The free spirited vibe and style of the 70s has always been an inspiration to me. Wide legged pants, flowy textures and funky sunglasses. Not only do I love it because it sounds – and is – really comfortable to wear. It’s also about the attitude that the clothes represent. The 70s to me were about self exploration, a relaxed attitude and trying out new things. And when you think about it, that’s really what fashion is about. Exploring new trends, not taking yourself (or your clothes) too seriously and branching out into new styles.
How to Look Like You’re from the 70s: Styling Tips
I recently picked up this flowy yellow blouse at Anthropology and it spoke to me. Not only have I been in a yellow mood lately, I also didn’t have anything else like it in my closet. I love the wide “wing” like arms with a defined cuff. Free flowing yet fitted. Now that’s my kind of clothing.
After poking through the store a bit more, I found myself holding these silver high waisted pants. I can’t tell you how excited I am about these. Loose, high waisted and they fit like a glove. Suddenly I was holding this 70’s inspired outfit in my hands and couldn’t wait to pair it with these black Topshop platform heels.
And as if it couldn’t get more 70s, I added my “vintage” chain bag – also known as my mom’s old lookalike Chanel bag that I took from her when I was 16 (similar here). Nothing more screams 70s to me than wearing a vintage (i.e. kind of beat up but still cool) bag.
The last step in looking like you’re from the 70s is adding in the sunglasses – a 70s necessity. If you follow my Instagram, you know I’m living and breathing in Urban Outfitters sunglasses (last seen here). But any oversized (or slightly over the top) sunglasses will do. Have any of those heart-shaped sunglasses laying around? Perfect.
How to look like you’re from the 70s is quite simple to achieve. Wear wide but fitted clothing, statement shoes and accessorize with old and new. Add your bohemian attitude and you’ll be rocking and rolling in no time.
Photos by Emma Weiss Photos