When buying knitwear and warmer items for the Winter months, it can be easy to forego style for practicality. Thankfully you don't have to compromise on either with stylish retro items like this Knitted Sailor Tie Top from Topshop.
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.
This set sail playsuit is the ultimate swim suit for those wanting to embrace the fashion from days gone by.
The lovely velvety material is slightly different to your normal lycra swimming gear, but stick with it and you'll have a uniquely beautiful outfit to wear on the beach. It's ideal for lounging around in and if you're feeling brave you could always don this outfit on a night out matched with high waisted shorts. It features navy blue velvet with a bright red anchor stitched onto the chest and white rope lining along the neckline and straps.
Because of the material this swimsuit is best reserved for outside of the pool. It costs $60 (£38) and you can buy yours online from Etsy.
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.
Do you remember The Captain's Pattern fabric Jonny Hannah designed for St Jude's Gallery and we featured a little while back? Well, the artist has used that fabric's retro, seafaring imagery for his Loomings, Coffin and Scrimshaw print set.
Each set includes 16 prints, each reproducing a different vignette used for the fabric, such as the tattoo-style love heart shown above. Also contained in each set is an introduction by the artist. Limited to 50 editions, if you like the nautical flavour of these prints better pick one up quickly.
A set costs £75.
Buy it from St Jude's Prints
With nautical trends all over the high street of late it's easy to fall into the kitsch camp. That's no bad thing for many retro lovers, but for a more muted take on the style for day time this Sailor Dress from New Look is ideal.
The flirty circle skirt shape compliments a fifties style well, with a strappy neckline taking it further into an early sixties look. The navy and red colour scheme are lightened for a summer look with a large percentage of crisp white.
Get it online from New Look for £28.