Just when you thought it couldn’t get colder, it did. And if you're all out of layering ideas after what seems like the longest winter ever, fear not: we've got a fresh batch of inspo in the form of some seriously nostalgic fits. This season's retro trends come courtesy of all your favourite decades, from the 70s to the 90s. Just add some on-point accessories, layers and a dash of glam – and you've got the answer to all your cold-weather prayers. Want to find out more? Here are three ways to try it now.
3 WAYS TO GO RETRO THIS SEASON
By Nelly Gergi, 2 February 2019
The new neutrals
Not sure where to start? How about with a double-breasted pinstripe blazer in a 70s-inspired brown like this one? Layer it over a vintage-vibe polo shirt for a top half that could have come right outta That '70s Show. Now, to avoid looking like you've actually time travelled from your Dad's fave era, style it with a more modern pair of rigid cropped jeans. Bonus points for matching your shoes to the accent colour of your top.
Remember Clueless and Cher's forever-on-point checked co-ords? Well, say hello to the 2019 remake. Mismatch a cropped boucle jacket and a checked midi skirt for a print clash that somehow works wonderfully. Then, throw a little bit of 70s into the mix with a sporty half-zip sweater underneath (cos why not?). Don't forget the accessories: this beaded bag will carry all you need for the day and is the perfect contrast to boxfresh white trainers. Not so clueless anymore!
Three in one
And now for a look that combines three decades in one. Animal print might be one of the biggest trends of the year, but, TBH, it’s also a major throwback moment that was big in the 70s. Plus, if you don’t get serious Fran Fine from The Nanny or Janice from Friends vibes off this, you’ll want to refresh your memory of sitcom glam. Then, a mini dress with a roll-neck layered underneath brings a swingin' 60s twist. Beautiful.