Sometime, when the sun shines, we get all misty-eyed for the Enid Blyton summer lifestyle. Country lanes, bike rides, lashings of ginger beer, swimming in the cold sea, and pretty as a picture, vintage florals.
If ever there was a fashion that epitomises British summertime, it’s ditsy vintage florals. And don’t think you have to go to that fancy London department store that begins with an L for vintage florals, oh, no, no, no!
There are vintage florals everywhere. Well, okay, not everywhere, but if you look about, you will find them. We did, and here are twelve of the best vintage florals pieces on our Weekly Wishlist.
Vintage florals look great on vintage-style dresses. JOY’s green and red rose print dress is a sale bargain at £25, from £69. French Connection’s black vintage florals dress (£133) is beautifully retro. Playsuits in vintage florals tickle your fancy? New Look’s cutesy playsuit (£17.99) or how about a culotte length jumpsuit in a pretty red and daisy print (£19.99)? Team with block heels and a hat for a classic 1940s look.
Reger by Janet Reger’s gorgeous rose print swimsuit (£33.60, was £48, Debenhams) is vintage florals at their best. Add a big hat, some super sunnies, lie back on a picnic blanket , and dream of the 1950s from the storybooks!
H&M have a gorgeous rose print crop top (£14.99) and matching shorts (£19.99) trimmed with lace, just in. We also love their pastel blue ditsy floral print floaty skirt (£7.99). Mantaray’s peep-toe twist vintage florals shoes are a great summer flat (£15, Debenhams), and the Sass + Belle tote bag (£8, BHS) is perfect for carrying your summer essentials. Wide legged trousers in a navy pansy print (£18, BHS) are perfect for summer evenings at the country pub.
Vintage florals in autumnal shades were huge in the 1970s, and will be a massive trend come the colder months. Get ahead of the trend with New Look’s cold shoulder smock dress (£22.99) in a lovely blue and brown colour palette. Trust us, we’ll all be wearing smocks in this print come November…