Using a selection of some of my vintage and retro items, here are some ideas for everyday wear:
Flared trousers, preferably high waisted. Some people hate them and they can look dated but worn in balance with other items, they can look amazing. The jeans are from Topvintage and the trousers are from a vintage sale.
If flares aren’t your thing, try capri trousers, preferably patterned for that casual 50s look. The polka dot pair is from Hell Bunny and the gingham pair is from a charity shop.
Cropped jumpers. Again with the 50s look. But they are so useful! They work perfectly with above mentioned high waistedness. These are from Yesstyle.
Some swing skirted dresses, nipped in at the waist. Very flirty and sweet. The patchwork dress is from a swap and the daisy print dress is from Dorothy Perkins.
For Simpler look, try a shirt dress for utility chic or a pencil dress for something slinky looking without being impractical. The shirt dress is vintage from Camden market and the pencil dress is from Vinted.
Looking for something more 80s? Try this new romantic style frilly shirt to go with simple jeans or skirts. This shirt is swapped.
A structured shouldered jacket is always useful and in my opinion, never goes out of style. This structured dress jacket is from a vintage sale.
For another piece of 80s flair, try snipping the buttons off of loud shirts and using them as kimono jackets instead. All of these shirts and kimonos are from vintage sales, vintage markets and charity shops.