Summer is the perfect time to be a little more adventurous in our looks and dare to sport some flamboyant pieces. A good alternative to denim shorts and crop tops are retro outfits, inspired by the massive vintage trend that has dominated the fashion scene for a decade.
Imagine spending a few weeks on the French Riviera; your beach style should match up to the fabulousness of your surroundings. The Rainbow Winters printed swimsuit is very flattering and gives off a unique 1950s diva feel. It can be perfectly matched with the Ocean Blue Scarf sarong and Aqua Green beach bag by Rubi & Cube. To add a little 1970s vibe and complete the outfit, throw in some vintage sunglasses… a perfect “Movie star goes to the beach” look.
RAINBOW WINTERS – Printed light-activated swimsuit
ESTABLISHED – Sydney Vintage Sunglasses
ORI & OCCI – Navy Anchor Espadrilles
RUBI & CUBE – Aqua Green Bag
RUBI & CUBE – Ocean Blue Scarf Sarong
One of the most fashionable prints for summer 2016, Fete Imperiale’s Vichy pattern immediately gives off a Bardot vibe from the woman wearing it. To stay protected from the summer heat, add a classic Panama hat with metallic details and pair with Minorquines’s gold leather sandals and Jack French’s bronze Travel Wallet for a retro overall look. To avoid being anything beyond fashionably late, wear a simple suede and gold Abbott Lyon watch.
ABBOTT LYON – Brown Suede Kensington 40
MINORQUINES – Gold Metallic Leather Sandals for Women
FETE IMPERIALE – Amelie Dress in Vichy Print
PANAMES & CO – Panama Hat with Tan Ribbon
JACK FRENCH LONDON – Travel Wallet in Bronze Fiesta
When the sun comes out, it is always especially appropriate to add a little more colour to an outfit and what is better than a bright red to underline a fashion statement? For a hot summer night, try an Italian 1960s movie star look by wearing Yuzzo London’s Red Graphic Print A-line dress and Sarah’s Bag’s beautiful Hibiscus Print clutch that matches the leaves on the bottom of the dress. Finish off the outfit with a red pout by MDMFlow, diamonds by AFew Jewels and nude kitten heels by De Siena – feminine yet comfortable.
YUZZO LONDON – Red Graphic Print A-Line Dress
DE SIENA – Regina Kitten Heel Pumps in Nude
MDMFLOW – Supreme Lipstick
SARAH’S BAG – Hibiscus Clutch
AFEW JEWELS – Kliot 18ct Rose Gold Earrings
Summer is an occasion to show off your true Bohemian style, and a 1970s outfit theme will definitely do the trick. A short ethnic printed dress worn with a pair of De Siena flat sandals is an easy day-to-night summer look. Add in Hoss Intropia’s thick waist belt in a dark colour for a slimming effect, a gypsy long necklace for a touch of glamour and the Emm Kuo clutch bag in gold snake to tie the look together.
DE SIENA – Cecile Flat Sandals in Black
RIGON & RIGON – Rolo Gipsy Yellow Vermeil Necklace
ETHOLOGIE – Abital Printed Dress
HOSS INTROPIA – Thick Waist Belt
EMM KUO – Dia Minaudiere Clutch Bag in Gold Snake
Get ready for a retro and glamorous summer! If you liked our style suggestions please share on social media. Thank you!