Fashion is always turning to bygone eras for inspiration, and this season has seen a revival of several decades gone by, from the 90s grunge look to the pretty, retro 50s style. For those among us (myself included) who’ve yet to fully venture into vintage clothes buying, there’s no need to worry – the high street has it covered!
A staple of the 50s look is a full, knee- or midi-length skirt. The apricot pink of this belted skirt, £22.99, New Look, adds a modern twist to the trend. High waisted jeans and shin grazing cut-offs (remember ‘peddle pushers’?) are an alternative, if you’re not into skirts.
Bralets are cropping up all over the shops at the moment, in various colours and fabrics. While I wouldn’t normally bare my belly in one of these, when worn with a high waisted skirt, there’s hardly any skin on show. The adorable print of this denim bralet, £25, at Topshop, is too sweet to miss.
And now, for accessories. Hairbands are an absolute must-have if you’re going for an authentic look. The dark colour of this Hawaiian print headband, £2.99, New Look, pairs perfectly with the black jelly peep toes, £40, River Island, bringing the outfit together nicely. Last but not least, a ladylike, classic handbag to finish: the very girly Lady Bag by Aldo for ASOS, £40.
Will you be rocking the retro 50s look sometime soon?