This summer and for the upcoming seasons, we’re seeing a return to a more overt kind of femininity. Not to be mistaken for showing more skin, these trends pay homage to early 1960s flirtatious silhouettes and girly prints. We were especially struck by the interpretation seen on Giles’ Autumn/Winter 2012-13 runway. While the separates were traditional, tweaks like watercolor prints and high-collared blouses feel refreshingly new.
As much as we would love to snatch up a piece (or five) from the collection, we’re not sure if our credit cards to handle the pressure. With that in mind, we went hunting for more affordable options to echo the same sensibilities without breaking the bank. Here, get a peek at some pieces we found that will help you nail the trend for less.