As often happens in fashion, the least practical items are usually the most appealing. Thankfully with high street prices you can forgive yourself the indulgence, especially with pieces as irresistably retro as this Rebecca Box Coat from Monsoon.
Though the 1960s may be fondly remember as a decade that made waves in fashion, it wasn't just the youth market offering up iconic pieces. Thanks to the big name brands like Chanel, a decidedly more prim and chic style pervaded too, making this Velvet Trim Jacket from Topshop a nice take on a more grown up 60s look.
Though mod look fashion may be the sixties inspiration which dominates our high streets, there's a huge amount of inspiration available from across the Atlantic from the decade. This Leopard Coat from ASOS is ideal for tapping into that grittier New York style, exemplified by Andy Warhol's factory girls.
Well chosen accessories can be the most effective, and most affordable, way to transform any outfit into an instant retro ensemble. This Feather Detail Floppy Hat from River Island can't fail to add some vintage credentials, inspired by the crossover between sixties and seventies fashion.
Every Autumn/Winter season it's the outerwear that most often draws on classic design for inspiration, providing a great choice for retro lovers across the eras. This Leatherette Trim Coat from Warehouse has a cool vintage inspired feel that will last for seasons.
For a chic and timeless retro look there's nothing quite as effective as monochrome, mixing sharp lines with graphic contrasting shades. This Kiara Crepe Georgette Blouse from Boohoo stylishly combines a variety of fabric textures in a simple piece that's truly versatile.