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Trend to Try: 1970’s Revival


What do Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Topher Grace and Spring 2011 have in common? (Hint: it has nothing to do with friends with benefits, insane anorexic ballet dancers, or bad 80’s style rom-com remakes – seriously Topher stick to the decade that did you well).

No, what these three now A-List stars have in common is that they can all credit the 70’s with jump starting their careers.

The way I look at it, if this fabulous threesome parleyed the 70’s into successful careers, I see no reason why I couldn’t use the decade as inspiration for my Spring wardrobe!

This Spring is all about taking a modern approach to 1970s fashion. From the disco-glam, to the bohemian-chic, to the Yves Saint Laurent sharp tailoring, the Spring 2011 runways had it all! These three ’70s styles come with a plethora of trendy outfits, all of which spell groovy!

Runways showed long hemlines, low necklines, metallics, wide legged pants, high-waisted pants, platform heels, maxi skirts, bow blouses, hot pants, jumpsuits, bold patterns, vibrant colors, wrap dresses, over the knee boots, faux fur, fringe, big sunglasses, floppy hats, pleats, peasant blouses, drapey long dresses, just to name a few.

Check below for the perfect items to add to your spring wardrobe to give it that 70’s touch and make it truly far out!! Mix and match these 70’s style items and contemporary style for an awesome balanced modern and old school look, or if you truly have disco fever wear the all!

WIDE LEG DENIM: Whenever I think 1970’s style I automatically think BELL BOTTOMS! These flared jeans are so cute, versatile, and most importantly, not that pricey!

Gap Wide Leg Trouser Jeans, $69.50

 

PLATFORMS: Platform shoes are a must this season. Not only are these shoes super groovy, but platform heels are super comfy!

Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Platform – Canvas Espadrille, $145

 

WRAP DRESS: In the early 1970’s Diane Von Furstenberg introduced a lightweight knitted jersey dress that has become an iconic fashion piece. The wrap dress has greatly influenced women’s fashion and is a must have both now and way back when in the 1970’s.

Diane von Furstenberg Ignacia Chiffon Wrap Dress, $375

PLEATED DRESS: Like DVF, Halston was another popular designer of the 1970’s. His pleated dresses were all about the 1970’s disco glam! Even today this Halston metallic pleated dress just screams DISCOOO!!

Halston Heritage Plisse Metallic Draped Dress, $325

 

JUMPSUIT: With this jumpsuit there is no doubt that you wouldn’t be a hit at Studio 54!

M Missoni Halter Harem Jumpsuit, $895

 

FLOPPY HAT: A floppy hat is an essential 1970’s accessory! This hat is also perfect for a very sunny Spring day!

Lacy Edge Floppy Straw Hat, $39

 

MAXI DRESS: A long maxi dress is an essential item to create a ’70s -inspired, bohemian-chic look!

TopShop Rose Tiered Chiffon Maxi Dress, $135.00

 

BOW BLOUSE: A bow blouse, like this one, is great because it achieves that tailored yet feminine look!

Tibi Tie Neck Constellation Blouse, $284

 

LOW NECKLINES: The 1970’s was all about daring fashion. The best way to achieve this is by wearing a low cut tunic like this! Come on show some skin!

Free People Crossed Paths Tunic, $68

 

OVERSIZED SUNNIES: These sunglasses are sooo Kate Hudson in Almost Famous and a must have 1970’s accessory!

TopShop Brown Large Metal Round Rimmed Sunglasses, $32

 

-SARA STERNBERG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daphne B.

I really enjoyed reading this article on this trend. It is very apparent even on the streets as well as runways: the loose bell-bottom/flare pants, flowy sleeves and groovy prints. That black tunic you featured at the end is especially cute. Great article.

Reply March 31, 2011, 6:27 pm

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