Strong prints and bold textural fabrics are always a great way for designers to inject some obvious vintage inspiration into their pieces, but these can often be the choices that are hardest to wear in clothing. Using both those things in an easy to wear statement piece, this Leopard Joanie Handbag from Fred Flare has tons of retro charm.
The Christmas season each years brings with it an air of luxury, perfectly in sync with vintage styled Winter fashions. The use of luxurious fabrics is ideal for retro designs, with faux fur’s comeback a definite hit.
The welcome return of the cape to mainstream outerwear ranges has mainly focused on a mid-sixties interpretation. Channeling a later style, this Lilly Faux Fur Cape from Boohoo brings a cool crossover from sixties to seventies inspiration.
As often happens in fashion, the least practical items are usually the most appealing. Thankfully with high street prices you can forgive yourself the indulgence, especially with pieces as irresistably retro as this Rebecca Box Coat from Monsoon.
Original vintage clothing and accessories can often pose something of a moral dilemma for consumers, with the frequent use of ethically dubious materials. Thankfully for lovers of the look and not the methods, there's pieces to be found that successfully fake it like this Crocodile Brooch Clutch from River Island.
The use of a deep green faux crocodile fabric, along with a rich brown faux leather, creates a real vintage shop luxury. The addition of a gold crocodile brooch to the clasp is a cheeky little detail with a glamorous and edgy feel, ideal for mid-20th century style.
It's available now from River Island for £24.99.