For a quick injection of vintage-look decadence in any wardrobe, faux fur is a great option for outerwear and accessories. While the original style icons wore the real thing, this Faux Fur Plunge Collar Cardi from Miss Selfridge has all the style without the tricky morals, and at a fraction of the price to boot.
In chillier months it's an absolute must to include a well chosen cover up with every retro ensemble, something that compliments the look without distracting from that perfect frock. This Cherry Spot Cardigan is a simple and versatile choice with New Look's usual affordability.
The skinny knit allows for a feminine fit that won't spoil the overall feel of an outfit, with the cutesy cherry print providing an extra element of retro kitsch. Ideal for a Spring fifties look, the white background makes this versatile enough to wear day or night.
It's available now from New Look for £19.99.
Many of mainstream fashion's interpretations of the fifties pin-up look rely on a very literal interpretation, amping up the sex appeal. This Anchor Honeycomb Cardi from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel uses more subtle elements, to create a retro piece with versatility.
The cream boating jacket provides an ideal base for cute nautical details like captain's jacket style buttons and an anchor motif. The result provides a piece of outerwear that can be adapted for a number of retro styles, from fifties to eighties looks.
It's available online in the UK from My Wardrobe for £301.
Simple separates are all very well for creating a retro wardrobe for every day, but the addition of sixties style points like crochet can lift the look to something special. These Daisy Crochet Tops from Oasis use the retro elements with subtlety and chic.
The monochrome colour palette allows a daisy crochet pattern to stand out, creating a visible nod to Mary Quant's mid sixties styling. The capped sleeved top and cardi are both a cutesy pairing for skirts, shorts or pants that have the right balance between girly and grown up style for a Winter mod-inspired look.
While nautical stripes and fifties florals fill the fashion mag pages, there's plenty of retro print choices still to plunder. Often forgotten, the checkerboard pattern is a versatile and instantly vintage-look choice, as shown by this Checkerboard Cardigan by A.L.C.
Whether you're channelling mod style or a more rudegirl style ska look, this is an ideal choice for accompanying many a dangerously revealing minidress. Even worn as casual daywear, as wardrobe fillers go this one deserves to be worn again and again.
It's available online from Shopbop for $495.
Finding the ideal balance between practicality and prettiness is always a tricky task in fashion. While the warmer days draw in, a lighter cover-up like this Cornelli Cardi from Miss Selfridge is an ideal option.
The piece achieves a cutesy sixties look thanks to simple and chic details, from a lemon yellow wool shade to mini daisy buttons. The short sleeves, high neckline and short-line body achieve a neat and sharp look equally suited to fifties and sixties looks. The crochet detailing front and back adds a unique twist, without compromising the vintage inspiration.
Get it now from Miss Selfridge for £30.