Now that 'retro' and 'vintage' is an seemingly all-encompassing thing now, it can be tricky finding something that's simple and actually captures that 'timelss' look from years gone by. However, rummage amongst the loud 80s patterns and ironic t-shirt slogans and there's still a load of gems to be had.
There's always plenty of choice out there for fifties lovers who favour dresses and skirts, but for a more relaxed take on the era's style it can be a trickier shopping trip. That's what makes these High-Waist Jeans from American Apparel worth a look, with a classic shape that you'll want to pair with everything.
A defining moment for 20th century fashion was the influence of traditionally menswear-based techniques and styles on the wardrobes of women everywhere. Taking tailoring into a whole new area, the best retro fashion can often be seen in andorgynous items like these Yellow Flared Trousers from Dorothy Perkins.
The combination of a high waistline and flared legs creates an instantly recognisable 70s style, with the ironed pleats creating a chic formality. Using a bold yellow shade is undeniably vintage inspired, with this pair opting for a soft yellow that makes the pair a little bit easier to pull off.
Get yours from Dorothy Perkins for £29.50.
When it comes to a truly sixties styled mini skirt, the key is in clever and stylish details. This Tan Scallop Skirt from Oasis captures a very mid-sixties feeling, with only a simple few design elements.
Fifties frocks are always an option catered for by the many retro brands out there, and often replicated on the high street too. Finding equally snappy separates can be more of a challenge, making these Bright Sailor Slacks from British brand Tara Starlet even more special.
Great tailoring has always been central to effective retro fashion, creating those striking silhouettes that signify each era of 20th century fashion. These Mia Tailored Trousers from Whistles need nothing else to create an instantly fifties feel for any occasion.