The best clothes to dress retro but still stylish

Fashion trends can quickly feel very monotonous, especially for men. They tend to be recycled, and past styles come back into fashion by designers and fashion experts. But taking inspiration from past styles can help elevate your own. From suspenders to vintage knitwear, men worldwide are rocking the looks with their unique flare. This blog will outline 4 of the basic principles to follow when creating your personalised retro outfit.

The Classic Shirt and Pants

This is a staple in any retro outfit. Most men have a pair of dress pants and a dress shirt in their wardrobe. However, it is crucial to get the cut right as not every cut is considered “retro”. A nice pair of slim-fitting trousers will give you the perfect 60’s look paired with a slimmer fitting shirt.

As this is the base, accessories will elevate the outfit. So adding a pair of sunglasses, suspenders, belt, and nice shoes will transform the once basic outfit into a stylish masterpiece.

Vintage Knitwear with Denim

Vintage knitwear paired with classic denim jeans is the perfect go-to outfit for a classic, effortless daily look. Quality pair of denim jeans should be a staple in every man’s wardrobe. Knitwear compliments every denim style, from skinny jeans to bell bottoms. It is one of the most accessible and most popular vintage fashion trends.

Suspenders with Different Outfits

Suspenders are one of the most retro accessories. Super classy suspenders are an easy way to bring the retro feel into your looks. Suspenders, like knitwear, can go with every style of shirt and pants and even shorts. There are so many types of suspenders to choose from.

Polka Dotted Shirts

Polka dots are one of the first things that come to mind when anyone says ‘retro’. Incorporating this into your wardrobe can help you cover your retro bases. There are many shirts, pants, shorts, and ties with polka dot prints that you can choose from. Adding them to your overall outfit can help elevate the overall look and feel of what you are going for.

Bright Colours

Funky colours are essential when going retro. Select colours you typically would not wear. It will allow you to stand out from the crowd, keeping you looking fresh and classy with little to no effort. The easiest way to bring a pop of colour is by wearing a brightly coloured jacket such as a bomber jacket or a Harrington jacket which you can take off whenever you please.


Using various ideas and hopping on the trend before it has even begun will help you stand out quicker than the rest. The ease of the retro look is what helps keep it fashionable. You don’t even need to go out and purchase a whole new wardrobe. Many of the clothes we have in our wardrobe can easily be paired differently to make them more retro. Try them on, experiment and get creative with the clothes you already own. Old is most certainly gold! Our tips can come in handy for anyone who may have a mental block when creating an outfit, so rereading the main tips outlined above can help.