Summer Style: The Vintage Edition!

Do you want to be a vintage vixen this season? With our vintage fashion ideas, we show you how to wear 1950’s style dresses and retro clothing so you can make a splash this summer!

We’ve put together a collection of vintage fashion style tips, ideas, hacks and inspiration boards for your viewing pleasure. So kick back, relax and read on to discover how to sizzle this summer, vintage style!

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Cute Clothing For Vintage Vixens

Vintage Fashion: Women's Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Vintage dresses are an essential component of vintage fashion this season. They’re an easy, one step process to creating a stunning summer look, taking the hassle out of matching up different clothes in the morning! There are tons of gorgeous styles to choose from including retro mini dresses, sassy circle dresses and pretty pencil dresses. Looking for 1950’s themed work clothes? Check out the Voodoo Vixen Kensington Pencil Dress. Going on a date? How about this Voodoo Vixen Lysa Pencil Dress? Planning a day in the sunshine with friends? This Voodoo Vixen Floral Dress is perfect.

The only drawback to vintage dresses or skirts? The possibility of a sudden gust of wind causing you to grab onto your frock for dear life! Pop a pair of cycling shorts underneath your dress to protect your modesty and keep irritating thigh chafing at bay. Problem solved! Read more about vintage dresses here and decide which summer styles you wanna rock this season!

Prefer mixing different patterns and styles? Why not try a skirt and top combo? With pleated 50’s style skirts, swing skirts and pencil skirts, there’s a look to suit every taste, budget and size. Complete your vintage inspired outfit with a girly blouse or opt for a fitted top with a bardot neckline or a retro-liscious halterneck.

Skirts not your cup of tea? Glued to your skinny jeans for most of the year? Then you should totally pull off the pedal pusher look! Three quarter length trousers look chi-chi with cute vest tops or shirts and they’re perfect for the unreliable British weather; when it’s too hot for jeans but too cold for shorts! Check out these awesome rockabilly style capri pants for starters!

Ramp up the retro vibes with a classic cardigan featuring cute buttons, pretty bows or bold prints. All you need now is some darling footwear and accessories to complete your awesome vintage outfit! Worried about going over the top? Check out these awesome tips for a subtle vintage look.

Step Out In Style With Fabulous Footwear

Vintage Fashion: Women's Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Step out in style this season with some retro shoes, ideal for transporting any outfit back to the 1950’s! With funky flats and pretty pumps to cute kitten heels and Mary Jane’s, we’ve got a shoe style to suit every occasion.

To finish off your party outfit with some va-va-voom, slip into some rockabilly heels or pretty pastel peep toes. Need something more practical? Sophisticated kitten heels or comfy flats can add a vintage flair to your work clothes. Low kitten heels are appropriate for the office and look sensational with pencil skirts and dresses. Flats and pumps might work better if your job is quite active and they look really sweet with floral dresses or circle skirts.

If you’re sporting a multi coloured dress or trousers with a bold pattern or print, you might want to down play the footwear with shoes in one or two block colours. If you’re wearing a retro outfit with plain colours or subtle patterns, why not go all out with your shoes and accessories and opt for some footwear with more adventurous prints?

Remember, vintage fashion is about creating a unique look, so why not break the fashion rules and mix it up?!

Awesome Accessories For All Your Vintage Fashion Needs

Vintage Fashion: Women's Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

When it comes to vintage fashion, accessories are your best friend. We’ve got an array of cute vintage style accessories to liven up any outfit so you can guarantee you’ll be looking stylish from head to toe! Start by stashing your essentials in a vintage handbag; you can choose from pastel shades and vibrant hues or grab a bag with a quirky design or pattern.

Headbands, fascinators and hairclips are ideal for sprucing up your hair do, whether you want polka dots, feathers or flowers to match your outfit! But how exactly do you do vintage hair? Check out this how-to video for vintage hair tips! All about the up do? Check out this easy to follow vintage hair guide. Fancy having a go at victory rolls? This step by step guide will have you creating your own glam retro look in no time.

Finally, there’s tons of vintage style jewellery and even retro gloves if you want to go all out! Complete your vintage style with some statement jewellery or accessories like this cheeky Cherry Pearl Necklace or this chic lace parasol!

Wanna find more vintage fashion online? Check out our Blue Banana Vintage Store for more ideas! If you’re looking for more styling tips, there are plenty of vintage inspired blogs and tutorials on the web. Here are some of our faves:

Miss Lark Bahar
Diary Of A Vintage Girl
Retro Chick 


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Written By BlueBanana