Lovers of 20th-century buildings along people who like a bit of pattern should check out the work of Oscar Francis, a company specialising in architecturally inspired prints and textiles.
Spats style shoes and brogues may have been a mainstay of menswear in the early 20th century, but this decade has seen their impact on footwear for both genders. Skewing heavily towards a feminine interpretation, these Delightful Dress-Up Flats from ModCloth are a very cute version.
Many high street retailers would have us believe that the only glamorous shoes are those with towering heels or sky-high platforms. If you're after something that rivals the best stilettos, these stylish Patent T-Bars from Urban Outfitters are ideal.
In celebration of the fifth birthday of Things You Can Buy, Stefi Orazi has produced a new print – Golden Lane II.
Orazi has paid a visit to this 1950s-designed housing estate a number of times, not least in the four different designs she produced for the card set. It's no wonder, as the coloured panels of the maisonette frontage work really well in the piece, contrasting with the strict lines of the architecture.
This print is limited to an edition of 100 and the print costs £110.
Buy it from Things You Can Buy
Brogues have been seen everywhere across mainstream footwear retailers for a few seasons now, which can only mean it's time for the high street to try something new in retro shoes. These spats-inspired Two Tone Shoes by Qube are a quirky and cool pair with evident vintage inspiration.
Taking an earlier menswear trend and adapting it for women's fashion, the idea behind these has a real sixties sensibility. The end result, with a monochrome palette and clean, sharp lines, has instant retro impact that you'll wear again and again.
Get them now from Debenhams for just £25.
T-bar strap shoes are always an easy and effective way to achieve a mid-20th century style, providing that timeless finish to outfits from the twenties to the sixties. For those who find heels hard to bear, Topshop have provided an ideal alternative in these Vinnie Canvas Flats, with all the chic of their heeled sisters.
Made from a cotton canvas, the shoes are comfortable enough for wearing every day and dancing in all night, with a suede toe cap and leather strap too. The peach shade adds some extra retro appeal, providing an unusual take on old fashioned jazz shoes. Practical doesn't always have to compromise on pretty, eh?
They're available from Topshop now for £25.