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6 Ways to accessorize the retro lady trend

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Feeling nostalgic

Looking back, we've always had a thing for the past. And really, why shouldn't we? The roaring art deco prints and flapper dresses of the '20s, the fab floral frocks of the '40s and all those a-line swinging silhouettes of the '60s -- there's nothing not to love when it comes to rad retro style. In honor of the decades long gone and the fashion icons we adore, here are six thrifty chic finds that will have you feeling nostalgic.
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Feeling nostalgic

Looking back, we've always had a thing for the past. And really, why shouldn't we? The roaring art deco prints and flapper dresses of the '20s, the fab floral frocks of the '40s and all those a-line swinging silhouettes of the '60s -- there's nothing not to love when it comes to rad retro style. In honor of the decades long gone and the fashion icons we adore, here are six thrifty chic finds that will have you feeling nostalgic.

retro swimsuit

Edgy barbie

The '80s are back and better than ever, so if you want to get really retroed out, we suggest you check out this totally bitchin' striped mesh swimsuit, $195, by Keva J. We've seen celebs like Katy Perry and Rihanna recently rocking this cut, and we must say, we've fallen completely head over heels for it!
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Retro floral print clutch

We're definitely digging the retro fun floral print of this Cali chic Kianna Collection clutch, $70, from Etsy. It's lined in 100% dupioni orange silk, has reinforced stitching and comes equipped with a groovy antique brass kiss lock frame. Plus, it's made to order!
reto blouse

Tie neck blouse

Tie neck blouses may have been all the rage in the '70s, but that's not going to stop us from pulling out an old favorite. Halston Heritage brings this iconic 1970s silk tie blouse, $395, up to date with a cute retro heart print. Simply step into a pink pleated skirt to get the full on '70s effect.

 


print shift dress

Geometric print shift dress

The '60s were all about shift dresses and geometric prints, so we can't help but set our sights on a retro party dress, $24, like this one from Asos. Featuring a rounded neckline, cut-away design and bold contrast geo print, just slip into a pair of brown wooden wedge sandals to complete this blast from the past look.
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Lace lingerie set

Travel back in time with this feminine, soft pink blouson cami and hipsters lingerie set by Only Hearts. Abloom with heirloom roses, we can't wait to curl up in this retro lace frilly goodness.
flapper dress

Flapper dress

No retro fashion wardrobe would be complete without a vintage style flapper dress reminiscent of the '20s. We're mildly obsessed with this white Penelope fringe dress, $78, as it adds a cool modern touch to the original trend. Just pin up your hair and listen to some smooth jazz to get into character and channel the true flapper gal.

 

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