The cosiest season of the year is upon us and we're super excited to get back into warm layers and wintery favourites. As always we like to take a look back through history to get major outfit inspo. With so many decades each with distinct styles to look back on we've rounded up our favourite vintage-inspired styles for you to add to your autumnal wardrobe.
Whether you already dress like you've just stepped out of Biba in 1964 or you're new to era dressing you can be sure to find a huge selection of vintage clothing, accessories and shoes from the 50s to 00s ready to shop in our stores or online!
Our Favourite Vintage-Inspired Looks For Autumn
Long socks & mini dress (60s)
A quintessential 60s look that works perfectly for the transitional season; a mini-skirt paired with knee-high socks will be your new daily go-to. A cute and cosy look that works for the office, Sunday brunch and many other occasions, build your look with a patterned mini-skirt, a structured vintage blouse and pair of OTK socks in a complementary colour.
Layered slip dress (90s)
For the ultimate throw-on outfit for those cold, dark autumnal mornings, we're looking to the 90s. Think Gretchen in Mean Girls and Tai from Clueless and layer up your favourite vintage slip dress over a fluffy knit. Totally warm, totally fetch. Pair with ankle boots to toughen up the look or stick to high-top Converse for classic 90s cool.
Non-stop, low-key glam is what the 70s conjures up when you think about the fashion of the era. Muted palettes of brown suede, burnt orange hues and delicate paisley patterns all combine to create the ultimate boho aesthetic. For winter we're taking tips from the 70s by incorporating one of the biggest textures of the era; shearling. Layer up in luxurious patterned dresses and jumpers and throw on a shaggy, shearling coat to finish. An easy look to see you through the winter.
The easiest of 90s inspired trends to jump into, the humble dungarees work well for all occasions. With a cosy, long-sleeve knit underneath and a big workwear jacket over the top to keep warm, you'll never want to take off this outfit. Pair with chunky trainers to keep the athletic, 90s vibe going.
A seventies staple, flares, are one of the most versatile and flattering shapes of trousers you can find. Regardless of body-shape a flared trouser suits most- the hip-hugging shape gives a sleek silhouette whilst the flared hem gives lush curves. whatever your style, a good pair of vintage flares will pair well with a loose blouse, fitted tee or over-sized roll neck depending on how you want to wear them. For a truly 70s feel wear with a pair of platform boots and the biggest shades you can find; who says sunnies are only for summer?!
Cardigan and mini (90s)
Tai from Clueless' second appearance in this article, but how can you deny her 90s icon status. This pairing is a cosy cute, autumnal, date-night outfit. A vintage cardi and mini combo paired can be worn with classic leather loafers or dressed-up with chunky-heeled court shoes. This will be your new favourite flirty and fun look.
Knee-high boots (60s)
If you are looking to invest in one pair of new shoes for autumn then grab yourself a pair of knee-high leather boots. A tan pair will add instant 60s style to your look. Perfect for wearing with all your favourite mini-skirts and dresses. Try styling them with some chunky, coloured, knitted tights to keep cosy.
Oversized trench (80s)
Dick Tracey, Inspector Gadget, flashers- all synonymous with trench coats; but these stylish jackets are worth investing in for autumn. One of the most versatile pieces to have in your wardrobe for autumn, a vintage trench coat is perfect for layering over hoodies, wearing with slouchy trousers or keeping the rain off your favourite black mini-dress. Go for an 80s styling by choosing a larger size of trench to keep your styling baggy and chilled.
If you're feeling inspired then head over to our site to shop our new-in section for all the latest drops of vintage gems for A/W19, or if you're after a little more inspo check out our blog on top trends for Autumn.