When the colder weather really sets in, investment in a stylish dress coat is a must to complete your carefully chosen retro outfit. Luxurious heritage looks are ideal, drawing on decades of outerwear design inspiration in pieces like this 1923 Scarf Riding Coat from Wallis.
The recent seventies influence on the high street's fashion shows no signs of stopping, with strong retro designs across womenswear ranges. This Belted Midi Coat from ASOS is one of the best we've seen, with a relaxed chic that looks worth twice the price tag.
Much of the fifties looks available from reproduction brands and the high street of late have erred on the side of structural, vampish looks. If rockabilly style isn't for you, a more traditionally fifties look can be achieved with items like this Poppy Print Skirt from Dorothy Perkins.
The circle skirt style is given a softer edge with the use of a flowing cotton fabric, eschewing the heavily structured alternatives. The poppy print utilises the floral trend without falling for cliché, and adds impact with its colour palette too. Finished with a long hemline, this skirt is ideal for a more conservative and classic fifties inspired wardrobe.
It's available now from Dorothy Perkins for £30.
With faux fur coats all the rage once more on the high street, most designs have focused on a mid sixties look or earlier. If you're feeling braver in your vintage look apparel, this Melise Faux Fur Coat from Boohoo Pink taps into a later sixties look to bring something out of the ordinary.
The coat's oversized cut, along with longer fur fibres, creates a more extreme silhouette. Tapping into the decadently trashy aesthetic of Edie Sedgwick and Nico, this coat speaks of a later sixties retro appeal that's less often seen from mainstream brands.
Get it online from Boohoo, as part of their Pink collection, for £70.
Maxi dresses have become a staple on the high street over the past few years, and are now branching out in their sources of inspiration. While many provide a slightly hippy style, this Fluted Maxi Dress from ASOS taps into a sleek seventies aesthetic.
Made from a fine knit fabric, the dress is light enough for everyday wear while being luxurious enough to carry the weighty flow of seventies Winterwear. With a simple, longsleeved fit, the moss green or black shades have a hint of later beatnik chic.
Get it online from ASOS for £46.
We're quite keen on Mikkel Rude shirts. Not least because of their excellent fit, great choice of cloths and the ability to stay looking good after a few washes. If you fancy giving them a try, the new range is now available, some of which are pictured here and over the page.
The fit, cut and design are essentially the same, a classic 60s-style button down with fairly high button-down collar, slim fit, box pleat, button sleeve and single breast pocket. Although this year, there are also some long sleeves in the range, as well as some plain colours.
Check out many more pictures over the page. You can buy the new shirts at Oi Polloi in Manchester, American Classics in London, Storm in Copenhagen and Martin C. in Paris, as well as online at the Mikkel Rude website, although the new designs don't seem to be selling on line just yet (keep checking). Prices are around the £65 mark.