Bring Back Retro Style with these Vintage-Inspired Pieces

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Old school style doesn’t necessarily mean they are not fashionable enough to wear today. In fact, vintage fashion can still be styled in a contemporary way, as long as you have the fight pieces. This season, many trends are inspired by the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s era. We are seeing more and more vintage-inspired pieces that are incorporated into modern day fashion. You’ll find more trends that you can use so you can get inspired to create your own retro-inspired style.


Retro Style Trends for 2021


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You might be familiar with the retro trends this 2021. You might have these pieces in your closet already but you’ve forgotten all about them. It’s time to refresh your style and go back to the time when florals, prints, and colorful accessories are in. These are the top 5 vintage-inspired trends you need to watch out this year.




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There may come a time when you have already owned a piece of crocheted clothing. Luckily, they are trending these days. Whether it’s a crop top, a skirt, or even a dress, these crocheted works of art are now taking over the fashion world. It’s the perfect time to show off your best crocheted pieces and create a retro-themed style. If you don’t have one yet, here are some of our favorite crochet tops:

(1) BP. Crochet Halter Top in Purple Multi Cottage Stripe

This crochet halter reminds us of the summer fashion in the 70’s. It has a playful and colorful vibe that’s perfect even during these modern times. This is also available in Blue Black Ziggy Stripe. You can purchase this from Nordstrom.

(2) BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN Cicilla Mixed Stitch Crochet Vest in Blue White Crochet

Create a vintage preppy look with this crocheted vest. Wear it as it is or you can wear it over a collared blouse to complete your look. The patch details and cropped sweater style just makes this crochet piece one of a kind. Get this now from Nordstrom.

(3) ULLA JOHNSON Zita Crochet Peplum Tank in Honey

This peplum tank is also a good addition to your wardrobe for a mix of retro and preppy style. It’s also a mixture of sexy and feminine. Wear this with a maxi skirt or your favorite slacks. Order this now on Nordstrom.

(4) SCOTCH & SODA Crochet Crop Tank in 0220-Combo D

Look cute yet fierce in this crocheted crop top with black and red tones. Wear it with any high waist pants and you’ll immediately have a vintage-themed outfit. Add a belt to help cinch your waist a little. Order this now on Nordstrom.

(5) SANDRO Francine Crop Crochet Camisole in Green

This crochet camisole is sexy, chic, and simply perfect for the summer season. IT also has that vintage style that can be worn whenever you’re in a playful mood. Whether you’re wearing this with a pair of shorts, jeans, or a skirt, it will always make you feel like you’re a flower child. This is available on Nordstrom.

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Groovy Prints

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Retro prints, bright colors, and playful patterns are also trending these days. We can see them in dresses, tops, scarves, and even bottoms. Choose prints that are playful yet easy to pair with your wardrobe staples. Here are some of our favorite styles:

(1) REGULAR & PLUS Amina Sleeveless Midi Dress in Abstract Wave

Vibrant colors and wave patterns make this dress gorgeous and stunning. It’s funky and perfect for a retro-inspired style. You can wear it day or night, depending on how you style it. It’s also available in Wild Tiger, Blanc Ditsy, and V Placement Mixed Print styles. Available on Nordstrom.

(2) BP. Print Knit Mini Dress in Pink Sally Retro Floral

Look and feel sultry in this figure hugging mini dress. It’s easy to style for summer days, as well as nights out. The cute floral pattern has a retro feel. Wear this with platform boots and your funky look is complete! Also available in Black Geodot Plaid. Grab this now from Nordstrom.

(3) WAYF Jennifer Ruched Shirtdress in Vintage Floral

Feel cute and oh so groovy in this floral shirtdress. Turn this dress from a casual style to a chic 70’s inspired look. This is the perfect dress to purchase if you’re looking for versatility when it comes to styling and fashion. You can purchase this from Nordstrom.

(4) MELODY EHSANI Map Print Cotton Twill Jacket in Pastel

Dress in style and swag. This twill jacket features a colorful map design in groovy colors. You can pair this with any casual outfit or your favorite dress to achieve a colorful vintage-themed look. You can buy this from Nordstrom.

(5) MILLY Liza Poppy Print Wrap Skirt in Black Multi

This shirt is gorgeous, flirty and fun. The colorful print is just what we’re looking for when it comes to a retro-inspired skirt. It’s easy to style, especially if you’re going for a groovy style. The wrap skirt detail gives off a more sultry look. You can get this from Nordstrom.

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Platform Shoes


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Reach greater heights – figuratively and literally, with platform shoes. Whether you’re going to wear clogs, sandals, or even sneakers, getting them in platform style will surely bring some groove on for your shoe collection. These are some of the best styles we love:

(1) DR. MARTENS 1461 Quad Platform Derby in White

Dr. Martens has been a cult classic because of the brand’s clean designs. If you’re looking for a reliable pair of platform shoes, you can start with these platform derby shoes. This pair is a mix of old school vintage style, as well as a modern preppy fashion. Also available in black. You can purchase a pair from Nordstrom.

(2) UGG Marin Platform Sneaker in Quartz Canvas

If you love wearing sneakers, why not take your steps up a notch? These platform sneakers are just so cute. The two tone pink adds a bit of feminine touch to the sporty vibe of these sneaks. Wear it with your groovy dress and you’re ready to go to a psychedelic party or a music festival! Also available in White Canvas and Black Canvas colorways. You can get this from Nordstrom.

