The New Romantics and The Blitz Kids were a British subcultural phenomenon in the late 1970s and early 80s. Rising within the Thatcher era, famous clubs like the Blitz club and Hero spawned the surreal looking, androgynous youths, along with creating a fashion legacy and an influential music sound. The likes of Visage, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet and Marliyn rose to public attention.
Although this youth subculture started underground it quickly become mainstream, but with its popularity came it’s downfall and its disappeared and faded to grey. Today you can the Blitz Kids influence on fashion and music through the likes of Roisin Murphy, (fugly) Lady Gaga and La Roux.
Go back to 1973 throw on a pair of converse, black socks and some burgundy skinny jeans and drink a bloody mary by the pool, why not?
|1975 retro Greyhound Bus blazer style drivers jacket. If you are looking for something unique and original then this is what you need. This grey vintage chic will look good teamed up with a pair of skinny black jeans and a white vintage T. You can pick it up for £35.00 at Rokit.
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With a the new economic problems why not suffer in style with a value for money stylish look !
First, everyone needs atleast one button up cardigan in their wardrobe. This Olive Cardigan at Topman is £25.00. The good thing is you can wear it casual and smart.
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Second, team the cardigan up with a pair of skinny fit tapered grey jeans from Uni Qlo.
This are a steal as they are on sale right now at £19.99. The quality is also good, made from 99% cotton. These are on limited offer so be fast! You can team these jeans up with any vintage T for a whole new look.
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Team your new jeans and cardigan up with a pair of white canvas pumps from Pop Boutique. Pop was one of the leading stores in Manchester and London which created the 1960s subcultural movements within the United Kingdom.
These shoes are throw away fashion, but at £12.00. You can also get them in A vibrant yellow, blue, grey and black.
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Next up, make the outfit pop with a pale yellow and grey check light weight scarf from Urban outfitters.This scarf is perfect to team up with the grey jeans and the olive cardigan. You can buy this Item for £15.00!
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Finally, top off with a vintage 1970s navy blue flight bag. The bag is from the Canadian airline ‘Wardair. The navy blue and the white trim add to a really stlyish and retro look for a casual day to day bag. You can pick this item up at Rokit for £30.00. www.rokit.co.uk
If you are looking for classic and iconic piece of eyewear for next summer these are a hot choice. The 1970s Carrera sunglasses standout, with smokey toned rims and gold tinted frames. You can grab these pair at London based Vintage Shop, Rokit, for £90.
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