Categories / Women's Fashion

High Waisted Culottes from Lipsy


Culottes are an item that many of us unfondly associate with childhood, remembering some very dubious eighties styles that eventually caused the wide-legged short to disappear for many a year. Thankfully the current crop of high street designers are going further back into fashion history for inspiration, as seen in items like these High Waisted Culottes from Lipsy.

With a light and summery feel, this pair takes inspiration from the 1960s to combine a flowing wide-legged short with a structured high waistline and feminine daisy print fabric. The addition of matelot-style buttons at the waist lends another simple retro element too.

They're now available from Lipsy for £35.

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Sunflower Shift Dress from Boohoo


The shift dress may well have become a timeless cut that each decade can make its own, but there's little argument that the sixties did it best. That might explain why many modern designs rely on a sixties inspiration, like this Sunflower Shift Dress from Boohoo.

The use of florals has the cute and quirky feel of mid-sixties design, without plumping for the more obvious choices like daisy print. While the shift shape is simplistic, the mini hemline and lace insert keep the retro influence at the forefront.

Get yours from Boohoo online for £20.

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Lace Babydoll Dress from Dorothy Perkins


Thanks to the eighties revival of recent years, lace has made its way back into the mainstream of fashion. It's finally being used for a wider variety of looks, delving further into fashion history for inspiration to the 1960s with this Lace Babydoll Dress from Dorothy Perkins.

The dress has an instantly early sixties cut, with three quarter sleeves, a short full skirt and high neckline creating a cutesy retro silhouette that was found on both sides of the pond at the time. The daisy print lace adds a textural edge to the simple cut, finished in a shade of red that's just daring enough to stop this being too girlish.

It's available now from Dorothy Perkins for £42.

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Daisy Doile Mini Skirt from French Connection


One of the most iconic fashion symbols of the mid-sixties has to be Mary Quant's much-loved daisy design, an image that has been alluded to time and time again in retro styles. While modern interpretations of Quant's designs can often veer into cliché, this Daisy Doile Skirt from French Connection does it with subtle chic.

The use of textural lace fabric counters the simplistic shape of the high waist miniskirt, incorporating the daisy pattern in an understated way. With a sleek a-line, the skirt avoids the figure-skimming looks of modern minis, finished in a rich retro navy shade.

It's available now from French Connection for £62.

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Daisy Crochet Tops from Oasis


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.

Get them from Oasis now at £35 for the top and £40 for the cardi.

Categories / Homeware

Sagaform daisy, tulip and clover tea sets


These Sagaform daisy, tulip and clover tea sets are another easy way to brighten up a kitchen. 

Pictured is the tulip design but the other designs follow the same pattern – 60s-style, bold floral designs on a generously sized mug. As you'd expect the clover cup features a green pattern, while the daisy is in blue – in fact it would go perfectly with the Jonathan Adler tea towel we featured yesterday. 

They're designed by Camilla Engdahl, the designer behind Sagaform's 'retro' tea cup and saucer. These tea cups each come in a metal tin decorated with the same pattern, surely perfect for future biscuit storage use. To complete the set, they also come with a tea ball. 

An ideal gift for a tea lover, they cost £22.23 each. 

Buy it from the Scandinavian Design Center