(3) JEFFREY CAMPBELL Disque-o Platform Sandals in Bright Metallic Multi

Doesn’t this pair of platform sandals scream out D-I-S-C-O? These colorful platforms are sure to steal the scene. They are very retro with a hint of disco. You’ll tower over everyone in style! These sandals are also available in Light Blue Metallic Multi style. Get your own pair now from Nordstrom.

(4) STELLA MCCARTNEY Embellished Wedge Sneaker in Milky

Adding chic to the usual sporty style of sneakers, this pair from Stella McCartney is just a great addition to your sneaker collection. It’s a bit of glam and street so you’ll get the best of both fashion styles. You can order this on Nordstrom.

(5) JEFFREY CAMPBELL Mexique Platform Bootie in Black

Step out in sexy retro style with these stunning platform booties. The 5-inch heel is sure to make you feel sexy but still easy to walk in. Wear it with dresses or your sexiest leather pants. You can mix and match until you get that vintage retro style you’re going for. It’s also available in Tan. You can purchase a pair from Nordstrom.

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Tinted Retro Eyewear

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Tinted eyewear are also trending these days. Cat’s eye and round-shaped lenses are in this season and maybe even for the entire year. These eyewear are playful and gives you some personality as you rock out your 80’s fashion. Here are some of the cutest retro-inspired eyewear we’ve found:

(1) KATE SPADE NEW YORK Citianigs 53mm Sunglasses in Pink

Look adorable but still so retro in these pink sunglasses. This candy-colored pair of spectacles add a whole new level of retro to your style. It’s also available in Dark Havana and Black shades. You can order this on Nordstrom.

(2) MOSCHINO 53mm Cat Eye Sunglasses in Black

Cat’s eye sunglasses are also a big part of the retro trend. If you don’t have a pair yet, this one’s for you. This pair will make you feel empowered and sexy. The stu details add a bit of glamour and fierceness to your entire look. Get this and wear it with your vintage outfit and get ready to strut your stuff. You can purchase this from Nordstrom.

(3) CHLOE Caite 52mm Round Sunglasses in Gold / Peace

Are you adventurous when it comes to your accessories? Try this pair of hexagonal sunglasses. You’ll catch everyone’s eye with these because they’re truly one of a kind and stylish. Perfect for the laid back summer vibe mixed with a funky style. You can buy this from Nordstrom.

(4) BP. Rectangle Sunglasses in Milky Nude

White goes with almost everything. This milky nude pair of sunglasses is perfect for any retro style. Since you may be wearing groovy prints, adding this pair of white specs will make your style POP out. Also available in Ivory style. Get this pair from Nordstrom.

(5) MIU MIU 49mm Round Retro Sunglasses

Finally, round eyewear is also synonymous with classic or retro style. This pair has a bit of modern style so it’s also easy to pair with vintage or contemporary looks. You can order a pair on Nordstrom.

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Silk Scarves


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We’ll be seeing a lot of silk scarves as an accessory this year. Whether they’re worn around the neck or as a bandana, silk scarves are here to stay. Adding these colorful printed scarves to your wardrobe can give you so many options when it comes to upping up your fashion. Check out these scarves that we’ve found:

(1) KATE SPADE NEW YORK Hummingbird Square Silk Scarf in Pink Milk Glass

Made from pure silk, this scarf gives off a breezy feel. The hummingbird design adds color and charm to it. Get this from Nordstrom.

(2) KATE SPADE NEW YORK Bright Bloom Diamond Silk Scarf in Zephyr

We absolutely love the teal shade of this scarf. The white bloom details make a great contrast to the bright teal background. This is perfect as a neck and head accessory to give your look an added personality. Also available in Black. You can purchase this from Nordstrom.

(3) NORDSTROM Print Modal and Silk Scarf in Purple Empress Bloom

Here’s a super soft and comfy scarf that you can wear on your neck or head. It has purple bloom prints and a cute fringe for an added detail for the scarf. This is also available in Blue Geo Bands, Blue Mia Marble, Pink Mia Marble, Grey Hybrid Dot Dye, Pink Hybrid Dot Dye, Coral Empress Blooms, and Green Brushed Florals. You can order this on Nordstrom.

(4) KATE SPADE NEW YORK Pool Party Square Silk Scarf in French Cream

This cute silk scarf is such a mood. It’s perfect for the summer season when it’s a great time to enjoy the pool or the beach. The details on this scarf include all summer essentials, which is just fitting for the season. You can get this now from Nordstrom.

(5) NORDSTROM Eyelash Trim Print Cashmere and Silk Wrap in Blue Fanning Dots

This is another silk scarf that you can use in many ways. It’s big enough so you can use it as a wrap, aside from using it as a traditional neck and head scarf. It’s available in seven other designs – Tan Queen Anne, Pink Falling Stripes, Purple Retro Floral, Blue Queen Anne, Ivory Simple Floral, Tan Fanning Dots, and Pink Simple Floral. Order this now on Nordstrom.

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Retro fashion may seem like an old style but you can still wear retro style pieces so you can experiment with your own fashion sense. These vintage-inspired trends are here to stay. Add these pieces to your wardrobe so you can freely express yourself through different fashion styles from a variety of eras.

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