BCBG Max Azria, Creatures of the Wind, Rebecca Minkoff. Fall 2015. Via InStyle.com
How do you look millennial in more than thrice a decade old style? Say “hi” to the ´70s style, the return of looks from another era – suede skirts, drape blouses, suiting pants, sweet peasant chic and dramatically shaggy coats.
Your challenge is to not look like a blast from the past, but to create your modern version of the 70s-inspired investment pieces. Where you need inspiration, I´m here for your rescue.
1. Faux Fur Coat + Suiting Crop Pants
Dramatic fur coats, even faux, can be intimidating. I know because I have three fabulous faux fur coats in my closet which rarely say “cheese” even to my smart phone camera. Bold. Huge fashionable piece. But in order to not look too Hollywood (translation: over-the-top slash pushy), balance the drama of your topper with a smart, double luxe suiting cropped pant, and then polish up with equally smart ankle boots.
2. Peasant Blouse + Suede Skirt
The best way to do a modern twist to the peasant blouse + suede skirt tandem is by adding an of-the-moment satchel bag. There´s no better way to go around with it. Let your outfit speak of the 70s, but your accessory of today.
3. sweater vest + suede patchwork skirt
Who would say “no” to a chic, 70s-inspired sweater vest featuring draped, layered neckline, adjustable belt at waist, and this season´s army green? Wait until you teamed it up with the 70s patchwork suede skirt cut in a key A-line silhouette. The open-toe suede bootie in caged design will match the texture of your skirt, but will relate your look to today´s modern women who love the gladiator shoes.
4. 70s style exotic faux fur jacket + lace top + jumpsuit
Let´s have a little work out, a little layering. Start with that smart black and tube jumpsuit you´re wearing in summer, rework it for fall by layering on it a lace sweater (in black) and an exotic faux fur coat. Your shoes will depend on the event.
5. Lace Fever A-Line Shirt Dress
If you can manage to get a copy of this lace fever A-Line shirt dress, don´t worry about how to make it look timely. This silhouette is classic, and you can even play up to its strength by teaming it with vintage-inspired dress pumps and a simple neutral handbag. The rest of the necessary accents depend on your personal preference.
6. 70s style blouse + flared jeans
We don´t truly speak of the 70s style if we omit the ever leg-lengthening flared or wide-leg jeans. If you still have your old pair, bring it out and make alive once again.
If you already ditched yours, check out this pair I´m digging from 7 For All Mankind. I love its medium-light washed and how it sits well on top of the derriere. Partner it with a long-sleeve blouse featuring patterned panels and keyhole with tassel-tipped ties, and with a pair of gray pumps or fringe suede sandals for a perfectly designed 70s chic.
Are you into this trend? How would you inject the ´70s style to your fall wardrobe?