Versatility is the name of the game with this dogtooth checked pinafore dress at Miss Selfridge. Read more
British heritage inspired fashion has been on the up in recent seasons, providing plenty of new options on the high street for retro lovers. Belying its pricetag, this Checked Fitted Jacket from New Look has an upper class fashion feel that transcends eras.
Taking inspiration from country riding jackets, this version is given a fashionable and feminine twist by its fitted tailoring. With a classic check fabric, elements like brass-look buttons, a full skirted back and accentuated shoulders combine to give a timeless mid-20th century feeling.
Get it now from New Look for £39.99.
While nautical stripes and fifties florals fill the fashion mag pages, there's plenty of retro print choices still to plunder. Often forgotten, the checkerboard pattern is a versatile and instantly vintage-look choice, as shown by this Checkerboard Cardigan by A.L.C.
Whether you're channelling mod style or a more rudegirl style ska look, this is an ideal choice for accompanying many a dangerously revealing minidress. Even worn as casual daywear, as wardrobe fillers go this one deserves to be worn again and again.
It's available online from Shopbop for $495.