From fringes and suede to bell-bottoms and vests, the seventies had a varied range of its own signature style. The biggest trends from the decade are being revived on the runway and in street wear as well. Maybe you’ve shopped online for some key pieces to channel the look but you’re unsure of how to wear them. If you’re trying to pull the seventies trend off, you need to balance out the pieces with contemporary pieces. So how do you do that? Take a look at the top trends of the era and how you can wear them:
1. Boho dress – The boho dress is synonymous with a mother earth, flower child vibe. It’s one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces, but it’s easy to go wrong with it as well. For a laidback look, wear it with boyish sandals and a slouchy bag. Keep your accessories minimal so as to draw attention to the dress itself. Maybe you could complete the outfit with a pair of sunglasses and that’s good enough.
For an edgy look, wear the dress with combat boots and a leather jacket. This would be the right mix of rugged and feminine. For a more laidback yet edgy look, you can replace the boots with classic white kicks. Maybe wrap a shirt around to create an “elegantly wasted” look that was huge in the nineties.
2. Flared pants – One of the hottest trends from the seventies that are making a comeback is the flared pants. Whether it’s a pair of denims or a printed pair, this fun and stylish piece is a great way to bring out the Farrah Fawcett in you. For casual wear, top your flared pants with a basic tee and classic sneakers. Carry a small cross-body bag to complete the look.
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To dress it up, you can wear your flared pants with stilettos or pumps. Maybe you could top of the look with a sheer Victorian blouse like the one you’d wear as a Halloween costume. This will create a clash of eras, so you won’t look entirely like you’ve traveled forward in time from the seventies. Complete the outfit with an oversized embellished clutch and you’re ready to go.
3. Jumpsuit – From fitted wide-leg jumpsuits to utilitarian versions, jumpsuits are another seventies trend worth embracing. With a wide range of styles and colors available, you can easily find variations that will fit your body type. If you’re more bottom-heavy, try to draw attention towards your upper body. Halter necks and embellished bodices are some of the ways to do this.
If you’re top-heavy, try to go for deep V-neck jumpsuits with longer sleeves. The idea is to draw attentions towards your lower body. If you’re worried about looking too monochromatic, add accessories that will give your outfit some pop. Maybe a leather belt matching with your bag and shoes would be the perfect way to go. Avoid platforms with wide-leg jumpsuits, as this may be too top-to-bottom seventies.
4. Fringes – Nothing says seventies more than fringe does. However, it’s easy to go over the top with this trend. Instead of buying a fringed dress, try to adopt the trend into your accessories. A fringed bag is your best bet at pulling this off while still looking modern. If possible, go for one in suede so as to carry forward the trend a little more efficiently. But keep the rest of your outfit minimal as you don’t want to look like you’re headed for a music festival.
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Otherwise, you also have the option to go for a suede fringed jacket. In this case, it would be wise to keep the rest of your outfit as minimal as possible. Maybe wear the look with a simple slip dress courtesy of the nineties. Whatever you do, just make sure you don’t add a cowboy hat or anything that might make you look like you’re in a film set.
5. Peasant blouse – As one of the signature seventies trends, the peasant blouse is an ideal summer wardrobe piece. This piece is also versatile with endless possibilities on how to style it. Keep it casual by wearing it with a fun skater skirt or a pair of denim shorts. Complete the look with a flannel shirt tied around your waist and a pair of white sneakers. Similarly, you can also replace the skirt or shorts with a pair of relaxed denims.
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If you’re wearing the blouse for a more formal event, switch to a narrow pencil skirt that was huge during the fifties. Again, you’ll be following the rule of clashing eras together. This skirt would look perfect with a cropped off-shoulder peasant blouse. Both pumps and stilettos can complete the look, so choose whichever pair makes you feel more comfortable. Complete this look with an embellished clutch and a cute jacket for a night out in town.
Have you ever thought of wearing these items before? Or maybe you’ve already worn them several times. Try out the style tips mentioned above and have fun experimenting with your look. Got any style ideas in mind? Feel free to leave a comment below.