When the high street's more affordable stores tackle vintage inspiration, it's ideal for stocking up on affordable classics that you can wear every day. This A Line Ponte Mini Skirt from New Look has an effortlessly sixties feel that you can team with almost any sixties pieces.
While the high street brands might occasionally dip their toes in retro design, there's plenty of smaller businesses getting their vintage inspired pieces just right all year round. One such designer is UK-based Bubblegum Vegas, with their great range of kitschy retro jewellery and accessories.
The stand out pieces are the rockabilly items, taking vintage tattoo and nautical influences and creating affordable earrings and necklaces to give an effortless nod to your favourite era. Shown above are the Good Luck necklace and Anchor's Away earrings, retailing at £18 and £16 respectively.
Get yours and see more at their online shop.
Regular readers might remember that we featured the return of the Lambretta at the back end of last year. Well, the details of the Lambretta LN scooter launch are starting to take shape – with details of a new Lambretta LS scooter also emerging.
First up, the LN scooter, which has now landed at selected dealers ahead of the full launch. One of those is WK Bikes wkbikes.com, which will have the LN 125. There's an LN 150 to follow later in the year. Both are 'twist and go' automatic scooters, mixing that with old school looks reminiscent of the original using plastic and metal.
Not as cheap as you think though. Made in Taiwan and imported into the UK, the Lambretta LN 125 sells for around £3,300. Ouch. Look out for a twin-seated LS scooter too – that's pictured over the page and will come in 50cc and 125cc models. Likely to be cheaper, but we suspect not by a huge amount.
First mentioned back in February, the car has been customised by Gucci to celebrate 150 years of Italian unification and the 90th anniversary of Gucci. Two variations will be available, a 1.2-litre model for £14,565 and the 0.9-litre TwinAir model, which will set you back £15,765. Both will be available online, first come first served, later this month.
Expect numerous special features, including the distinctive colour scheme, a mix of two-tone black with white interior or white exterior with satin chrome and black interior and the option to buy matching clothing by Gucci to go with your new runaround. None of which is likely to come cheap.
For the ultimate in feminine retro frocks, fifties style swing dresses are hard to beat. There’s a number of retro reproduction brands with their own take on this style, with the UK’s own Brighton Belle adding their stunning designs to the market.
Using a wide variety of fifties fabrics, from quaint and girly gingham to sexier satin numbers, there’s an option for almost every rockabilly and lindyhopping gal out there. The dress includes all the structural points you want from a classic swing dress, with an exaggerated circle skirt, sweetheart neckline and the addition of a tie detailing at the bust too.
Get yours from Dollydagger’s Boutique lines now, starting at £79 each.
The use of androgyny and male influence in women's fashion has been a huge defining factor in twentieth century style. Stretching far beyond the 1980s, elements of menswear are present in fifties, sixties and seventies looks too.
This Suspender Skirt by Pins & Needles is a uniquely versatile piece, adaptable to many twentieth century aesthetics. The high waisted cotton skirt, with its button front is enhanced by cross backed suspenders. Finished in a rich burgundy, the retro influences make this a subtly stylish piece.
Get it now from Urban Outfitters UK for £45.