I’d been wanting to write a post about my love of 1970’s fashion for a while, but I was waiting for the perfect outfit to post with it – and I think this look is the one.
If you’ve been following along for a few months, or even just a few weeks, it’s pretty obvious that I’m a lover of all things 1970’s. I’m always talking about how lucky I am that I was born in the decade that I was – although, if I could have lived through ANY decade, it would have been when I was a teen/young adult in the 60’s and 70’s. But, I’ll take the next best thing, which is the twenty-tens. In my opinion, this is the most stylish/creative decade we’ve had SINCE the 1970’s. The 80’s was where music pretty much went to die, and the 2000’s had the WORST fashion.
Then, with the turn of the decade into 2010, lots of creative art came to the forefront. With the popularity of EDM and electronic music on the rise, along with other types of great instrumental music, I’d say pop culture-wise, this musical genre was one of the best things to come out of this decade. But, it’s what’s come back around that truly makes me happy – 70’s fashion.
From bell-bottoms, to long, flowy tops and patent platform shoes, the 70’s are here again, and they came back just in time. It saved us from the white-washed, bleach splattered denim and Ed Hardy tees. The mustard and burnt orange tones rescued us from the Paris Hilton pink days of the 2000’s. If I still don’t have you convinced that the 70’s style is the best thing we’ve seen SINCE the 1970’s, just remember – this means disco balls are back in style. Need I say more?
So, if you’re looking to wear this trend the right way, see below for all the types of styles and clothing pieces you can wear to look like you just walked out of a Studio 54 party.
TOPS: kaftans, long silk robes, Peasant tops, cropped knitted tops, tight & short tees with contrast bands at the neck and arms, sleeveless vests, knit ponchos, long sleeved shirts that flare out at the ends of the arms (like super flared jeans)
BOTTOMS: high-waisted wide leg pants, wide straight leg pants with pleats at the top, Palazzo pants, bell bottom jeans, pleated knee-length skirts, long maxi skirts, high-waisted hot pants
DRESSES/JUMPSUITS: jumper dresses, maxi peasant dresses, Caftans, wrap dresses, denim jumpsuits
MAKE UP & HAIR: natural make up look, pearlized shimmer, nude, clear, light pink lip gloss, long straight hair parted in the middle, all-natural hair, Shag hair, feathered layers
COLORS/PRINTS: pastels, mauves, yellow, mustard, red, burnt orange, rust, copper, baby blue, forest green, paisley, stripes, flowers, glitter
There you have it. And if you ever need inspo, just Google Stevie Nicks, and you’ll be good to go.
Photos by Todd White