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    Calling all vintage lovers - it’s competition time again!

    All summer long we've been wanting to hear how you guys are incorporating vintage into your festival experience!

    This summer we challenge you to regram one of five pictures of our favourite 'ultimate festival kits'! All you have to do is regram your favourite picture and tell us which festival you are heading to, or would like to go to this summer. Yes - it reeeeaaally is that simple!

    Oh, and don’t forget to hashtag #beyondretrofest, #beyondretro AND tag @beyondretro on your photo caption so we can see your entry!

    “But what’s in it for me?” I hear you cry!

    We will select five lucky winners who will each win the garments in the photo that they chose to regram

    The competition kicks off on July 14th and our winner will be announced on August 1st. Check out our five festival kits as well as the T&C's below and get regraming!











    And now for the boring stuff...

    • No purchase necessary to enter the competition
    • You must be following Beyond Retro Instagram account to qualify
    • Your Instagram account must be public in order to qualify
    • Gift cards cannot be exchange for cash
    • The prizes are non-transferable and no exchange or cash alternative will be offered
    • Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish but no entrant may win more than one prize
    • Both Hashtags & tag @beyondretro must be used in order to qualify
    • You will be notified via instagram then email if you win
    • Your contact details will be needed in order to claim prize
    • The competition will end 23:59 BST on July 31st
    • Winner announced via Instagram on Monday 1ST August
    • This competition is open to residents of the UK
    • If the clothing in the image does not fit, a similar option will be found in your style
    • All clothing items are one off pieces so a larger or smaller size of exactly the same piece that’s seen in the image is not available
    • If no similar option can be found, a gift card for the amount the item is worth will be sent to the winner instead

    Check out our 'Best of Festival' picks for some inspiration!

    Words: Louis Staples

  • Spotlight: Vintage Swimsuits

    It’s Summer baby!

    I don’t know about you guys, but we can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by! Before you know it we’ll be breaking out the knitwear again, but thankfully there’s still a few months of our humid/sticky/rainy British summer left to enjoy!

    Our expert vintage pickers have been hard at work finding fabulous one-of-a-kind pieces for you all to enjoy this summer season - and they never let us down. In amongst our vintage treasure-trove, we’re super excited to shine a spotlight on the amazing selection of retro swimsuits that we currently have in store and online.

    A swimsuit is a must-have summer garment, whether you’re jetting off on holiday to top up your tan or heading to a festival. No longer exclusively reserved for those lucky enough to be sunbathing by the pool, swimsuits can also be worn as daywear during the summer months. As with so many things, we feel that brighter and bolder is better when it comes to picking the perfect swimsuit. If you want to make a SPLASH this summer, why not DIVE into our vast array of colours and patterns and add a little vintage to your holiday?

    Here’s a rundown of our fave costumes from our website:

    1) It's all tropical

    One-piece Swimsuit Hot Pink With A Cut-out Back - £22.00 One-piece Swimsuit Hot Pink With A Cut-out Back - £22.00

    This one-piece looks too good to be true - but it could be yours! It's actually hurting my eyes in the best possible way. You certainly won't be missed on the beach in this tropical extravaganza!

    2) Tartan time

    One-piece Swimsuit Blue With A Cut-out Back - £20.00 One-piece Swimsuit Blue With A Cut-out Back - £20.00

    This tartan number is giving us SERIOUS 90's Clueless vibes!

    3) Illustrated

    One-piece Swimsuit Black With A Low Back Neckline - £16.00 One-piece Swimsuit Black With A Low Back Neckline - £16.00

    This monochrome one-piece is the perfect way to remain understated but still look different. We love naivety of the line-drawing!

    4) Safari

    One-piece Swimsuit Lilac With A Low Back Neckline - £16.00 One-piece Swimsuit Lilac With A Low Back Neckline - £16.00

    You totally thought for a second that there wouldn't be any animal print on this blog, didn't you?! This is so Ab Fab it hurts

    5) Paisley Perfection

    One-piece Swimsuit Green With A Low Back Neckline - £20.00 One-piece Swimsuit Green With A Low Back Neckline - £20.00

    We love the way this paisley pattern has been drawn, it's almost like a water colour painting. It's also giving major peacock feather vibes. Green is a great tone to contrast you're summer tan - perhaps best saved for week 2 of the holiday.

    6) The Bikini

    Bikini Multi-colour With A Boned Bodice - £18.00 Bikini Multi-colour With A Boned Bodice - £18.00

    While florals may not exactly be "groundbreaking", we're digging this bright graphic print.


    Words: Louis Staples


    It’s official - Hawaiian shirts are no longer tacky! Huzza!

    Once reserved exclusively for Adam Sandler in his increasingly unwatchable films, Hawaiian shirts were even rated as the garment that women would least like a man to wear on a first date. Still, part of the reason why we have such a love affair with vintage is that what-goes-around ALWAYS comes-back-around!

    Hawaiian shirts are officially cool again, with designers such as Valentino, Saint Laurent and Gucci making the garment a central focus in their menswear collections. As ever, celebrities have been quick to jump on the fashion trend, with Jared Leto, Adam Levine, Harry Styles and Justin Bieber all getting in on the act. This renewed popularity is driven by the same fashion houses and much tattoo’d celebrity fans as the Souvenir Jacket trend, and if you want to read up on this then read our blog here!

    The whole premise of this look is ‘so bad it’s good’, so when choosing a pattern this really isn’t a time to tone it done. That’s right - more is MORE people! Also, it’s important to remember that the shirt should still fit well, even though they do tend to have more of a boxy fit, otherwise (unless you’re Harry Styles) you might end up aging yourself about 40 years - not a good look.

    Check out some famous faces repping this trend with some suggestions on how to rock this trend for a fraction of the price!

    Jared Leto


    Our alternative...

    Vintage Hawaiian Shirt Red With A Revere Front - £23.00 Vintage Hawaiian Shirt Red With A Revere Front - £23.00

    Adam Levine


    Our alternative...

    Hawaiian Shirt Black With A Revere Front - £22.00 Hawaiian Shirt Black With A Revere Front - £22.00

    Harry Styles


    Our Alternative...

    Light Blue Hawaiian Shirt With One Pocket - £24.00 Light Blue Hawaiian Shirt With One Pocket - £24.00


    Words: Louis Staples

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