As you might have noticed, fashion always come back around and this time it’s the 70s turn to steal the spotlight. Many designers showcased their 70s inspired designs down the runway: Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cavalli are a few of the fashion houses that featured classic 70s details including pussybow blouses and dresses with gorgeous patterns; suede accessories, skirts and bottoms; platform boots, wide brimmed hats and of course bell bottoms.
Even though haute couture might not be for everyone’s taste or budget, the High Street always takes inspiration from Fashion Week every season, meaning you can still get that chic 70s look without spending a fortune.
Where to start? You might want to go all out: full 70s look from head to toe; or you might be a bit wary and would want to take it slow or even think it would not suit you, but the truth is there is something out there for everyone. Like they say “less is more”, so opt for subtle details incorporated into your everyday outfit and embrace one of the most fabulous fashion decades.
If you are feeling brave and ready to get out of your comfort zone or you are a fashion maverick I would recommend you go for the classic pussybow blouse with a print. This one from Somerset by Alice Temperley (1) features gorgeous feminine details like the bow tie neckline, puffed sleeves, subtly tapered cuffs and a lovely curved hemline. It can also be worn to school or work and transition easily to evening by simply adding a couple of accessories or swapping your shoes.
Speaking of shoes, why not take your outfit to the next level by adding a pair of platform shoes? Featuring a lovely neutral brown colour and a retro wooden platform design, these summery shoes from New Look (2) are an excellent way of elongating your legs and stylising your figure. Even though they are a bit high with at 4.5” the block heel and added platform make them more comfortable to walk in and the ankle strap keeps them securely in place.
And to complete the look, try a pair of bell bottom jeans! These jeans from the Topshop Moto range (3) have a clean cut flare in a very flattering and slimming indigo wash, they’re made from 100% cotton so they are very comfortable and an excellent choice that will keep you fresh come the warmer months. With their floor-skimming length, no one will ever figure out that your lovely long looking legs are getting a little help from those super high heels you’re wearing.
If the sun decides to come out and the weather gets warm or you are lucky enough to go on a lovely sunny getaway on your next holiday, don’t forget to pack one of these. A trusty floppy hat that will keep you looking stylish while maintaining the harmful sun rays at bay. This one from the H&M Premium Quality (4) range is made of durable felted wool and is decorated with an imitation leather band.
As you can see, it’s easy to get into the 70s trend and what better time to start after Spring cleaning your wardrobe?
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