The 70s are back.
And they are back in a big way. Channel Bianca Jagger in Studio 54 or Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. This is the season to let your inner glamazon out. The top fashion houses and brands have heralded the comeback of this groovy decade and it is high time to revel in the vibrance, excess, and fun of the 70s.
Whether you’re inspired by street style or celeb style, you can plainly see that the trick to pulling off this trend with aplomb is attitude… and of course, the right styling. Avoid the costume trap or looking way too retro when you combine key pieces from the 70s trend with more current or more classic staples. You can also opt to choose 70s pieces with more updated details and sleek silhouttes. Here’s my rundown of the key pieces you need to be a 70s style diva:
Ah, these one-pieces are a godsend. Slip into one for an instant style statement. Jumpsuits are a dime a dozen lately, for true 70s style choose a jumpsuit with voluminous bottoms and a tight cinched-in waist to maximize curves. I love how jumpsuits can make you look stylish, put together, and on trend right away. Oversized sunglasses and platforms should be your accessories of choice for this look. An added bonus to this piece is that it can go from day to night too.
Free People 1970s Vintage Lookbook
Sparkling and glittering, what’s not to love about sequins? This is my quick pick on how to look amazing in the evening. Whether it’s a fully sequined dress or a sequined clutch, nothing screams disco than a dash of glitter.
Urban Outfitters Lookbook
If I had to pick one piece to style the 70s trend with, it’ll be bell bottoms. Especially when done in denim. Paired with a bikini or crop top for the summer, nothing screams trendy and sexy than these wide leg jeans. You can even try them with sequined crop tops for the evenings, or cropped sweaters for the fall.
70s groove Free People
Platforms are such a fun 70s footwear trend. I love how platforms give you the height and the comfort too! You can even style these sky high babies with playful hosiery and colorful socks for added style. I love how sexy platforms look with denim cutoffs, while still maintaining the casual vibe too.
Steve Madden Lookbook
Fringe and Tassels
Accessories or clothes with fringes or tassels on them communicate the boho side of the 70s. Keep things glam and disco when you pair these fun and playful details with bold colors and silhouettes.
Bright Retro Prints
When in doubt, wear prints! There is no substitute for the visual impact for bright retro prints. I love how the right print can perk up your look right away. Prints grab and command attention, and are a great way to express your style no matter what the season is. Summer, fall, winter, or spring, always keeps prints alive in your fashion vocabulary.
The sexiest of all the key pieces in the 70s trend, dare to bare in hot pants. Show off those gams with a pair of hot pants. All you need is some hair spray to get that 70s big hair, and you’re disco ready. Hot pants are also the perfect trend to pull off to end your summer in high style.
So which 70s trend are you taking out for a spin? Why not try them all? From the looks of it, 70s disco glam is here to stay for the upcoming seasons.