I'm a child of the 70s, and if there's one thing I love about that decade, it's the fashion. Sometimes I will look at old photo albums to see what my mum was wearing back in the day. The fashion back then was about shapes and silhouettes (think flared jeans and circle sunnies). But this time round, the focus has shifted. Instead, this season’s 70's revival is all about fabric and colour choice. We’re talking corduroy pants, patchwork minis and suede jackets in mustard, rust, beige or brown.
Of course, our favourite 70’s styles haven’t gone out the window. Micro minis, flares and pinafores are still a huge part of the trend. Work them in with the right colours and fabrics and you’re guaranteed to nail this look. Here are some of our top tips…
Colour choice is essential for this trend. Go for earthy hues like dark green, mustard, rust and brown. We love the way Olivia Palermo has taken contemporary styles like ankle boots and a fur-trimmed trench and combined them with old school colours. This is the perfect way to give an old trend a modern twist.
This is a must-have item for Autumn/Winter 2016. These skirts are popping up everywhere lately. Pair your patchwork mini with knee high boots and a turtleneck sweater for that preppy 70s vibe.
There’s no doubt about it, suede is the fabric of the season. The best part is, you can wear as much of it as you like. Suede pants, suede skirts, suede jackets, suede boots and bags… Think of it like a new take on the classic double-denim trend - there are no limits.
Bright geo prints are another great way to get that 70’s vibe going. Try a bold tee or some groovy printed pants, paired with denim, retro sunnies and platform heels. You cannot miss!
Like any successful comeback, you’ve always got to weave in a bit of the new. We love the look of retro colours and fabrics, paired with contemporary styles like culottes and fashion-forward heels.