Often when the high street attempts to interpret the more psychedelic vein of sixties fashion, the result can be an overblown and cartoonish image. With a more Autumnal colour palette and some simplistic styling, however, Matalan have managed to create a more chic image in this Heraldic Print Shift Dress.
Amongst the current seventies trend sweeping the high street, it's accessories like bags and shoes that have really hit the mark for retro lovers. While some footwear designs are exaggerated and over the top, these Strappy Tan Sandals from Matalan are a truer interpretation of vintage seventies style.
The slight platform and chunky heel create an ideal base for the crossed straps and t-bar design of the uppers. In a rich brown shade of faux leather, this pair have the combination of colour palette and sturdy design that really speaks of the 1970s.
Get them now from Matalan for £18.
Each time the Summer season rolls around on the high street, sun dresses inspired by a variety of eras hit the rails. Fifties inspiration is always a popular option, thanks to the decade's use of feminine and flowing silhouettes.
This Spotty Dress from Peacocks' By Design range takes a late fifties/early sixties aesthetic and keeps thigns simple and classic. The sleeveless bodice balances out a full pleated skirt, carrying the large polka dot pattern with ease. Finishing touches like a vintage-look brooch and ribbon waist add sparkle without making this piece too dressy for the sunshine.
It's available now from Peacocks for £35.
Finding the balance between practicality and chic in the colder months can be a struggle, with many pretty tops and dresses having to hide underneath our knitwear. This Peter Pan Swing Jumper by ASOS allows for your style to shine whatever the weather.
Made from 100% cotton the top is light enough to be worn on warmer occasions alone, or as outerwear when necessary. The contrast coloured peter pan collar and buttons provide a sharp sixties impact, while the a-line cut and three quarter sleeves are a subtle but effective way to a retro silhouette.
It's available now from ASOS for £36.
Ok, we briefly saw (as it sold it in no time) a reverse colourway of the Adidas London in black a couple of weeks back, now something very different has dropped – the Adidas London in brown suede.
It's still faithful to the profile of the original Adidas London, a slimline trainer with gum sole and perforated tongue, only this one has gone all brown on us – for the suede upper, the leather detailing, even that tongue and gum sole.
Certain to fly out, so get in quick, a pair retails for £54.99.
It's not often that a hot item in magazines like Italian Vogue ticks all the boxes for Retro To Go as well, but that's most certainly the case with these Cambridge Satchels. The company's new bag ranges are set to become something of a cult favourite, and with looks and craftsmanship like these it's easy to see why.
Made in a variety of sizes and colours, each satchel uses thick, great quality leather to make bags every bit as sturdy as the classroom classics of old. Shown above are a classic brown 14" version and the quirkier red 11" – ideal for men or women, these are an investment well worth making.
Now available online from Bohemia, they retail from £75 (decidedly cheaper than the £88 Urban Outfitters are asking).