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Eastern Embellished Tunic from Wallis


The use of Eastern and African influences in vintage fashion is often best remembered in later sixties looks, worn on almost everyone from The Beatles to Woodstock kids. The hippy aesthetic didn't die with that decade, however, with the 1970s taking those influences further into the mainstream.

This Eastern Embellished Tunic from Wallis taps into that time in seventies fashion, with a print and loose fitting cut that provides a more polished version of folky sixties style. The use of intricate paisley print, rich bright colours and a loose chiffon fabric combines to create a look that's just ethereal enough for the masses of the era.

It's available now from Wallis for £36.

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Button Front Cape Blouse by Pippa Lynn


When we think of sixties cape styles, most people recall luxurious coats and jackets. The unique silhouette wasn't just used in outerwear however, making this Pippa Lynn Cape Blouse a chic little sixties look item that stands out from the crowd.

The use of a flowing fabric allows for the swing shape to really shine, with a collarless neckline and three quarter sleeve length giving some delicate and subtle femininity. The use of a warm beige and red polka dot print adds some cutesy retro charm in keeping with the vintage inspiration.

Get yours online now from ASOS for £48.

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Sleeveless Floral Chiffon Top from New Look


Most of the sixties influenced looks on the high street focus on dresses and sharply cut mini skirts, but finding something to pair with those minis can be a challenge. This Flower Chiffon Bow Top from New Look offers a stylish solution that stands out among the many plain blouses and cardigans.

The sleeveless cut instantly injects some retro appeal into the silhouette, with a high neckline adding the right amount of conservative balance. It's the print that really makes this top though, with a modernist floral in a rich orange shade. Finished with a kitschy bow at the waist, the vintage inspiration is obvious but not overdone.

Get it from New Look now for £19.99.

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Blue Spot Blouse from Topshop


For a truly timeless sixties look simplicity is often the key, with the mid-decade styles relying on great cuts and fabric choices to create a sharp style. This Blue Spot Blouse from Topshop imitates that aesthetic well, offering a top with a subtle chic.

The use of a slightly sheer chiffon fabric adds some daring femininity to a conservatively cut shirt with long sleeves and high collar. The peter pan collar, combined with a peep hole notch at the back, add unmistakeably retro elements, along with a simple dark blue polka dot print.

Get it from Topshop for £38.

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Peasant Blouse from Bettie Page Clothing

Looking for that perfect piece to compliment your circle skirts and cigarette pants? Finding fifties separates can be tricky on the high street, so retro reproduction brands like Bettie Page Clothing are always at the ready.

This Peasant Blouse is a super chic choice that you can wear again and again. With an off the shoulder cut, there's just enough sex appeal without showing too much. The short cuffed sleeves and bombshell red shade finish off a top that's perfect for fifties and early sixties styles.

It's available from Bettie Page Clothing for $35.

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Zig Zag Print Top from Miss Selfridge


Continuing the high street's current love affair with seventies looks, the decade's unique mixture of hippy influence and decadent chic is providing the latest inspiration. This Zig Zag Print Top from Oasis treads the line between both those influences with ease.

With artfully draped loose fabric, the silhouette is instantly seventies thanks to a batwing style square cut. The mixture of floral prints and earthy colours adds a post-sixties folk style to a top that's versatile and stylish.

It's available from Oasis now for £26.

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