Why going back in time is the thing to do in the future

Mixing vintage and streetwear is a sure fire way to create a cool individual style that’s both classic and trend conscious.

Exeter has a huge independent shop, bar and café scene, so why not take advantage of this with a trip down to Fore Street?

In McCoys’ arcade you will find The Real McCoy vintage, a retro and fancy dress store, as well as Minerva Streetwear.

Items featured in this photo shoot are in store now and there are plans on a collaborative pop up shop on campus before Christmas.

Keep an eye out on Facebook for further updates.

STYLIST: Roberta Juxon-Keen, PHOTOGRAPHER: Harry Cooke

Martha – Vintage Varsity Jacket – £35, Levi 501 – £18, Doc Marten brogues – £20, Crawlers Moon Sweater – £35
David – Levi 501 – £18, Shell Jacket – £25, Carhartt Beanie – £29.99, Polar Tee – £33, Saucony Grid 9000 – £60

Varsity and sportswear have been featured heavily on the catwalk, not only for A/W 14 but going in to S/S 15 (King of sports luxe Alexander Wang has created an entire collection inspired by classic trainers!)

Invest in a vintage baseball or shell jacket and contrast with contemporary basic tees and denim for an effortless nod to the trend.

Real McCoy has an abundance of vintage Levi jeans for just £18 a pair and doc martens boots and shoes.

Head down there for these affordable capsule pieces!

Martha – Reproduction 60’s Stripe Shift – £30, Carhartt Beanie – £20, Polar Coach Jacket – £90, Supra Owens – £45
David – Big E Vintage levi Denim jacket – £150, Dark Circle Striped Button Up – £70, Dickies Worker Chinos – £45, Saucony Grid 9000 – £60

Stripes will never go out of style, and above, with an essence of 60’s – the era of the season – we work bold stripes with classic jackets.

Martha – Christy’s Black Chepstow – £45, Embellished Top – £28, Leather Skirt – £20, Ankle Boots – £28 Carhartt Camo Jacket – £40
David – Christy’s Pork Pie (“Heisenberg”) Hat – £40 Suede Blazer – £30, Doc Martens – £30, Grind London Paisley Print Shirt – £69.99, Krew Clothing K Slim Jeans – £55

Hats are an easy way to add a cool finishing to touch to any outfit.

Mixing materials such as leather and suede with denim and embellishments brings an edge to a smart and tonal look.

Martha – Black Harrington Jacket – £35, Leather Shorts – £20, Polar Corduroy Snapback – £37.50, Grind London Tee – £30, Supra Owens – £45
David – Levi 501 – £18, Burgundy Harrington Jacket – £35, Crawlers Donegal 5 Panel – £29.99, Carhartt Camo Print Shirt – £50, New Balance – £65

Colour coordinating can be cool, especially when taking inspiration from your trainers!

Martha – Levi Denim Shorts – £18, Sheepskin Coat – £30, Ankle Boots – £28 Crawlers Orange Beanie – £20 Carhartt Blue Sweater – £50
David – Wax Jacket – £25 Doc Martens – £30, Dickies Skinny Fit Twill Worker Pant – £45, Dickies Plaid Shirt – £45

Sheepskins and Barbour jackets are androgynous and timeless in the world of outerwear.

Country inspired looks, combining plaids and knitwear will never go out of style when accessorised with the right pieces, such as this on trend beanie and classic Doc Martens.

Feeling inspired? Visit the Real McCoy and Minerva on Fore Street, Exeter City.