The lavish costumes of recently-released blockbuster The Great Gatsby have inspired us to add some vintage glamour to our summer wardrobes.

Top 5 Tricks: Quick Great Gatsby glamour

Here are our top picks to work your inner Daisy Buchanan:

Embrace accessories

The easiest way to get your Gatsby on: think art deco, bold-coloured jewels and pearls, pearls, pearls. This turquoise angel wing necklace from River Island (£15) is a fabulous modern take on art deco – or add a subtle nod to the trend with a pearl hair accessory, like this one from Accessorize (£12).

Hats were a staple of any Jane’s wardrobe in the ‘20s. We love this wide-brimmed number from Dorothy Perkins – perfect for lazing around at lavish picnics on dappled riverbanks (or, you know, in your garden with a good book).

Sequins, feathers, and beading – oh my!

Embellishment is the best-known feature of 1920s fashion, and we can’t think of a better excuse to indulge in a bit of sequinned sparkle this summer. Channel Chanel in this scalloped monochrome top from River Island (£38) – or go full-out flapper with this gorgeous beaded dress from Miss Selfridge (£85).

Work the T-Bar

Avoid feeling like you’ve gone back to your schooldays with a heeled sandal in summer shades – we’re loving these coral beauties from Asos (£42).

Take liberties

The liberty print was huge in the ‘20s – we recommend this pretty oriental-print silk scarf from Accessorize (£12). Geometric, structured designs are also key to this vintage look – this large clutch bag from Zara (£39.99) modernises the trend perfectly.


Complete your look with the soft folds of a luxuriously draped jacket – this ivory blazer from Warehouse (£60) is perfect for soft summer evenings.

So there you have it – 5 easy ways to work Great Gatsby glamour. What are your favourite picks from the 1920s trend?

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