It’s A Retro Summer: The Cutest Pieces To Get The Season Started

All we’ve been dreaming about for the last three months is getting outside. So make sure you’re fashionably prepared to make your grand re-entrance.

By Erica Jimenez2 min read
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The best thing to look forward to this summer (besides social interaction and actual sunlight) is all the retro looks we’re seeing. We can’t decide whether the vibe is more Moonrise Kingdom or Audrey Hepburn — but honestly who cares! We’ve got wicker bags, fabulous hats, and whimsical prints to your heart’s delight. 

The Statement Hat

Stop them in their tracks with one of these Hepburn-inspired hats. The super wide brim might be too much for the average day, but ASOS is serving up some toned-down versions for your next day in the sun.

The Wicker Bag

Channel Moonrise Kingdom with your very own wicker bag. There are so many to choose from, but they’ll all give you pastel picnic vibes. You’ll probably need a vintage camera to match. Get an affordable one here or splurge for a fancier version.

The Babydoll Dress

There’s probably no more retro silhouette than the babydoll. They’re playful and yet so stylish. Get your pastel dream on with this one.

The Big Bow

The best ‘60s accessory has got to be the big bow. We’ve seen it crop up a lot lately, and why resist the trend? It’s a super quick way to dress up any hairstyle. Get one here.

The Perfect Sunglasses

Get ready for your next road trip in style! (Hair scarf is optional but totally classy.) Sunglasses are an essential part of every summer look, and this collection has all the vintage vibes.

Gingham Print

There’s no print like gingham! Made famous by Dorothy, it’s still one of the most popular summertime prints. Add a chic belt, and you’ll have a perfect look that’ll have you ready for the yellow brick road. Find it here.

The Puffy Sleeve

This may match up with a babydoll, but it doesn’t always have to. Peasant tops and flirty dresses are all classed up with this adorable detail. Don’t be afraid to take a chance on poofy sleeves

The Espadrille

Does a nude espadrille ever go out of style? Honestly, these shoes have been a summer classic for decades. Why not get one in every color?

The Pedal Pusher

What screams ‘50s more than the perfect pedal pusher? Summer doesn’t always have to mean a sundress, and cropped pants are a chic alternative. Check out these polka dot pants from Lovers & Friends!

The Matching Set

Matching sets are a classic because it’s like three outfits for the price of one. You can mix and match the pieces or wear them together for the ultimate vintage vibe. This fuzzy set from For Love & Lemons is what sorbet dreams are made of.

The Pastel Sweater

Vintage ladies knew that a good sweater was an essential part of your wardrobe. Make sure you have your summer sweater game on point with a pastel turtleneck or cardigan. 

The White Dress

There’s nothing that says “summer staple” quite like a romantic white cotton dress. Mini, midi, or maxi, you can’t go wrong with a white dress. Try this romantic peasant dress

Closing Thoughts

It’s obviously time for an Audrey Hepburn movie marathon for amazing summer fashion inspo. The only question is: Do we start with Funny Face or Roman Holiday?