Seventies Chic on the High Street
One major trend noted on the catwalks for Spring/Summer 2015 was the revival of retro Seventies style, illness with Etro, advice Gucci and Roberto Cavalli all embracing the trend with open arms. Even Urban Outfitters have jumped on the bandwagon for their interiors collection. The Seventies have continuously been a source of inspiration for designers in every decade since, clinic and we can’t think of a more fitting trend for spring and summer than the era of free love and fringing!
In particular, Asos have been knocking it out of the park with their new collections, and there’s a significant Seventies influence radiating through. This stunning white Glamorous off-the-shoulder dress is a definitively modern take on the love child look, and will look gorgeous against tanned skin during the summer. If you’re brave enough to show a hint of midriff, this Mochi Bardot-style crop top is bang-on trend with its rich earthy colours and subtle Indian influence. And for those of us who prefer to nod to a trend than to dive in head first, the Glamorous crochet sleeveless cardigan is so quintessentially Seventies and yet can be nonchalantly thrown over a simple vest top and shorts for drinks in the local beer garden.
You can always count on Urban Outfitters to deliver collections that are a little vintage-inspired and a little left-of-field. An a-line denim skirt will always evoke images of Seventies style, and this Cooperative number still feels modern and thus completely wearable. If you’re looking to update your going out wardrobe, the Cooperative playsuit in rust just screams ‘earth mother’ in the 21st century and the navel cut-out detail adds a touch of sexiness. And lastly, if you’re only chomping at the bit to embrace the love child image, then this stunning Minkpink Oracle Daisy print maxi skirt is a completely dreamy evocation of bohemian dressing, and we can’t wait to style this with a floaty blouse and leather sandals for the ultimate hippie image.