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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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Wool Cape from American Apparel


While the Winter months draw to a close, there's still a chill in the air for most of us through Spring. That's good enough excuse to indulge in some snug outerwear shopping, with this Wool Cape from American Apparel providing the perfect option.

The cape's structure has an instantly sixties feel, with a wide a-line shape and high collar. In a rich navy wool fabric, it's reminiscent of The Beatles' classic Help capes. The cape's androgyny lends itself well to a mid-sixties aesthetic with a short mid-thigh hemline that can create daring femininity.

Get it now from American Apparel for £145.

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Sailor Swing Dress by Stop Staring!


Military influences have carried throughout fashion eras, with each putting its own stamp on the inspiration. Few did it quite so well as the naval-inspired looks of the forties and fifties, however, taking nautical uniform firmly into women's fashion.

This Sailor Swing Dress by Stop Staring! is a pitch perfect interpretation of that look, with a simplistic but effective piece. The contrasting white trim creates real impact at the collar and waist, while the swing style skirt balances the silhouette to create that classic body shape.

It's available online from Stop Staring! for $138.

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Power Shoulder Blazer from ASOS


While the kids were getting all the wear possible out of neon brights and legwarmers, the eighties is a decade perhaps best known for its executive fashion. Power dressing for women truly defined the workplace's look, with suiting taking on new and striking shapes.

This Power Shoulder Blazer from ASOS really captures the essence of the look well, without veering into exaggeration. The padded shoulders create the perfect silhouette, balanced by a neatly tailored bodice with double buttoned waist. Available in two colours, it's the rich navy that really rounds of this retro look.

Get it online from ASOS now from £35.

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James Brown “Viking” print


The Shipping Forecast is a beloved British institution and the cryptic names that make up the sea regions celebrate their 62nd anniversary this year. The James Brown "Viking" print will help you put a place to a name when you're listening to the radio long past your bedtime.

Listing all 30 of the sea regions, from Viking to Southeast Iceland, the single colour print is in a seaworthy shade of navy to bring a touch of the nautical to your home. 

The "Viking" print is £31 from James Brown's website.

Categories / Women's Fashion

Piped Military Coat from Dorothy Perkins


Military influence in fashion has been rehashed from season to season of late, with each new incarnation bringing more outlandish fodder. Among the hyper-modern, however, remains some military pieces which rely on a more classic approach, like this Piped Military Coat from Dorothy Perkins.

The coat is available in a range of four classic shades from khaki to camel, in a wool blend fabric that is both rich and affordable. The funnel neck design adds a feminine sixties look, while brass-look buttons on double breasted detailing retains the uniform inspiration. Adding flap pockets at the hips cleverly creates feminine shape from era-fitting detail.

It's now available, exclusively online, from Dorothy Perkins for £99.

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