Of all the fabrics that instantly spell high end luxury, fur is a timeless classic. Faux fur options have improved hugely over the past couple of decades, looking every bit as glamorous as the real thing. This Cream Cossack Hat from Miss Selfridge is a chic and sumptuous retro accessory that uses faux fur to great effect.
When looking back on twentieth century fashion history, there are few more iconic images than that of the 1920s flapper girl. While achieving the look can be difficult to carry off for most occasions, a nod to the style can be achieved with ease thanks to these Deco Lady Earrings from Dorothy Perkins.
The design features a flapper girl image, complete with the art deco references associated with the era, from the Louise Brooks-esque hairstyle to the fan detailing of her headpiece. In cream and gold, the luxuriousness of art deco design is captured in a fun yet delicate pair of studs.
They're now available from Dorothy Perkins for £8.50.
It's a rare occasion when the mainstream high street shops bring us items with retro looks stretching further back than the 1950s, but once in a while a rare gem will sneak through. This pair of Bordeaux Slingbacks from Monsoon are an ideal choice for lovers of many vintage eras, providing a perfect accompaniment for everything from flapper to mod styles.
The t-bar slingbacks are truly classic, with the use of a low heel and closed almond toe. In a rich cream shade of leather, these dancing shoes have a real vintage treasure feel, making them perfect to pair with your well chosen retro threads from 20s evening looks to 60s daywear.
Get yours from Monsoon for £50.
White high heels have come to have a terrible reputation in recent years, but it only takes one shade of difference to turn a pair into a classic vintage-look option. These Demi Wedge Bow Heels from Marks and Spencer are a cutesy retro pair that will pair with a great variety of looks from fifties to eighties.
The fabric uppers take away any hint of tackiness that might be present with faux leather, while keeping them affordable. With a rich cream shade, the bow detail adds just enough retro kitsch, while a simple rounded toe shape keeps things classic. Sweet and stylish, this pair will see you through a very vintage Summer.
They're now available from Marks and Spencer for just £25.
For instant sixties impact, outerwear that's sharp and structural is always a winning choice, and a look that's been done to great effect by many modern designers. This Vanilla Frosting Coat from Moon Collection pulls off undeniable retro chic that'll transform any outfit.
The coat's vintage inspiration is clearly seen in the cut and silhouette, with a subtle a-line shape that falls to the mid thigh. The double breasted buttons and mandarin collar provide structural impact, bringing in some of the exotic influence seen across later sixties fashion.
Get it online from ModCloth for $74.99.
While we are big fans of truly vintage-look bags and accessories from new designers and the high street, there's always room in our hearts for a more quirky retro option. This Patent Leather Carry Case by French & English Confectioner's has an irresistible charm that's unique.
The rich cream shade of patent leather is the ideal backdrop for a briefcase style illustration, printed directly on to the bag front. With carry handles and a sizeable inner, it's ideal for both weekends away and work days with your laptop.
It's available online from Not On The High Street for £155.