As we all know that the coolest things aren’t always new; very often they are inspired from the past, but are very desirable. Be it furniture, fashion, fine art or cars; our love affair with all things vintage has seen every era reclaimed.
Fashion has always taken inspiration by what has been done before and the current season is awash with reinterpretations of every decade. Be it velvet and lace, floor-skimming frocks, bell sleeves or ruffles and frills — retro-inspired styles slunk down many a catwalk this season.
Indian street style has always imbibed this trend of going back to the history and refreshing vintage styles with glam touches manifested alike in Bollywood be it chunky-soled shoes and metallic platform boots or bags embellished with baroque fabrics, fringing and folksy guitar straps. We have created a special collection and infused this vintage charm rendering looks with extra attitude.
Revive your look with a few of our suggestions and you will understand what a fabulous experience it is to own one of these gorgeous pieces.
Retro for the day
Just a peek at retro clothing might inspire you to get groovy, funky or outdoorsy. Our take on styles of the time gone by refreshed with a modern outlook. A retro style silhouette like the pussy bow was reintroduced recently by a reputed luxury fashion atelier & has already stirred up a storm in the fashion world. Flared sleeve blouses and button-down skirts have gone glam and young.
Shoes that complete the look
As in the ensemble, go for a variety of color in your shoes. Investing in multiple pairs makes sure that you go chic with most of your looks.
Bright polka dots, Peter-Pan necklines and wide belts of the ’50s made a comeback this season. Our polka tops can easily be paired with skinny jeans or a comfy skirt alike. Carry a polka dotted sling bag with retro accents adding to the old world charm.
Flared trousers were very popular during ’70s and got much attention because of Bollywood beauties of that time. They carried the style with such an elegance that it got engraved in the Indian style books for eternity. You can effortlessly match solid, floral or ethnic printed palazzos with crop tops or simple full-sleeved tops to add some ’70s charm to your avatar.
Maxi dresses are in
Talking of retro, how could we miss out on seamless maxi dresses that were a hit in the ’70s? Throw on an oversized hat and strappy gladiator flats to elevate your look by leaps and bounds. Perfectly infuse retro charm with tinted shades and you’ll look like a yesteryear diva!
Fashion trends often get very mundane for men. Instead of getting bored of donning the same look every time, bring about a change in your outfit by taking inspiration from the past. We are here to make this absolutely simple for you taking a look at each element.
If you are a fan of these styles, you are at the right place. As retro influences getting minimal and sophisticated, here are few easy and quick suggestions:
Ditsy prints & patterned shirts
Paired prints & patterned shirts with simple jeans to balance out the look. Hop onto a classic scooter and you’ll be transported back to the good old days.
Check it out
Think a Gingham checked shirt worn with a casual blazer, khaki chinos and topped off with wayfarers. It’s all you need to be ready for a dapper evening look.
Go for bright colors
Another easy way to get retro look is to select colors that you normally do not wear. Bright and funky colors with juxtaposed graphics at the highlight or even simpler checks. Combine this with classic blue jeans and you will stand out from the crowd.
If you have interesting ideas on how to bring back styles from the past, please share your comments below! We’d love to hear from you. Do share your interesting take on styling in our Facebook Page.
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