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Bird Print Jacket from Miss Selfridge


Tropical style prints, from birds to florals, are most often used to conjure up a fifties style in retro fashion. With just a subtle difference, however, the styling can speak to an entirely different era and aesthetic. This Bird Print Jacket from Miss Selfridge takes its inspiration from a sultry seventies look.

The jacket's flowing fit, with billowing sleeves and a waist-fastening front, helps to create an instant seventies look, with the movement of draped fabric achieving a striking silhouette. The use of ombre pastel shades as a backdrop for the exotic print adds some post-sixties modernity, giving you the option of carrying this item through to an early eighties wardrobe too.

It's available from Miss Selfridge for £40.

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Two Piece Playsuit from Topshop


Playsuits and shorts with vintage flair are back for another Summer season, adding something a little different to the many dress and skirt options on the high street. For the braver retrophiles amongst us, Topshop bring us this Two Piece Playsuit.

With a hint of fifties swimwear style to the piece, it's reminiscent of the 60s use of those style elements in daywear. The combination of a crop top and matching shorts is not for wallflowers, but effectively evokes the obsession with the girlish that pervaded much of mid sixties fashion. Finished in a nautical navy stripe the pieces can carry a vintage charm when worn separately too.

Get yours from Topshop for £28.

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