Winterised '70s Women's Fashion


Summer's retro obsession continues on this winter.

It’s no secret that 70s-inspired clothing is one of the major trends of Fall / Winter fashion.  The romantic era of the ‘70s fashion was all about freedom, a variety of colours, eclectic looks and a tendency to mix and match different styles with each other. For the past two seasons, the hallmarks of the disco era have flooded the runways; bell-bottoms, shearling, suede, bohemian dresses — you name it, we’ve seen it.  I know I jumped on the '70s train in my summer suedes, platform sandals, and button-front skirts. That's why I'm excited that the '70s trend is still going strong this winter.

You might think that the '70s trend is better suited to the warm months, but that's not the case. To wear the '70s trend in winter, keep your accessories, but switch out the white, gauzy, off-the-shoulder tops from this summer for a darker palette and eclectic accessories, textures, and layers.

Think about a statement piece that defines the 70’s and pull it with a modern outfit.  Begin with adding statement elements like a self-tie bow or a large brim hat to your look and play with earthy colour tones, from various shades of brown and cream to khakis, gold, sunflower yellow, sand hues, antique red, denim blue and Lilly orange.  and don’t forget layering for some effortless sophistication.

Try adding simple 70s elements, such as a suede makes for an effortless transition  avoid dressing in '70s-style items from head to toe; instead, mix and match vintage pieces with contemporary ones, to bring your look into 2016.  

Various vibrant kaleidoscopic prints and patterns are often used in the seventies style too. Think colourful brushstroke prints, geometric motifs, ethnic patterns, checkered prints, audacious abstract and floral designs.


Still feeling unsure how to pull off the modern 70s style, than keep scrolling for street style inspiration to have you rocking the 70s trend in style.

Karlie Kloss

70s winter Alice + Olivia | Pre-Fall:Winter 2016

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