1970’s revival style

This season is all about 1970’s key pieces and silhouettes. When I spoke to Antonia O’Brien, fashion TV presenter for the Lorraine show and mywardrobe.com she told me that “this season is all about the 70’s, where Marc Jacobs has really led the way, you’ve got the glamorous 70’s look with silk jumpsuits and then you’ve got the more grown up, sophisticated 70’s looks with high-waisted flared jeans and trousers as well as structured blouses and blazers with sleeveless arms.”

Me with Antonia O'Brien

Here are a few points on what not to miss out on:

1.Maxi lengths have cropped up with this trend (although quite scary to some of us that are used to short minis!) in skirts, dresses, jumpsuits and flared trousers, team with a 70’s style oversized hat and this will create a fantastic look. As in my previous post we’ve seen the introduction of the ‘flatform’ too, breathing 70’s chunkiness and edge.  They’re not everyones cup of tea but they make a good substitute for painstakingly high heels and definitely compliment maxi lengths, dresses through to trousers.

beige floppy straw hat, River Island, £19.99

Akina Printed Palazzo Style Trousers In Blush, missguided.co.uk, £20.99

2.We are also seeing bright colours rather than pastel hues – tangerine  and hot pinks in particular combine into coral cool, using block colouring is so on trend right now too (though if bright coloured clothing frighten you, as it does me, choose accessories instead to be your statement piece).

Spaghetti Strap Chiffon Crop Top Dress, Asos, £22.

purple platform court shoes, River Island, £64.99


orange vintage bag, River Island, £24.99

If you’re looking for something vintage 1970’s head down to London’s Brick Lane, housing lots of vintage stores where you can grab exact items from the era. Take this blouse I found at Rokit’s online store:.

70s Sky Blue Chiffon Angel Sleeve Tunic Top, Rokit, £30

3.Nudes have also crept into summer style;  different from Autumn/ Winter trends of natural shades we’re seeing  browns, tan, beiges and blushed pinks instead of greys.

Albany Patent Platform Bow Shoes In Blush, missguided.co.uk, £34.99
Nude Palazzo Trouser Jumpsuit, at H&M, £15 (BARGAIN!)


Nude Sleeveless Cape Blouse, Asos, £26

Tan platform sandal wedges, Linzi Shoes, £30

4. Crisp white dresses in structured shapes, a move away from the peasant folk dress which has cropped up in many summer seasons previously. Forever Unique has really captured this, and although they’re a little pricey, you pay for their quality. Also a tip for many brands right now, if the website or shop has sold out of an item, Asos also stock brands including Forever Unique and sometimes you’ll find them cheaper than the RRP! Must-haves!

Forever Unique, at Asos.com £160
Forever Unique, £300

Tooled handbags are also a favourite of mine, and are reminiscent of the 70s. Many of them come in body cross over bags, which are really convenient in a bag as they can we worn in the day and right through to the night, keeping your hands free to hold a glass of wine or a few shopping bags! Try these:

Choc Tooled Satchel, Miss Selfridge, £28
Tooled cross body bag, New Look, £12.99
Leather Tooled Satchel, Miss Selfridge, £50
Leather Bright Tooled Satchel, Asos, £65
And if you want a vintage gem, head over to the Asos Market Place:
Love Is: Vintage 1970’s Tan Leather Hand Tooled Bag, Asos Market Place, £79
One Response to “1970’s revival style”
  1. April says:

    Great post, especially love the tooled bags I’m after the New Look one, bargain! Also love the bits you picked for the nude trend.

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