The 1970s are back with a bang and in the next few months we predict you’ll be seeing plenty of flares, denim and suede, as the high street shops start to reveal their new season looks.
The 70s trend is going to be huge but if the sound of that fills you with retro-phoebia, then fear not! Read on to find out how you can start incorporating the look into your wardrobe and we guarantee you’ll be looking less Austin Powers and more Studio 54.
Yes, it’s time to put the skinny jeans aside and embrace a flared cut. The good news is that any trouser that tapers along the leg and flares at the ankle is incredibly figure flattering and especially great for balancing out pear shapes.
Try the look on a budget with these Button Tab Flared Trousers that will look chic worn with a blouse in the office, and sexy and sophisticated teamed with a kitten heel, camisole top and bold lipstick come night time.
2. Statement Prints
An easy way to instantly update your look and reference the 70s trend is to work in a statement print. This Emblem Tie-Up Blouse certainly has the ‘wow’ factor and will look great with a pencil skirt for a sexy, ladylike look or dressed down with jeans.
Tunic styles with flared sleeves are especially figure flattering, such as this Lace Back Mono Emblem Blouse which features a striking print. If you’re feeling brave, go all-out with an Embroidered Floral Shirt that will look amazing teamed with a faux fur gilet for maximum 70s impact.
3. Rich Colour Palette
If print is not your thing, work a 70s colour palette with rich shades of teal, mustard, purple and crimson. These bold colours look great worn with denim to create a stylish contrast.
We’re loving this V-Neck Pleat Blouse which comes in a multitude of colours, while the tunic folk style also ticks the 70s trend.
4. Suede and Fringing
The 1970s trend is all about having fun with colour and playing with texture. Faux fur, suede, denim, tassels and fringing are all key to the look and are a fave among 70s style babes like Kate Moss, Vanessa Hudgens and Sienna Miller.
Suede skirts look sexy and stylish teamed with cosy rollneck jumpers and opaque tights: to get the look on a budget, try the Suedette Belted Skirt. Its A-line shape is perfect for emphasising the narrowest part of the waist and skimming the hips for a figure flattering fit.
A kimono adds a luxurious feel to any outfit, such as this Suedette Tasselled Kimono which gets double points for ticking both the suede and tassel trends! You can also get the look for less with the PU Trim Tassel Jacket and Wave Print Tasselled Top.
If you really want to take the trend up a notch, this Suedette Tassle Dress has instant 70s groupie appeal and would look amazing teamed with indigo jeans, a floppy hat, ankle boots and Open Front Longline Cardigan for the chillier months.
5. Sequins and Brocade
As much as it is about laidback, Woodstock inspired styling, the 70s trend is also a perfect excuse for sparkle and glamour.
This amazing Sequin Zig Zag Mini Skirt is perfect for nights out with the girls, while these Metallic Ornate Trousers are glam rock star worthy.