Friday 26 May 2017

How do I get the '50s Americana look?

Penneys blazer €21
Penneys blazer €21

Roxanne Parker

Q I really love all the Americana-style 1950s fashion around this spring, such as the cute car-printed tops and dresses in candy colours at Prada. Is there anyone doing this look for affordable prices on the high street?

A A drop of candy-coloured cute pieces resplendent with Prada-esque car prints is due in at Penneys at the end of the month!

They have done an adorable sky-blue dress with the '50s car motifs and a shell top in the same colour as well as a lemon-sorbet blazer in the same print. Wear the top now with an adorable pair of pastel pedal pushers such as Warehouse's sweet version for a '50s 'Greased Lighting' look, minus the frostbite.

The blazer or top would also look great with bubblegum-pink jeans; check out A wear for its watermelon jeans for €38. Finish with some retro-tastic cats-eyes sunnies such as these oh-so-pretty pink shades from M&S, a total bargain for €12.

When the sun shines, work the car top with a pleated skirt and cute peep-toe heels for a look that's pure Saturday night at the drive-in movies!

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