Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Bright & The Bold

L-R: 1960s Binnie London Dress Size UK 12-14 in a Rich Emerald Green Satin
1960s/1970s Montego Bay Dress Size UK 14 (Vtg Size 18) with Long Sleeves & Matching Belt
1960s/1970s Peterson Maid of London Green Angel Cape Maxi Dress - Size S
1970s Lerose Block Colour Dress Size UK 14-16 (Vtg Size 18) with Belt
1950s Rembrandt Dress Size UK 16-18 in Teal Satin with Bow
At Retro Room we love a bold hue, and this year's fashion trends of vibrant rich colours is set to continue through Autumn/Winter with striking greens, blues & reds being part of the colour palette.

Why not invest in some beautiful vintage pieces to brighten up your wardrobe this season? The garments above and below are a selection from our eBay store RetroRoomUK ..and our prices for vintage clothing start from only £3.45!

L-R: 1970s Blue Grey Dress with Pleated Edges Size UK 12-14 with Matching Belt
1970s Bell Sleeve Spotted Maxi Dress Size UK 8-10
1960s/1970s Lerose Bell Sleeve Gown Size UK 14
1960s Elmoor of London Fluted Angel Sleeve Maxi Dress Size UK 12 (Vtg Size 14)
1970s Red Maxi Skirt Size UK 10-12 by Ronald Joyce After Six
We hope you enjoy having a browse in our store for your next favourite find!
Don't forget to tag us @retroroomuk on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook when you show off your new purchases, we'd love to see how you style them up.


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Style It 3 Ways - The Simple Vintage Blouse

This will sound very unimaginative but with blouses I never think of alternative ways I can wear them. I usually wear them the same way each time - tucked into a pencil skirt! There are so many different ways to wear a simple blouse, it really just takes a little playing around with what you have in your wardrobe!

One look that is great for summer is knotting the bottom of a long blouse to shorten the length - this looks really cute with denim shorts! You need a slightly oversize shirt for this.

Secondly, a long shirt/blouse can look great with skinny jeans. If it billows out too much unflatteringly, add a belt! I love a beaten up leather tan belt to add more vintage charm to my look.

The third option I've thrown together here was simply to just tuck in the shirt/blouse to a skirt (but add some long necklaces so it doesn't look too dull!)

Out of the three I'm loving the knotted version at the moment... but don't forget to play with layers too. A dotty blouse like this one looks really cute under a pinafore dress or dungarees! The collar would also look really nice peeping out from under a colour block jumper.

Have fun playing around in your wardrobe creating new looks!

Katy xoxo

P.S. The vintage skirt & blouse are both currently available in our eBay store. :o)

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

2016 Colours of the Year - Rose Quartz & Serenity

Known worldwide as the standard language for colour communication, Pantone chooses a colour of the year every yearFor the first time ever, Pantone has introduced two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Colour of the Year 2016. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.
At Retro Room we've always loved Rose Quartz as it is one of the semi-precious stones that we use in our jewellery. Paired with the light blue of Serenity we can appreciate how they balance each other beautifully..

Here we've paired a beautiful light blue vintage dress with a rose & white glass necklace (both soon to be available in our eBay shop.)
What do you think of this colour combination? Do you think it will influence the fashion choices you make this year?