Here’s a thought for you – bring in the new year in retro Hogmanay style! For the night we look to the future, step back in time, fashion-wise, and rock a decade gone by!
For our retro Hogmanay style guide we’ve picked four fab fashion decades – the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Lets start our retro Hogmanay style guide back in the 1950s. The decade of wiggle dresses, full skirts, bobbysox, headbands and cutesy cardigans. We’ve chosen an outfit that gives you that retro Hogmanany style, but with a modern, wearable twist. You don’t want to look like an extra from Grease, okay?
Team a gorgeous wide flared skirt (perfect for dancing, £49.99, H&M) with a beautiful 1950s style shell top. This beaded top from H&M (£99.99) is luxurious and will see you through the decades! Add simple pumps (£17.99, New Look) in a metallic shade for a bit of seasonal sparkle, and a vintage style clutch bag (£30, Jenny Packham @ Debenhams), and top the outfit off with a beautiful pale wool coat (£150, Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams) any Hollywood movie star of the 1950s would have loved.
Moving into the 1960s for our retro Hogmanay style, means one thing for us – bright psychedelic prints. There are many looks to 1960s style – from beatnik to hippy, to Mad Men style, but we’ve gone for a simple Mod-inspired look.
A psychedelic print shift dress (£35, Red Herring @ Debenhams) in a simple shape screams 1960s to us. Team with white accessories – they just loved their white in the 1960s. A simple pair of white courts (£14.99, Schuh), and a white bag (£14.99, H&M) are perfectly matched. Add a black coloured funnel-neck straight wool coat (£125, JOY) for the ultimate 1960s vibe.
The 1970s retro Hogmanay style guide does not include afro wigs, The Village people outfits and yellow flares, okay? Just, no. The 1970s were a stylish time, contrary to popular belief.
We’ve chosen to focus on the more chilled out hippy vibe for our 1970s retro Hogmanay style, with a gorgeous floaty maxi dress (£250, French Connection), a white fake fur coat (£34.99, H&M) and simple accessories. Platform shoes are a must (£29.99, Schuh) and a fringed bag (£24.99,H&M) rounds this decade’s outfit off nicely.
Finally, 1980s retro Hogmanay style. The 1980s embraced the jumpsuit with all its might. Party like it’s 1984 in a fantastic fringed, low back jumpsuit from H&M (£34.99), and add a bit of 1980s bright with this great duster coat (£34.99) from New Look.
An iridescent cross-body bag (£15.99, New Look) is retro-cool, and strappy sandals (£50, Schuh) are 1980s-tastic, in a seasonal silver of course. Finally, sweep that hair into a side ponytail and wear just one solitary feather drop earring (£10 (for the pair), Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams).
Have a Happy New Year in retro Hogmanay style, folks!