Seventies Fashion is Spring’s biggest trend for 2015

Stripes and flowers add a seventies touch for S/S 15 from Dries van Noten

Stripes and flowers add a seventies touch for S/S 15 from Dries van Noten

Catwalks this year featured some serious Seventies love, with Saint Laurent, Gucci and Chloe all taking inspiration from this rocking era. Now it’s your turn to turn back the clock, with A-lined suede skirts, paisley shirts, flower power florals and wide-legged trousers. all making a comeback.

If you are not sure on how to style this trend, we show you how to pick a few simple pieces to rock the seventies look.

The Dress

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Seventies fashion focused on the print, and the main print of this era was paisley. The prints on frocks this season are more muted and subtle than their predecessors, with the cut and style of the dress at the forefront.

How to wear it:

Choose colours that enhance your natural shades, and team with long knits, boots and the obligatory floppy hat.

The Denim Jacket

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The Seventies would not have been the same without the little denim jacket. The tighter fitting the better, it was worn with absolutely everything. This spring, coloured denims are more in demand, with dark denims taking the lead. If you want a more classic look, stick to blue electric blue denim.

How to wear it:

Wear with a plain tee shirt and long suede shirt for maximum oomph.

The Skirt

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Taking of skirts, it’s a big welcome back to the midi-skirt. The staple piece of the 70’s. Take advantage of the cooler weather and opt for textured suede and super soft denims. Keep the skirt plain and opt for an A-line style.

How to wear it:

To make sure you don’t look like something out of a seventies fancy dress party, match with plain accessories and keep away from prints.

The Shirt

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Shirts are where you can really go overboard with the seventies vibe. There are both styles and prints that scream out 70’s fashion. Styles to look for include smock and peasant tops, and prints include paisley and cheesecloth stripes.

How to wear it:

Update the look by pairing with modern shorts, or keep it retro with wide-legged flares.

Accessories

Oversized Sunglasses

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The bigger the better. Think Joan Collins in Dynasty or Yoko Ono with John Lennon. Super huge rimmed sunglasses are the most essential part of the seventies look, and give you instant glamour. They shout ‘No pictures!’ to your imaginary press!

Platform Wedges

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Any shoe with a wedge heel is a great way to glam up an outfit. Any they are also easy to walk in. Coloured sandals and shoes add a little fun to what you are wearing, but stick to neutrals for a more sophisticated look.

Jewellery

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Big is also better when it comes to jewellery. Nothing small or fancy, bold statement jewellery was practically invented in the seventies. Look out for necklaces with a nod to the natural, for instance, big sunflowers, butterflies, leaves, etc If you can’t find any natural pieces, go for full on colour instead.

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