Often when the high street attempts to interpret the more psychedelic vein of sixties fashion, the result can be an overblown and cartoonish image. With a more Autumnal colour palette and some simplistic styling, however, Matalan have managed to create a more chic image in this Heraldic Print Shift Dress.
Amongst the current seventies trend sweeping the high street, it's accessories like bags and shoes that have really hit the mark for retro lovers. While some footwear designs are exaggerated and over the top, these Strappy Tan Sandals from Matalan are a truer interpretation of vintage seventies style.
The slight platform and chunky heel create an ideal base for the crossed straps and t-bar design of the uppers. In a rich brown shade of faux leather, this pair have the combination of colour palette and sturdy design that really speaks of the 1970s.
Get them now from Matalan for £18.
`Higher end designers may be moving away from early sixties suiting, thanks to the waning love affair with Mad Men style, but there's plenty of choice left in more affordable outlets. This Classic Suit Jacket from Matalan provides a hint of upper class 60s chic for the office or beyond.
The sharp cut achieves its retro credentials thanks to the feminine cropped bodice and slim sleeves, with a high collar creating just the right tone. In a bright monochrome colour palette, large buttons create the perfect Chanel-inspired styling without the price.
It's available now from Matalan for £28.
Like many budget clothing stores in the UK, Matalan's latest womenswear output has taken the brand from functional to fashionable for all consumers. This Sleeveless Houndstooth Dress displays their newly found eye for style, with a sixties influenced dress for less.
The sleeveless a-line shape provides the basis for a great mod look, while the monochrome houndstooth print is sharp and chic. The addition of black trim at the pockets and peter pan collar adds some structure and effortless mid-sixties feel.
Get it now from Matalan for only £18.
Perhaps not the first place where you would look for retro style, but this 1960s-style sleeveless check dress is avaialble at Matalan right now.
Very much in a mid-60s style, it uses a vintage-like check cloth and black contrasting detail for that very 60s collar and pocket detailing.
It's new in and most sizes are in stock. Grab one online (and possibly instore) for just £18.
I'm guessing Matalan isn't the first place you would look for some retro style, but this dress and jacket just might fit the bill – and for very little money too.
Undoubtedly inspired by 1960s Chanel, it's a slinline tweed check shift-style dress, which is available on its own or with the short jacket in the same cloth, complete with twin pocket detailing.
Stock online seems a little thin, so you might want to check out your local store. Cheap enough at £28 for the jacket and £20 for the dress if you do find one though.
Via Modculture News