Tuesdays are for sharing secrets (trust me, it’s a thing), and I have a confession.
If I had to select my favorite era, the time period that I wish I had lived in based solely on fashion, I’m most likely a 50s or early 60s gal. Classically feminine silhouettes, elegant details, ladylike coats, and midi skirts galore have always been my jam. So when 70s influence came to light for Fall 2015 last spring, I brushed it off, figuring it would be a trend I wouldn’t likely incorporate into my fall wardrobe. No harm, no foul. But when I laid eyes on the masterpieces being put forth by Jill Stuart, Rebecca Taylor, & Karen Walker..well, it was game over. Trust me, no one was more surprised than I.
I love exploring fashion and beauty – it’s truly a favorite past-time – and I suppose this is why I should never say never back pigeon-hole myself when pinpointing my style. My style is constantly in flux as it likely is for you too. And the best part about fashion is taking a trend and interpreting it in your own way, however it best fits within your style identity.
So for the last few weeks I’ve been scooping up pieces in shades across the classic 70s color palette, chock-full of romantic details, a few new pairs of flared denim, even a spectacular scalloped suede mini skirt (and in case you were wondering, it is indeed perfection). We’re talking fully harnessing my inner hippie
This Urban Outfitters dress is the perfect balance of ethereal yet bold, with its flowy hemline, delicate straps and burnt orange hue. Coupling with a bold lip felt natural, along with a few minimalist gold accessories, and topping it all off by upping the ante with a killer front braid.
What are some of your favorite 70s trends making their way back to the forefront?
ALICE & UO SATIN MIDI DRESS | J.CREW STUDDED BELT (OLD – OTHER STUDDED BELTS HERE AND HERE) | GORJANA LAYERED NECKLACE (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) | VINTAGE LEATHER SLIDES (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) | LIPSTICK (CHARLOTTE) | NAIL POLISH (STANDOUT)
Photos by Mike Avery