Fashion in the 1950's and 60's was great, but things really took off in the 1970's. Suddenly, the attitude went all 'anything goes', and styles and trends from all over the globe filtered in. The western women of the 70's were hair-flickingly-fabulous, and you can be too with this budget guide to 1970's style!
Past ~ Farrah Fawcett
Present ~ Mischa Barton
What a pair of beauties. I only wish that I could pull off the comfy, casual, fun-in-the-sun side to the seventies so well!
There were many facets to the 1970’s woman; the ethnic print peasant girl of whom the essence was natural, long, flowing locks and fabrics in earthy browns and greens; the spangled disco diva in hot pants and rollerblades; and the girl next door in bell-bottoms and dodgy knits. All are perfectly valid ways to evoke the Abba era.
The addition of a few statement items into your wardrobe can get you on the road to 70’s style without having to spend over the odds. Here are some ideas:
1. Platforms make any outfit worthy of 70's status.
2. Easier travel and a nature lovin’ vibe meant that ethnic trends were very popular in the 1970’s, and what cheaper way to evoke this than with a few feathered accessories.
3. You can get jumpsuits in all your favourite high street stores right now for a snip and they make a great stand alone 70’s piece.
4. Just for fun… rollerblading does make for great exercise!
5. If you had the booty, the 70’s had the hot pants.
6. A loose fitting peasant blouse works well for that understated 70’s look.
7. Flares! I couldn’t very well leave them out now could I? Luckily, they’re popping up all over the place right now so you can grab them cheaply.
Headband from Mixbaby Design
♥ Big, loose, voluptuous curls are a sure-fire way to get that 1970’s hairstyle right. There’s a really simple 70’s hair tutorial using heated rollers here.
♥ And, if you’re desperate for that Fawcett flick, then Iris has the best tutorial I found.
The Shopping Hotspots
♥ ASOS do hippy chick so well...
All items from ASOS
♥ Martha's Closet also has some gorgeous vintage 70's garb at really reasonable prices.
Dress from Martha's Closet
Top from Martha's Closet
♥ And, as always, Modcloth have the vintage 1970's look down.
Both items from Modcloth
♥ You've got to love That 70's Show.
♥ Check out all this 1970's design, there's everything from art to fashion to interiors.
Any fun links or tips to add? Will you be giving 1970's style a go?