Strong prints and bold textural fabrics are always a great way for designers to inject some obvious vintage inspiration into their pieces, but these can often be the choices that are hardest to wear in clothing. Using both those things in an easy to wear statement piece, this Leopard Joanie Handbag from Fred Flare has tons of retro charm.
The Autumnal weather's arrival can be a bit of a downer for many of us, but when it comes to fashion purchases it brings a whole new excuse to spoil yourself. The colder months bring many more retro options, with great knitwear like this Ped X-ing Sweater from ModCloth tapping into a great vintage look.
Well chosen accessories can be the most effective, and most affordable, way to transform any outfit into an instant retro ensemble. This Feather Detail Floppy Hat from River Island can't fail to add some vintage credentials, inspired by the crossover between sixties and seventies fashion.
If high street fashion is all about appealing to the masses, it sometimes takes a journey into higher priced pieces to find that unique and unusual piece you've been searching for. This Intarsia Cardigan by Le Mont St. Michel won't be everyone's cup of tea, but might just be all the better for it.
The graphic, geometric print has an instant shot of vintage inspiration, in a colour palette that only enhances its sixties and seventies appeal. The cardigan itself has an oversized cut that's simple enough to carry the bold design, lending a very retro air of "borrowed from your boyfriend" to your outfit.
It's available now from Urban Outfitters' Boutique range for £275.