Many high street retailers would have us believe that the only glamorous shoes are those with towering heels or sky-high platforms. If you're after something that rivals the best stilettos, these stylish Patent T-Bars from Urban Outfitters are ideal.
The Autumn/Winter season always brings an output of glitzy and glamourous dresses in time for Christmas, making it harder to find a more demure aesthetic among the sequins. This Amos Dress from Monsoon is a welcome addition to their new season output, with a classic sixties appeal.
The influence of graphic prints and bold designs really came to the fore of womens fashion during the 1960s, and the use of structural lines and patterns is still reminiscent of that era. This Graphic Print Shift Dress from Oasis perfectly captures that look, making vintage style truly wearable today.
If the 1960s in fashion was all about daring colour injections, the seventies interpretation of that trend brought with it an altogether more muted use of prints and shades. This Blossom Print Dress from Wallis shows the influence of the crossover of the two decades, with a relaxed and folky take on florals.
Some styles never date and go on being reinvented season after season – these Platform Peep Toe Shoes from Topshop are one such style.
This latest incarnation comes in classic shiny black leather with a whopping 5.5 inch heel, somewhat mitigated by the platform sole. The peep toe adds to the pin-up vibe and leg lengthening appeal - a perfect accompaniment to the Autumn/Winter season's pencil skirts starting to appear in the shops.
In addition to black, there are metallic silver and champagne colour options, and a pink pair with black polka dots.
The shoes cost £62 from Topshop – check them out on the website.
With fashion's eternal love of recycling ideas and adding new twists, it should be no surprise that retrospective design is no new thing. The 1980s had a particular fondness for fifties styles, reinterpreting pieces with a unique eighties slant.
This Polka Dot Jacket from Warehouse is really reminiscent of an eighties reimagining of fifties style elements. The 50s polka dot print is used in a simple but structured blazer, with the rolled 3/4 sleeves and hip pockets helping to create that relaxed androgyny of eighties mainstream fashion.
It's available from Warehouse now for £65.