UH-mazing, but because they’re actually very easy to re-create today (and leave you feeling right on-trend).
What was your favorite look from the series?
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