Tag Archives: retro

A modern classic: Wearing vintage monochrome

I’ve always been cautious of monochrome. It can feel a bit ‘businessy’.

But it can also look really classy. Inspired by retro Chanel, I put this look together for a sophisticated afternoon tea in Paddington.

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All in the Details: How to build an outfit with impact

With grey skies, darker nights and general post-summer blues, it can be hard to feel inspired when it comes to fashion right now.

But making a style statement shouldn’t mean spending a fortune on new season looks. In fact, I promise you already have the building blocks for a great outfit already waiting in your wardrobe. Here’s how to find them. Read more…

Yeah, baby! Street Scenes and 70s Sass

It’s official, ladies- the 70s trend is not going anywhere.

I was hesitant to join on the retro bandwagon, but this is a style that has grown on me massively over the past year or so, especially retro jumpsuits. I searched EVERYWHERE to find a 70s-style denim jumpsuit- this flared number certainly didn’t disappoint. Read more…

Shine On: Sequins are for life, not just for Christmas

I love the Christmas party season. Come December 1, I’m instantly on the hunt for anything that sparkles, stocking up like an ASOS-clad magpie. But after all the parties are over (all three of them, let’s be honest here) I’m left with a wardrobe of sparkles and no reason to wear them.

So what’s a gal to do? Why, keep shimmering of course! I think a mantra of ‘be more sparkly’ is a New Year’s resolution we can all get behind. Read more…

Generation Game: Dressing for a vintage fair

There’s nothing better than a chilled Saturday catching up with friends, except maybe when that chilled Saturday involves wandering round a vintage fair.

This weekend Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair rolled into Edinburgh at The Assembly Rooms, and I was keen to spend my day off exploring its retro finds. Read more…

That 70s Show: Retro styles, autumn colours

I’ve had somewhat of a resistance to 70s styling in the past. Not because I don’t like it- far from it- but because I don’t want to look like every other woman who shops on the High Street.

But a new season brings new designs and some looks are just too good to miss out on. Especially when they come at such a bargain price. Read more…