BACK TO THE OLD SCHOOL
Time may change, but true fashion lives forever and with this Spring bringing home the flower power of the 70’s, we can say hello again to some of the most memorable fashions of the decade. Although many of us were not around for the birth of the mini skirt, it is time to embrace the plethora of different styles that the 70’s was so famous for.
With our guide to how to start up your own 70’s fashion love affair, with truly inspiring pieces from the latest fashion shows you’ll be bringing your own electric mix of flower power meets Chloe and Yves Saint Laurent, a match made in fashion heaven.
To be a true 70’s fashion inspirer it’s important to embrace everything loved about the era. Gone were the days of repression, it was a chance for woman to wear what they liked, when they liked and how ever they liked. The free and easy mind set of these inspiring woman bought forward a new take on some of fashions forgotten era’s, nostalgic of the 20’s, 30’s and even taking inspiration from Edwardian times, the 70’s reinvented some of these classic looks all to the backdrop of disco and the clomp of platform shoes.
This time around the itchiness of the polyester is a distant memory, as all the 70’s fashion staples have had a facelift, being bought to life by some of fashions greatest names. With our guide to the top 4 inspired trends leading their way from the latest spring to summer catwalk collections straight to your own wardrobe, you’ll be embracing the sultry 70’s vibe.
Double denim is set to take over this upcoming season, flares being set to take over the skinny as the nation’s new favourite. Perfect for both day and evening, the new take on the 70’s favourite is a little less John Travolta a much classic look on the favoured flare.
The new style flare doesn’t have to be as big as the original 70’s style, experiment with which size suits you best. Team with double denim for a catwalk inspired look, or why not try with another staple of the season the pussy-bow shirt.
Twice the Height
Platforms are any girls essential on a night out, and with gorgeous takes on the classic 70’s platform featuring in on trend pastel colours and in all types of fabulous materials from suede to patent, they are a season must have. Not only has the platform had a face lift, but it has also inspired another season must have the plat formed wedge. In keeping with the 70’s inspired trend, featuring nude colours teamed with a gorgeous wooden wedge channelling the ethnic inspired vibe of the 70’s.
Why not push the 70’s style to the next level and add knee high socks in a block colour with your platform, or if you’re not feeling quite so daring try out cute lace or frilled ankle socks to give a fresh new take on the 70’s inspired look. Team with a cute mini dress for a gorgeous evening look.
Keeping it Cute
Big sleeves and even bigger collars were all major looks in the 70’s. Beautiful pussy-bow inspired pieces have donned the catwalks the season, with Chloe in particular giving cute a whole new meaning. Available in some of the most luxurious materials, ranging from silk, chiffon and even leather for the more daring, pussy-bow shirts with their gorgeous over sized collars with intricate detailing, nostalgic of the Edwardian inspired 70’s fashion, it will be love at first sight.
This look is just perfect for day or night and will flatter most body shapes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with some of the bolder colours and prints inspired by the 70’s this season. These feminine pussy-bow shirts will work perfectly with flares or with a mini skirt, all dependent on how daring you want to be. Bare legs are very in this season, and although we may not have to weather for it (or the time to bother fake tanning our winter pins) try some of these Henry Holland suspender tights so there is no need for cold legs! For a more casual take on the look, try with brogues in the day and spice it up a little with some disco diva platforms to carry your look through to the evening.
It is said that she who dares wins, and if you dare to take on the ultimate 70’s staple you will leave your fashion admirers deep in the green jungle of envy. The cat suite is a real feminine staple, teamed with other 70’s staples such as the platform heel will give you a truly electrifying look this season. Featured on the catwalks in the popular zesty shades of spring, from gorgeous burnt out orange to the bold and bright 70’s inspired ethnic inspired pieces you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The era of the new cat suite is really something to be admired and there is something to suit every purse. Some gorgeous examples from ASOS show you don’t need to break the bank ladies to look fabulous. Keep the tones natural and let the cat suite do all the talking!