Seventies State of Mind
There is no denying that the Seventies are back in style and I could not be more excited. For us trend geeks this should come as no surprise. The Nineties have been having a serious moment for the last few years so the progression to the Seventies could not be more natural. The Nineties brought us many new, iconic trends but they also gave us a Seventies revival moment. Fringe galore, flare pants and sky-high platform boots, just ask the Spice Girls.
The key to rocking any decade revival trend is mixing and matching iconic trend styles with current details. You can achieve this by styling classic decade pieces with modern items or by finding garments that embody a decade's signature and are finished with trendy details. A perfect example are the flare pants that are everywhere right now. To keep the style from feeling dated, choose a pair with a cropped hemline. Wear with a killer pair of boots, platform or not, and your look will still feel contemporary.
In the video above I have paired my Topshop double floral print flair pants with modern United Nude platform sandals, a cropped cut out tank and an oversized chain necklace from Zara. These straight-from-the-Seventies pants feel current when paired with streetwear pieces. In my first look below I styled these incredible Jeffrey Campbell boots with Audrey's Izzy Camilleri white leather fringe jacket. While they are platform boots, the real Seventies star here is the jacket. Worn over a simple square neck tank and high waisted leather mini skirt, the jacket really shines. In my second outfit I found this incredible suede-look Topshop dress with the lace-up detail that is so trendy right now. Paired with Betsey Johnson platform boots this look is the embodiment of modern Seventies style.
Jacket: Izzy Camilleri, fringe items available at Nasty Gal
Top: Forever 21, $19.90, similar style available at Forever 21
Skirt: Garage, similar style available at Forever 21
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell from Editorial, Jeffrey Campbell shoes available at Sole Struck
Dress: Topshop, similar style available at Nasty Gal
Shoes: Betsey Johnson, similar style available at Aldo