Vintage-Inspired High Street Clothes You’ll Love

Fashion trends always have a way of resurrecting, so it’s no surprise that vintage-inspired clothing is on the rise again! 

These kinds of clothes are well-made, and give you an overall unique look.

Vintage-Inspired High Street Clothes You’ll Love

What’s more, is that they tend to be pieces that can be paired well with a variety of other clothes you’ve already got hanging in your closet.

They combine style and comfort in a way that no other fashion styles can, so without further ado, we’re going to provide you with a list of some vintage-inspired pieces that we know you’ll love. 


You’re likely to have seen many people rocking all kinds of corsets this year.

These flattering tops have really come back in style recently, with all kinds of brands experimenting with different kinds of styles, textures, and colors. 

There’s bound to be a style of corset that suits whatever occasion you are shopping for. You’ll come across puff sleeves, underwire busts, and even some made from cozier fabrics! 

Oversized Blazers

Oversized blazers add an 80s vibe to any outfit you throw on. The padded shoulders and cozy, but sophisticated vibe of these jackets make them a staple that seems to never go out of style. 

They are incredibly versatile and can be found in a variety of colors, and patterns – you can own a different one for each occasion! 

Distressed Leather Jackets 

Nothing says ‘vintage’ like a distressed, oversized leather jacket. You can dress these up, or dress them down, and the wear and tear on them will give any outfit you pair it with, a grungy vibe. 

You can find some lovely color variations, from blacks and dark browns to some lovely chestnut shades. 

Baggy Jeans 

This article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the resurgence of baggy-fit jeans. In recent years, we’ve started to say goodbye to our beloved skinnies, and hello to all kinds of baggy jeans. 

You can find mom jeans, dad jeans, straight-leg jeans, wide-leg jeans, and many more! In fact, spotting women with skinny jeans out and about has become very rare! 

Trench Coats

Trench coats are timeless wardrobe staples. They can be worn in any kind of weather and pretty much any season (minus the really warm months). 

First designed by Burberry, they have hardly been changed since the original was created, which shows just how loved and appreciate these classic coats are. 

They are also incredibly easy to dress up or dress down, so no matter the occasion, you can always turn to your trench coat to make your final outfit look put together. 

If you’re after a bold look, try selecting a shiny dark leather trench coat, or if you’d like to catch some attention, why not select a leopard print one? 



Cardigans are not only a convenient clothing item, but they are also a wonderful vintage staple, as many have been available in a variety of vintage patterns and styles in recent years. 

They can be worn on their own, or over some short-sleeved tops and blouses. For more of a vintage look, try finding some with a rounded neckline and slightly cropped at the waist!

Pencil Skirts

These simple skirts are a great addition to your closet, as they can be paired with all kinds of shirts and blouses. They are very figure-flattering as they fit tightly around the waist, showing off all your natural curves. 

All you need is one good skirt in your closet, and you’re already ready to go with a variety of different outfits. 

Cigarette Pants 

Cigarette pants with a high waist are a great staple item for more of a casual look. The high waist on them makes them very flattering, and they pair well with any tight-fitted tops of your choosing. 

Having a few of these pants in a variety of shades in your closet will put you in a good position for creating a variety of different outfits. 

Sailor Pants 

These pants are for those who prefer a looser fit. They are tight and high at the waist, loose at the legs, and work well at extenuating the natural curves of your body. 

They are incredibly comfortable and can be worn throughout all seasons. They pair very well with blouses, both long and short-sleeved, and can be worn with either flats or heels. 


Several celebrities have been photographed rocking waistcoats, and once you know how to style them, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t invest in some sooner! 

They look phenomenal with some matching suit trousers, and you can wear them on their own, or over a plain T-shirt or a turtleneck in the warmer months. 

Platform Heels 

Chunky platform shoes are an iconic style from the 90s that are making a comeback.

You can find several of these in second-hand vintage stores, but many high-end brands such as Valentino have created some with a modern twist. 

Not only do they look great, but they are also tons comfier than regular stilettos (and easier to walk in!). 

Vintage Logo Tees

Whether it’s a t-shirt with a logo of the collage your dad went to, or the logo of your favorite clothing brand, having a few of these in your closet will up your styling game. 

Try pairing them with a pair of baggy jeans and a distressed leather jacket, and you’ll look like you stepped right out of the 80s! 

These t-shirts are also great conversation starters! 

Final Thoughts 

When it comes to fashion, what goes around really does come back around, and this is evident with the pieces mentioned in this article. 

They are all super versatile and will give your overall style a unique look. 

If you’d really like to shop vintage, then you should definitely check out any local second-hand stores, as they are bound to stock actual vintage pieces, and each of them will carry a story. 

Aside from these stores, many high-street stores are stocking vintage-inspired items as they have been in style for the last few years.

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