I love the attention to detail that comes from the Levi's Vintage range. But I just wish items like this 1970s Basketball Tee were a little more affordable.
Twenties inspired fashion tends to take the form of elaborate beaded dresses and feathered headresses. Not so with this Devoree Deco Tee from Topshop.
An altogether tougher piece, this tee embraces the sharp lines and geometry of modernist design for a sleek, more masculine take on a vintage look. Wear with skinny jeans and brogues for daytime or hotpants and heels for a dressier evening ensemble.
The tee is made of black devoree, with the design burnt out so that the it stands on a sheer background.
It costs £32 from Topshop here.
Among the many iconic prints that fashion has retained from the fifties and sixties, perhaps the most simple and effective is the Breton stripe. Taken from nautical attire, its translation into fashion still has an air of retro appeal in pieces like this Toulouse Stripe Tee from French Connection.
The t-shirt's structure has subtle detailing that makes it stand out from the crowd, with a slash neck and short capped sleeves creating a silhouette that leans heavily enough on fifties and sixties beat kid clothing to retain the vintage aesthetic.
It's now available from French Connection UK for £27.
Tarantula Clothing have cut their niche in the fifties look clothing market by favouring an edgier rockabilly style, always ideally toeing the line between trashy and glamorous. This Hollywood Starlet Tee is their latest design, with a simple but effective retro chic.
The high crew neckline along with t-shirt sleeves keeps things simple and almost demure, while the irresistibly figure-hugging cut makes sure to amp up the pin-up appeal. Available in a range of surefire patterns and shades, this is a retro separate that will serve any fifties lover's wardrobe well.
Get yours from Tarantula Clothing online for $45.