5.22.2011

it's the 70's baby

 
 

I've recently been loving this on-growing trend of 70's fashion! I love a nice wide-legged pant paired with a sleek printed blouse tucked in. To top it all off, you could even pair some geometric or angular quirky earrings with a blowout full of body or a sleek pony-tail.  The the first photo truly epitomizes 70's in the most modern way possible. The pants are so quirky and chic yet the cut is so clean that it looks extremely sophisticated and flattering. To top it all off, a simple figure hugging creme sweater doesn't detract from the boldness of the pant and adds depth and texture to the outfit. Then for some 70's flare, the scarf bow tie really ties the look altogether. 
This summer when going for a 70's look, be sure to keep your eyes open for:
  • Flare or wide-legged jeans 
  • High-waisted skirts and trousers
  • Bow-blouses, especially ones with billowing or bishop sleeves (Particularly great in fabrics like silk and satin)
  • Clogs or platforms with chunky heels
  • Long pendants, beaded necklaces, stone rings, and bangles
  • Hot pants, jumpsuits, and maxi dresses
  • Tuxedo jackets, brocade blazers
  • Fedoras, floppy hats, and skinny leather belts
 Shoes:
As for shoes, it's great to go for something more on trend now so that you aren't in head-to-toe 70's! It's fun to dress in a different way that looks really chic and trendy, but you always want to keep your look modern, so that it's not as if you popped out of a time machine!! Go for some taupe or nude colored colored booties or platform shoes. I'm personally in LOVE with these Jeffrey Campbell Ophelia platforms. Colors like that really complement a 70's look, because it was very trendy back then! Go for oranges, mahogany reds, golden yellows, and neutral colors for a very retro looking 70's outfit.

 Makeup:
For makeup, go minimal. Don't go all crazy with eyeshadow or anything drastic, because your outfit will generally be doing a lot of the talking. Instead, do a simple winged liner and use a bronzer or peachy blush that contours your cheekbones. Highlight the natural points on your face where the light would normally hit and try to keep your face matte and dewy. As for lips, get a fun orange lipstick or gloss for a retro feel!

xoxo

5 comments:

guns, babes and lemonade said...

Agree with you x 1230911231808. And the 70s trend is definitely here to stay for a few more seasons at least. Very nice recap on the trend! The first outfit is my faveee, xx

Roxy Heart said...

Great post!
I'm really excited for trend! It's so fun!
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ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

the long khaki green overall is just eccentric! gotta save this look for a new outfit inspiration.

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Juliet said...

The first look was almost too good to be true!

Juliet xxx

Marissa said...

I am loving the 70's trend this season! xoxo Marissa

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