Hauté Hippie or Glam Girl? Seventies Style Takes Over Spring 2015

Hold on to your floppy fedora and find your flares, this Spring 2015 is one big Seventies fashion throwback and it’s time to update your wardrobe with some seriously cool new styles. After years of skirting around the issue with fringed bags and boho dresses, the fashion world finally brought flared A-line coats and thigh-skimming hemlines to Autumn/Winter 14 (notably at Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu). With the catwalk already hinting at the era, Spring/Summer 15 collections everywhere have relaunched the Seventies vibe in a big way; expect to see leather jackets, knee-high boots, disc-shaped earrings and throw-on printed dresses wherever the fash pack go.

So whether it’s working a mustard yellow hue into your ensemble, or daring to wear a pair of bell-bottom flares, there’s a way to hint at the Seventies style for everyone. I’ve scoured the high street for the statement pieces I’ll be incorporating into my wardrobe this season, and this is the pick of the best.

  • The epitome of laid-back cool, a pair of wide leg trousers amp up the style rating of any outfit – try these chic Khaki Palazzo Pants, £35 from River Island
  • If you’re after an investment piece, this £120 Suede Fringed Jacket from Warehouse will be your staple this season; it combines two key features of Seventies style
  • An easy way to update your wardrobe, try incorporating a new shirt into your everyday work attire and opt for this Wide Cuff Crepe Blouse, £29.99 H&M
  • A bohemian bag is both simple and chic and offers the easiest way to nod to the trend; this Accessorize Leather Fringe Cross Body Bag is a steal at £45!
  • One to see you through every vintage throwback is this £38 Zip Front A-Line Skirt from Oasis – it’s got 60s and 70s style rolled into one
  • A contemporary take on the retro denim pinafores, this £32 Topshop Vintage Wash Pini Dress is a cute casual alternative for the weekend
  • Another Topshop favourite, these £72 Suede Chunky Sandals nail Seventies style in one easy-to-wear pair of shoes – simply swap your courts for these on a night out on the town
  • Botanical florals and a sharp collar? This Sleeveless Shift Dress, £49.99 from H&M is a style classic and simply oozes the vintage vibe
  • If you’re after a traditional piece that won’t go unnoticed, this Suede Button Down Skirt, £65 from Miss Selfridge can be worked with chunky knits, polo necks and knee-high boots for serious 70s appeal

If you’re still not convinced that the look is for you, just don some classic aviators and amp up your hair’s volume for a subtle take on 70s glam. If you’re looking for a full head-to-toe Seventies fashion fix, however, head to Free People, Anthropologie or Band of Gypsies to find true peasant blouses, fringed jackets and paisley-printed dresses that would make even Farrah Fawcett and Jane Fonda swoon.

Are you ready to rock the Seventies look, or is it simply not for you? Let me know in the comments below!



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