Tuesday, 24 March 2015

TREND TUESDAY: THAT 70s SHOW




With this season’s seventies fascination set to storm into the next (read our AW15 round-up here), it was only fitting that we devoted this week’s Trend Tuesday to the decade. We’ve delved through some vintage issues of Vogue (as though we needed an excuse) to bring you some original seventies style inspiration, and to put together a selection of wardrobe staples to nail this season’s biggest trend. 

It was the seventies that first saw denim boom and, by the end of the decade, designer jeans were making their way onto Fashion Week catwalks. We love the versatility of denim. Simple, yet chic and the perfect base to build any outfit on, denim is perhaps the easiest way to add a seventies feel to your style. Replace your skinnies for some high-waisted flared jeans or, for more a feminine look, a denim shirt dress, as worn by Verushka.

Perhaps it’s the romantic feel or the effortless, yet neat, style of the white blouse that makes it so alluring. Look for sheer, delicate materials decorated with embroidery and crochet (Jane Birkin’s crocheted shirt collar means we'll never look at a plain white shirt in the same way again). Tuck into a camel or dark brown A-Line skirt for a simple, but feminine look.

The seventies it girls wore long fringing on wide sleeves, gladiator sandals and crop tops, giving clothes a romantic feel. Channel the trend with (much smaller) fringed details on bags, shoes and hemlines. Continuing the boho feel, a floor-sweeping maxi dress in a warm, earthy colour is another perfect item to dress up in and get into the seventies spirit. Paisley, folkloric and floral prints make the dress an ideal investment piece to wear into the autumn (layered under chunky knits of course). Though the vibrant prints of the seventies maxi can be quite intimidating to wear, they look best when accompanied with minimal styling, and go perfectly with our final wardrobe staple, the wide-brimmed floppy hat. Parfait!


Words by Anam Rahim