It seems that retro is always with us. For 2015, we’re heading back to the 1970s (yes, that decade again). We can reference years of evolving design, but it was about more than flares, maxis, and art nouveau.
Hippies transitioned from the late 1960s, bringing floaty frocks and long scarves. Get the bohemian look for this season by adding layers to a flowing maxi topped by a wide-brimmed hat and oversized sunglasses, or get hippie-chic with gladiator sandals.
Delve into ethnic style with a peasant blouse, and team the frills and ruffles with shorts or jeans, for a touch of the new millennium. Extend the look with paisley or floral print dresses edged with lace and velvet ribbon, and bring in Native American influences via folk patterns and ponchos.
You know a trend is here to stay when it appears on the runways. Jason Wu and Valentino embraced the past, and Chanel updated psychedelia. Stella McCartney brought high-waisted flares to the vintage party, whereas Tom Ford was more glam rock.
Bright colours won the day for Victoria Beckham and Louis Vuitton, while Gucci featured bold prints, suede cinched coats and cropped sailor pants. Suede also figured at Saint Laurent, together with coloured faux-fur, and was much in evidence at Derek Lam, who produced patchworks, and more mariner outfits.
Seek out earthy colours, from brown to khaki to beige, and from gold through yellow and orange to red. Match and contrast, for this was an era that strived to be audacious. Adorn earth shades with fringes for boho-chic, and add details of lace, crochet and beads.
Denim steals into any period, and in the seventies, it was having itself a ball. Wear high-waisted jeans with tailored tops, and fix with flower or animal appliqué pieces, patchwork and embroidery. Dive into your wardrobe for dungarees, shirts, vests and jackets, or hit the charity retail trail. A denim mini will rock any decade, or go for denim button-through midi or maxis.
Drag on wide-leg trousers or a jumpsuit, and pair with platforms, white boots or chunky heels, or team the latter with the working girl’s salvation (at the time), the trouser suit. Match with pretty blouses or ribbed turtlenecks, and accessorise with chiffon scarves in pastel hues.
Seventies style developed to excess and then burnt itself out. Along the way, it indulged itself with glam rock and sequins before punk sobered it up – we’re wondering how you’ll style the seventies trend for 2015!
70’s Fashion Trend: The featured photo is of Cassandra De La Vega
Bring back the seventies flares with a bang this fall! We are digging this combination of flared denim with a faux fur vest and a pair of heeled boots; the look is edgy, retro, and yet inherently sophisticated. Via The Middle Closet.
Coat: Bernardo Outerwear, Top: Elizabeth and James, Jeans: Frame Denim, Boots: LV.
Flared jeans are the ultimate 70s item. Wear yours with a turtle neck top and fedora to recreate Lisa Olsson’s look.
Zoé Alalouch wears cute sleeveless tank with wide legged jeans, a classic 70s look.
Top: Anthropologie, Jeans: 7 for all Mankind.
Cara McLeay is wearing wide leg jeans with a cute cross detailed top.
Top/Jeans: Forever 21.
The 70′s Fashion Trends: Louise Ebel is wearing a navy Free People dress with a brown fringed Spell And The Gypsy sidebag
Ioana Chisiu is wearing a faux fur trimmed vest from Sheinside, flared jeans and boots from Zara
Rebecca Laurey is wearing a 70′s denim dress over TopShop, over a pale blue and white striped shirt and the bag is from Chloe
70′s Boho Chic: Aimee Song is wearing round sunglasses and bag from Chloe, suede fringe jacket from The Pefext, white lace blouse from Self Portrait, vintage suede skirt and the shoes are from Sigerson Morris
70′s Fashion Trend: Aida Domenech is wearing a Fashion Pills jumpsuit with a black leather jacket
The 70’s Trend Is Here To Stay: Ece is wearing a long sleeve mini dress and white boots
Sara Escudero wearing a grey and white cape from Asos, vintage jeans, bag from Massimo Dutti and the shoes are from Valensi
70’s Fashion Trend: Ms Trienta is wearing a suede Mango Jacket with denim flared jeans from Maje
That 70’s Style: Hanneli Mustaparta is wearing white top and bottom from Frame Denim, the bag is from Salavtore Ferragamo and the boots from Polo Ralph Lauren
70’s Trend: Mary Seng is wearing a striped top from Free People, flare jeans from Stella McCartney, bag from Chloe and the hat is from Madewell
Natalie Holmström showing off that 70’s trend brilliantly
Tine Andrea is wearing dark blue denim overalls and red and white striped turtleneck from Zara, sunglasses from Cheap Monday and the bag is from Givenchy