Psychedelic prints and bold colours have always been favoured by designers looking to ape the sixties aesthetic, but there's no impact quite like that of a monochrome sixties-styled piece. This Two-tone Bouclé Dress by Moschino carries off that look with a chic and modernist retro edge.
The influence of graphic prints and bold designs really came to the fore of womens fashion during the 1960s, and the use of structural lines and patterns is still reminiscent of that era. This Graphic Print Shift Dress from Oasis perfectly captures that look, making vintage style truly wearable today.
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.
When investing in something as often worn as outerwear, opting for classic styles is always the best option. Allowing for versatility and never overshadowing your carefully selected Friday night threads, coats like this Cavendish Mac from Hobbs are a must in every retro wardrobe.
Taking inspiration from the simplicity and class of sixties looks, the mac uses timeless structure like double breasted fastening and a belted waist to create a feminine silhouette. The use of white trim against a deep navy adds structure to the lapels and pockets, nodding to the sixties love of monochrome too.
Get yours from Hobbs now for £149.
Each time the Summer season rolls around on the high street, sun dresses inspired by a variety of eras hit the rails. Fifties inspiration is always a popular option, thanks to the decade's use of feminine and flowing silhouettes.
This Spotty Dress from Peacocks' By Design range takes a late fifties/early sixties aesthetic and keeps thigns simple and classic. The sleeveless bodice balances out a full pleated skirt, carrying the large polka dot pattern with ease. Finishing touches like a vintage-look brooch and ribbon waist add sparkle without making this piece too dressy for the sunshine.
It's available now from Peacocks for £35.
`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.