The 70s are back again (is that the third or fourth time now? We don’t care, we love it!) and this season it’s all about that classic 70s silhouette and the earthy hippy love that imbues the era so perfectly. If you want yourself a slice of the pie, there are so many ways to get into that 70s spirit the 21st century way, and here are a few examples to get your creative fashionista minds ticking along.
Need I say more? Not only are these babies sexy, but practical – now there’s a duo you didn’t see happening. Keep your footsies warm in the early Spring chill in glamorous 70s style. For that extra 70s groove, go for a mid-brown suede.
Middle partings were, just a few years a go, a big old no-no. They have, however, been making quite the comeback in the past few seasons, and now they’re back with a vengeance. For a truly 70s hippy parting, though, make sure you wear your hear down and natural. A slight wave is always nice, but straight works too. Think: beachy.
Spring and Summer are usually all about colour, but if you’re going for the 70s look this season, it’s perfectly acceptable to tone it down a little and embrace those earthy tones. Burnt oranges, mustard yellows and deep, dull reds can make a nice change from the brown on brown.
If you’re anything like us, if you think 70s, you think flares. Flares have had a bad rep, but they’re actually pretty fab. Not only do they balance the hips, creating a slimming silhouette for those of us on the curvier side, but they’re trousers. Think about it. Perfectly smooth, shaved legs is not a necessity here!
Tassels, tassels and more tassels. Channel your inner Pocahontas and go for tasselled accessories this Spring/Summer season. From bags to fringing to footwear, you’re bound to be a convert in no time. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, tasselled jewellery, anyone?
Big graphic florals
Florals are no stranger to the Spring/Summer season, but it’s a very distinctive type of floral you want for your 70s look. Forget those chintzy little grandma florals, and go bigger, bold and brighter than ever before. for truly 70s florals look for that painterly effect. Not only will it add a bit of pattern to your wardrobe, but some artistic texture, too!
Long pendant jewellery
Long, heavy pendant jewellery is classic 70s and a good thing, too, because we love it! Typically gold to add to that earthy vibe, think long chains and strings holding that single statement pendant piece. This works not only with necklaces but bracelets and earrings, too.
Slouch blouses are quintessential 70s glam. We love silk blouses with long, tapered or cuffed sleeves and deeper-than-deep V necklines. Paired with a classic pair of flared jeans, you really can’t go wrong.