Seventies style is here to stay – by Claire Kidman

If you flicked through any fashion mags this summer, you’ll probably have noticed the seventies trend that has taken the high street by storm. Floaty, bohemian dresses and paisley prints have been the look of the summer, and this trend isn’t going away any time soon.

Image: Marie Claire A.W15 Fashion Trend Report
Image: Marie Claire A.W15 Fashion Trend Report

While the dramatic shapes of the Seventies might seem daunting, when it comes to your autumn/winter wardrobe, this decade might just have the perfect style solutions.

For a modern reworking of Seventies style, add tassels, layers, and bold new silhouettes to your outfits. Skinny jeans have been a wardrobe staple for as long as I can remember, but this autumn, flares are the new season’s go-to look.

Classic indigo jeans and a suede jacket or fringed wrap are all you need to build the perfect Seventies-inspired look, while maintaining a modern edge.

Firetrap Flares

Wraps and loose jackets are easy to throw on with your new favourite jeans and a pair of heeled boots, and they’re cosy on cold winter days.

The colour palette is suitably Seventies-inspired, too, with warm shades like camel, rust, and khaki featuring all over the catwalks and new-in pages, so keep an eye out for knitwear in these shades.
Image : Fashion United pantone A.W 15

If ditching the skinnies is a step too far, pick a few key pieces to bring some seventies-style glamour to your wardrobe. The tasselled hobo bag is the accessory of the season, and a perfect starting point if you want to invest in the trend.

hobo bag

Leather and suede bags are always a great thrift find, and if you’re looking for a vintage style like the hobo bag, you should be in luck. Pick a neutral, on-trend shade and it’ll tie every outfit together.

If you really want to make the most of the seventies trend, have fun and play around with textures and prints. High-neck knits and plaid A-line skirts look great layered under a faux fur or sheepskin coat, and this autumn also sees the return of the poncho.

fur coat

It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a seriously on-trend piece that can instantly update a new season wardrobe.

Can’t say goodbye to your boho summer dresses just yet? This winter’s most stylish footwear can help; a pair of knee high boots will take your summer favourites all the way through the chillier weather, and you’ll have the seventies vibe sorted, come rain or shine.Paisley dress                              Celia Blouse 2

There is no need to splurge on high-street pieces this autumn, all products featured have been found in a Barnardo’s store and at a fraction of the price!

Why not find your own 70s inspired pieces this weekend, you can find details on your nearest store here!

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