CONCEPT + INFORMATION: LESLEY HURST | Fashion trend board created using the SampleBoard mood board creator...
We all want that vintage vibe in our wardrobe. That essence of an era gone by. And we want to cherry pick the sleekest, sexiest, and most stylish looks from it. In recent years we've worn the best of the 20s and 30s, seen the rebirth and fading of an 80s come back, and we're just about to do it all again. But this time, its the 1970s that are due for a reinterpretation.
While '70s fashion is making waves and sure to continue on as a fashion trend in 2011, let's not forget that there are several variants. And you know what that means; all the more ways to get lots of wear out of your key seventies pieces, by taking them from '70s boho to a more sophisticated '70s look.
'70s styling at Elie Tahari A/W 2010
There's an underlying confidence to this trend that's key. Even the more demure looks need to be carried off with an air of sexuality and a sort of defiant independence. There's a boldness. It's in the addition of that floppy felt hat, those exotic jewels, that super-high pair of platforms. At night time the hint can snowball into a statement: think Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 in a slinky gown, ivory cigarette holder in hand, and you've got the picture. Read on for tips for both day and night time looks.
70s style icon Bianca Jagger
By day it's all about clean yet voluminous silhouettes, and earthy '70s colour palettes. Look for:
Daytime '70s styling at Chloe A/W 2010
By night the '70s sophisticate turns into the ultimate socialite, with look-at-me shimmering fabrics and cuts that either tightly hug or sensually drape over the body.
'70s evening glamour at Ferragamo A/W 2010
Accessories are key when it comes to creating a '70s look. Some things to keep in mind:
Freja Beha Erichsen in Vogue Nippon, August 2010
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