12 Sep 2015

AW15 Fashion Trend #1

Ciao ♥ Much to my dismay autumn is menacingly creeping up on our doorsteps. Its official arrival will unwelcomingly be taking place in exactly 11 days' time. Although I am deeply (allow me to emphasise this by making it bold) saddened by summer’s nearing departure, I am somewhat relieved that I still have a fair bit of time to get you ladies fashionably prepared for the upcoming season.

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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Ciao ♥ Xx 

37 comments:

  1. I'm mourning the end Summer too :( but so psyched that 70s fashion is sticking around for at least another season, I'm totally in love with all the suede and boho looks. I'm already planning my autumn outfits...

    Helen xx
    Hels Yeah | Fashion & Lifestyle

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  2. Interesting post and wishlist i love the scarf xx kisses xx
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  3. Wonderful round-up and beautiful picks - the necklace and sunnies are my favourite. x

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  5. Love the post! Love your blog too.

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  7. Loving your finds!!! Great post!
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  10. Love your collection!! Almost they are all my favorites!!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  11. Great post and nice pics :)
    xoxo,

    Johanna,
    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the 70s trend in cooler weather- the furs and boots are amazing!

    Anna | aforvogue

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  13. Loove the second collage, especially the suede jacket and those glasses! <3
    xx Ama

    PHUCKITFASHION

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  14. Lovely selection! Nice!

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  15. I really love that bag & the sunglasses!
    Morgan | theradwife.blogspot.com

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  16. The brown laser cut suede fringed cape from River Island looks right up my street. I NEED that in my life!
    In fact you've done a great job of putting together such a great collection.

    Beth x
    www.ProFemaleBlogger.com // Blogger Of The Week Interview with Em Sheldon

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  17. You have picked so many fantastic pieces that would all work really well together as a capsule collection. I love your tips as well. I have a love/hate thing going on with 70's style but I'd wear every one of these.

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  18. The colors, textures, and patterns in this upcoming season are so very 60's and 70's inspired. It always amazes me that we always end up using trends from the past. I love it!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

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  19. Love all the colours in this trend, sadly i dont think i'll be giving it a go, 70s just isnt for me! Loving all the pieces you've picked out though!

    Dana || Fashion Dew

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  21. Love all these collections and looks, makes me so excited for the fall! xx

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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  22. I am actually so on board with the 70s trend for this fall. I had never really been into 70s style and colors before, but for some reason I am all about them now, especially the silhouettes.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  23. I love the burgundy Mango suede jacket featured in this post, I have a similar version by Mango in camel. I'm sorry to say goodbye to Summer too.. though I'm looking forward to Autumn/Winter now as well!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  24. I just love fall fashion! Those top shop flares are to die for. Loved the post x
    http://christbelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Your quick tips are rather helpful, and I am so glad that denim isn't the only flared pants, as I love it in the various material.

    xoxo, Christina (Copy Her Style)

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  26. The 60s/70s trend is my favourite big trend in a long time, boots, tights a skirt and a roll necked jumper are all perfect for winter too!
    Lizzy | by Lizzy x

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  27. So in love with the trends for this fall especially the 70s one!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  28. Nice picks. They are all pretty♥♥
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