jazz-shoes.jpgAs someone who not only lived through the 80s but is old enough to remember them in pretty graphic detail, I have a certain fondness for jazz shoes. Those soft, almost slipper-like plimsolls that managed to be casual and somehow classy at the same time.

We all had a plain pair in our lockers, but I was always envious of those trendy types who were cool enough to own a decorated pair. And as it happens, these star-spangled jazz shoes from Urban Outfitters remind me of a style I once spotted in a now-defunct department store and wanted so badly it hurt. But nostalgia aside I think they're a gorgeous and statement-making style that would suit anyone whose wardrobe has a retro vibe. If that sounds like you, they're £95 at Urban Outfitters.