While much vintage-inspired clothing design aims for an on-the-nose copy of their particular era, often a marrying of retro and modern elements can bring a unique appeal. This Mod Tie Back Dress from Judith March takes sixties elements and ties them together with a modern youthfulness, with great effect.
When tackling retro looks the high street can often shy away from braver vintage inspiration, but once in a while a risk is taken in just the right way. This Clown Collar Blouse from ASOS may not be for everyone, but with its chic sixties feel it's well worth a look for lovers of the era.
Investing in retro pieces from smaller brands and boutiques is always worthwhile for special occasions. But if you're after an affordable way to carry on a retro look all week, the high street and budget brands are worth your time. This Spot Print Top from George at Asda may not be the highest quality, but its looks certainly belie the pricetag.
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.
While we most often associate polka dots with 50s design nowadays, their use in 20th century fashion was by no means limited to that one decade. Showing a keen eye for crossover sixties style, this 60s Spot Dress by Yumi uses the spot print in a more modern style.