If we were ever in doubt how ‘fashionable’ vintage has become, then we need look no further than the summer accessories that are currently hitting the highstreet.  Those of us in the vintage know have been championing these looks for years and now it appears the British mainstream wants a slice of our unique style too. Laura Terry reports.

Not only are headscarves now considered the height of sophistication, they’re also pretty functional as they manage to mask bad hair days ever coming to light. If you’ve ever seen Thelma & Louise or Bridget Jones, you know exactly what we mean!

Chandelier Earrings
Pat Butcher, eat your heart out! Chandelier earrings are set to be massive for the festival season, teamed with plenty of tye die, ripped shorts and straw boaters. With celebs fans like Carey Mulligan and Cheryl Cole, this is one look you can’t afford to let pass you by this summer.

Ladylike gloves
Gucci, Dior and Oscar De La Renta are just some of the designers who showed ladylike gloves on the runway, not forgetting Lady Gaga is a lifelong fan of the vintage accessory, which in itself makes them cool! Opt for funky lace or luxe leather if you can stand the heat this summer.

Hair bows
If you thought head bows were only for the young then think again, as Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf has totally redefined the rules with her fantastic range of headbands.  Opt for big side bows if you want to make a statement and cute retro ones if you’re a hairband virgin and want to take it slow.