Twenties and thirties inspired fashion is all about clean lines and structure, and the use of art deco inspiration has persisted through many eras to create some classic items. This Harri Clutch by Diane von Furstenberg has an effortless retro style that's timeless enough to pair with a wide variety of looks.
Workwear rails in most high street shops would have us all consigned to a life of ill-fitting blazers and suit pieces in a variety of drab colours. However, turning to retro designs can be just the antidote, achieving that balance between conservatism and style in your day wardrobe.
This Newsy Dress by Diane von Furstenberg is a perfect piece of stylish daywear, using a shirt dress shape to create a suitably formal silhouette, the graphic seventies-inspired print ensures there's nothing dull about it. Made from a 100% silk fabric, the colours are vibrant and head-turning, while the luxurious material allows for the shape to skim the figure in the most flattering fashion.
Get it from Matches Fashion online for £330.
Among the designer houses there are only a few who are reliably retro season after season. Chiming with a vintage-look aesthetic once again is Diane von Furstenberg, with a new line including this Selema Dress.
Featuring a floral print that manages to be both current and retro, the cut of the dress takes cues from a sixties and seventies aesthetic. The collarless high neckline and casual loose cut tap into a Eastern-influenced kaftan style, always associated with a late sixties chic.
It's available online in the UK from Matches Fashion for £346.