As with art and design, and literature for that matter, fashion is endlessly self-referential. With each new season, we see a smattering of nods to a previous era. Sometimes its a Victoriana ruff-like collar, at other moments we see military styles of the 40s making their way down the runway. For Autumn and Winter 2018 though, we're seeing just about every decade from the last half century come into play. So it's time to pick your favourite era and run with it. No need to stay completely authentic to the era - choose your favourite references and build them into a look that suits you.
Inspiration brand: Moschino.
Think twin sets and block colours, shift dresses and all shades of pastels. Also big cat eye sunnies for the win.
Bow detail cotton dress - £665
Pastel blue cashmere knit sweater - £85
Embellished satin dress - £355
Houndstooth co-ord skirt and jacket.
Jacket - £69.99
Skirt - £35.99
Blue bouclé jacket and shorts - £ 85
Pointy Polly cat eye sunnies in pink - £18
Cady mini dress - £1,630
Zebra print belted mini dress - £350
Black magic cat eye sunnies - £10
Inspiration brand: Christian Dior.
Think fringes, tassels, patchwork, denim and ankle swingers. For accessories, read: colourful lenses and a jaunty beret.
Printed long dress - £69.99
Red square toe snake boot - £85
Faux shearling denim jacket - £425
Green silky fringe dress - £679.50
Western rodeo inspired fringe shirt - £15
Belted denim jacket - £650
Tie dye flared jeans - £310
Bell sleeve blouse with metallic detail - £280
Flared leather trousers - £1,150
Brown teddy coat - £129
Inspiration brand: Saint Laurent.
Think shorter hemlines, puffy power shoulders and lurex metallics. Style with a chunky boot and clip on earrings.
Embellished slik-satin blazer - £6,084
Twisted red silk blouse - £645
Gold lamé party dress - £4,500
Ruched one shoulder leather top - £1,620
Black faux leather mini - £17.99
Metallic fil silk chiffon top - £280
One shoulder sequin dress - £45
Metallic finish blue sparkly socks - £4