Looking back through the annals of fashion history, it’s sometimes hard not to get irked by the eighties. While forties fashion kick-started many of the fantastic tailoring shapes and techniques we love, much of the more flambouyant themes of the decade have already been ‘done’ by designers in the eighties. Not a problem most of the time, but when the eighties ruined things, it really went to town.
That means that shoes like these Sherwood peep toes from Topshop can be worn either way, though good design thankfully stands the test of time. Wear them with your eighties clobber, or for a more sleek look try a forties style tea dress and set hair.
£55 from Topshop.