How To: 6 Basics for 70’s Inspired Look
When it comes to trends, there are seasons that feel like all you need are basic items (yes we are talking about the normcore that ruled throughout FW 2014). And then there are seasons that are so trend oriented, you need an entirely new wardrobe. It takes hours to get dressed and it all seems so confusing. Yes we are talking about you Fall Winter 2015!
Between the obvious 70’s return and some hints of the 80’s and Mod – getting dressed became much more complicated than it was a year ago.
So we have decided to pick and choose a few items that will help to keep your wardrobe sane and sound, while looking on trend. We also believe that most of them can be easily carried to the future seasons ( or maybe you already have them in your wardrobe!)
A fitted black turtleneck sweater
If it doesn’t fit your frame – go with a basic fitted v/round/boat neckline.
This is wardrobe gold. Choose one that is made of high quality yarns such as cashmere or soft wool and you will be good for years, if you take a proper care of it. Cotton is an ok choice if you want something lighter with a casual look, but the wear will show sooner.
Important to know: Every knit will eventually peel. The question is how long will it take.
For 70’s vibe: a world of possibilities is in front of you: pair it with a line midi skirt, a wide leg pants. Or pair your turtleneck sweater with high waisted denim, straight leg, bootcut and if you feel bolder than usual go with the flair denim.
Wide Leg pants
Wide leg pants make comeback every few years but rarely take the central stage. Our guess, it’s probably because when you wear the correct “to the floor” hemline, you basically mop the floor: not very practical. Still, this silhouette is so very chic, we are counting it as basic.
Make sure to find the correct rise for your figure and pair the pants with form fitting sweaters, light blouses, structured t-shirts.
These pants look great in classic wool blends, though if you are only experimenting, you can find them in a lower priced high street brands as well.
For 70’s vibe: wear them with a pussy bow blouse ( that is also making a comeback!) in neutral tones.
Over the knee boots
These are definitely a must. This season, because of the definite vintage vibe, you can find this style introduced in several brown shades, from light to dark.
We suggest to go with the classic black, boring as it may be, because it will look great with black opaque tights and a skirt as well as over a pair of denim. And it won’t look outdated next year.
Flat boots with low heels are our friends, because lets face it, over the knee boots an
heels are not so easy to pull off in a day to day scenario.
For 70’s vibe: the basic slim jeans and a poet blouse with oversized cardigan will look casual and very on trend.
Crispy, structured, well tailored. It is something that is a basic and a classic. Our suggestion: invest in a good one and take good care of it. Nothing says “I mean business” like a well tailored white shirt with a great fit. And this is true for men and women alike.
For 70’s vibe: high waisted denim is your friend here. You may unbutton the shirt for that 70’s wide lapel feeling and throw in a platform shoe.
Cozy, chunky sweater in a neutral color
There is no better feeling that putting on a cozy sweater and have a cup of coffee (or tea). Luckily you can look stylish while doing so, you just need to stick to a few guidelines. First, it should be flattering, even if oversized. The right sweater will look great without making your upper body look like a blob. It helps to add a form fitting bottom: a pencil skirt, a pair of structured pants, straight leg or fitted denim all will work amazingly well with the chunky sweater.
For that 70’s vibe: wear it with a flared skirt (fitted on the top, flares towards bottom) and over the knee suede boots.
A messenger bag or a hobo shoulder bag
Let’s face it, carrying a bag on your arm is demanding. And it’s heavy. And your hand is taken.
Crossbody bags are super comfortable and your hands are free! Besides, usually it means that a bag is going to be an adequate size, not the average “carry all your possessions with you” kind of bag that many women still like.
For 70’s vibe: Well these are very trend appropriate handbags so if your outfit is leaning toward the 70’s look, the bag should look just right. Though it would look great with so many different looks.