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Seventies Striped Platforms from River Island

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The high street's big names have truly embraced this season's 70s trend, providing retro lovers with everything you need to emulate the era's many fashion tribes. It seems that footwear is the area where the designers are having most fun, with pairs like these Striped Platform Sandals from River Island.

Combining a chunky wooden platform heel with suede uppers, the textures are spot on for a sumptuous seventies look. Choose from the more classic muted colours or go all out with the Rainbow Brite-esque pair, each capturing a real vintage feel.

They're available now from River Island for £64.99.

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Williams Espadrille Wedges from Topshop

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To complete any retro look, the footwear is always of the utmost importance. That's arguably never more true than in seventies looks, an era when shoes moved from accessory to centrepiece across the era's trends. These Williams Espadrille Wedges from Topshop truly tap into that, making a statement that manages to turn heads without going over the top.

Combining a daring high wedge platform with a summery espadrille heel detailing, the shoe's mesh of textures works well with its vintage inspiration. The upper's suedette is the perfect shade of off-red, creating a warmth that offsets the nautical blue of the striped platform, and is a must for 70s colour palettes.

Get yours now from Topshop for £65.

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Azalea Wedge Shoes from Monsoon

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With the promise of dry and sunny days for the coming months, it's about time to start shoe shopping in earnest. If you're a fan of seventies footwear there's a myriad of choice currently available on the high street, like these fabulous Azalea Wedges from Monsoon.

This pair don't shy away from going all out in the pursuit of retro style, with a stacked platform and wedge heel that'll give you plenty of height. The peep toe slingback is a classic upper, with the addition of a floral vamp detail giving something unique. Finished in a rich cream these are ideal for poolside posing in your kaftan.

Get them now from Monsoon for £60.

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Lola Floral Platforms from Boohoo

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The perfect pair of vintage look shoes can make all the difference to an otherwise understated outfit, and there’s little that packs more punch than some seventies stacked heels. These Lola Floral Platforms from Boohoo don’t shy away from making a statement and they’re all the better for it.

With an unashamedly summery feel, the floral platform heels tap into a post-sixties psychedelic mainstream. The front features a twisted black canvas while strappy heels take care of your ankles at such a daringly tricky height.

They’re available now from Boohoo for £35.

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Polka Dot Court Shoes from New Look

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Even the most perfectly chosen retro dress is nothing without the right footwear and accessories, making it tempting to snap up hundreds of pairs to suit every outfit. These Polka Dot Courts from New Look are the ideal choice to pair with a wide variety of looks, making accessorising simpler.

The shoes are subtle and classic, with a round toed court shape that is versatile. A stiletto heel adds some vampish appeal, while the polka dot is a sweet touch that lends itself to day or night time looks. Also available in black, this red pair capture a great fifties feel that doesn't need to try too hard to work perfectly.

They're available now from New Look for just £22.99.

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Cream Bow Heels from Marks and Spencer

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White high heels have come to have a terrible reputation in recent years, but it only takes one shade of difference to turn a pair into a classic vintage-look option. These Demi Wedge Bow Heels from Marks and Spencer are a cutesy retro pair that will pair with a great variety of looks from fifties to eighties.

The fabric uppers take away any hint of tackiness that might be present with faux leather, while keeping them affordable. With a rich cream shade, the bow detail adds just enough retro kitsch, while a simple rounded toe shape keeps things classic. Sweet and stylish, this pair will see you through a very vintage Summer.

They're now available from Marks and Spencer for just £25.

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