Sunday, October 16


Everyone wants that subtle vintage vibe in their wardrobes. We want to have at our finger tips the sleekest, sexiest and most stylish looks from a time gone by. In summer we were blessed with fashion items that included the best of the 20s and 30s such as high waisted swim wear, then of course comes the continuing rebirth of the 80's that flows into our lives in one form or another every other season. But in fall 2011 this time it's the 1970s that are due for a much needed reinterpretation.

Image 1 of River Island 70's Maxi Dress
Image 1 of ASOS Spotty Hot Pant Knitted Shorts

The 1970s we must remember is not all about that boho look, there are many ways to get lots of wear out of your key seventies pieces to make your outfit have a more sophisticated look. There needs to be a underlying confidence in the outfit you put together to make this trend sucessful, even the more demure looks need to be carried off with that air of sexuality and 'slap in the face' boldness. Try and step out of the stereotypical 'floppy felt hat, exotic jewels and super-high platforms' box.
For that daytime look it’s all about voluminous silhouettes and earthy colour palettes. Make sure to look for;
  • High waisted wide-leg pants or flares, smartly belted in.
  • Neat bow-blouses, especially ones with billowing or bishop sleeves. Particularly great are fabrics like silk and satin.
  • Roll neck sweaters tucked into pants or skirts. Add to the ’70s effect by layering over beaded necklaces or a vest.
  • For those more daring, a pair of hot pants are the ultimate ’70s item.
  • A smart printed jumpsuit is another great alternative.
By night you want to clothe yourself endlessly with shimmering fabrics and cuts that either tightly hug or sensually drape over the body. Also to add to the wardrobe;
  • High sheen fabrics with a ’70s disco-inspired edge, like lurex or silk; anything with a metallic thread.
  • Add a ruffled neckline under a brocade blazer or tuxedo jacket, paired with a sharp pair of pants.
  • Long, slinky gowns with draping, low necklines or dress slits are the ultimate in ’70s night time glamour.
To finish of course never forget that accessories are key when it comes to creating a ’70s look. Some things to keep in mind;
  • The right handbag completes a look. Try for smart, high quality bags like a leather satchel for day, and a small bag with a long strap for night.
  • Big, statement leather belts slung over mini skirts or maxi dresses add impact and fair to a seventies-inspired outfit.
  • A pair of on-trend thigh high boots are probably already be in your wardrobe by now – pair them with hot pants or a skirt for a decidedly sexed-up yet sophisticated ’70s look.
  • Wear lots of jewellery – but keep it a little cleaner than for a boho look. Try lots of rings with bold stones, neat piles of bangles, and long pendant necklaces and strings of beads.
Left Image - River Island 70's Maxi Dress £50.00
Right Image - ASOS Spotty Hot Pant Knitted Shorts £15.00

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