Over the new few weeks I will be showcasing a selection of the hottest fashion trends in an ‘AW15 Fashion Trends’ blog post series. In today’s instalment I will be focusing upon the 70s trend. This revival kick-started off last season, which you can read about here: SS15 Fashion Trend – The 70s, and has been back in fashion ever since. Before I begin, a little word of advice… grab yourself a cuppa and some biscuits as there’s lots of fashionable advice and tips to soak in.
Fashion in the 1970s, famously known as the “Me Decade”, has continued to be the biggest source of style inspiration this year. Some of the biggest names in the fashion industry including Anna Sui, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Chloe and Jonathan Saunders have all incorporated the 70s trend into their AW15 RTW collection. Featured below are some of my favourite looks from their catwalk shows.
Fashion in the early 70s was a continuation of the bohemian hippy culture that was popular in the mid-to-late 60s. An everyday go-to outfit consisted of a pair of bell-bottoms, otherwise known as flares, which were worn by both men and women. Personally, I feel that these look best when worn with a tight-fitting top such as a metallic, ribbed jumper featuring a chevron or stripe pattern or a silk pussybow blouse. I'd also suggest you finish off your outfit by draping on a suede or leather trench coat, an oversize faux-fur coat or a suede sherling or fringed coat. Remember, coats and jackets are the ultimate finishing touch to any outfit so invest in at least one statement piece as it can instantly give you the "I want her outfit" factor.
- #FashionTrendFact: Last season the high-street stores were overflowing with denim flares. This season these have been surpassed with an array of fabrics including corduroy, wool and suede.
- #FashionTrendTip: A tight-fitting top helps to compliment the structured silhouette of flares.
Moreover, a great thing about this trend is that it won't leave you penniless halfway through the month, desperately waiting for payday, because you've naughtily overspent trying to update your wardrobe. No siree! In fact, as this trend oozes an effortless retro vibe you're probably better off having a good rummage through your wardrobe, and making use of what you already have. Ha! As if people think they have to splash a load of cash to be bang-on-trend (you really don't). I feel that this idea stems from people failing to realise that trends are constantly being recycled and often come back into fashion every few seasons. I'm sure that's a massive relief to hear, especially for those ladies who heavily invest in the seasonal trends. If it makes you feel better, consider your spending a smart move ;)
I'd also suggest you invest in a few accessories that can be worn with an array of different outfits. These can include a felt floppy hat, skinny scarf, faux-fur stole, turban style headband or a suede fringed handbag. All are relatively affordable and are available to purchase from the majority of the high-street and online stores. This is also perfect for those ladies who only want to incorporate a subtly hint of the 70s trend opposed to rockin' it full-on.
- #FashionTrendFact: Outwear garments in the 70s mostly consisted of a suede or faux-fur composition and included detailing such as laser cutting, tassels and patchwork.
- #FashionTrendTip: Textures are a great way of adding some character and dimension to an outfit. It's also quite fun to stroke (LOL).
Below is a selection of my favourite 70s find from the high-street and online stores, all of which are currently available to purchase. What are you favourite pieces? Mine has to be the leather high-heel courts and Miu Miu sunglasses ♥
Striped Funnel Neck Top - £18 from Topshop (click here to view)
Wool Hat - £19.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Leather High Heel Courts by Unique - £135 from Topshop (click here to view)
Mango Zipped Suede Jacket - £89.99 from House of Fraser (click here to view)
Floral Embroidered A-Line Skirt - £55 from Topshop (click here to view)
Fish Drop Earrings by Patricia Nicolas - £40 from Topshop (click here to view)
Brown Swirl Print Roll Neck Top - £20 from River Island (click here to view)
High-Waisted Cord Flares by Topshop Archive - £65 from Topshop (click here to view)
The Regent Bag - £190 from Karen Millen (click here to view)
Miu Miu 13NS 49 Gold & Brown Sunglasses -
£205/£137 from Sunglass Hut (click here to view)
Over The Knee High Heel Leather Boot - £79.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Leather Clutch Bag - £39.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Casio Unisex Gold LCD Bracelet Watch - £35.99 from Argos (click here to view)
Bronze Circle Pendant Collar - £12.50 from Dorothy Perkins (click here to view)
Brown Laser Cut Suede Fringed Cape - £95 from River Island (click here to view)
Limited Edition Floral Midi Shift Dress - £45 from M&S (click here to view)
Faux Fur Scarf - £19.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Felt Floppy Hat - £25 from Oasis (click here to view)
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in Sweet Spot - £38 from Selfridges (click here to view)
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