Seventies revival

Posted on: 11 May 2011 by Rhian Mainwaring

Channel this seasons 1970s look, for the ultimate in summer chic

You may have been there the first time round, which means you'll be a dab hand at this trend. Not only is the Seventies look chic and easy to wear, but the styles are also extremely flattering. Long line flared jeans elongate the legs and accentuate curves in all the right ways, while platform shoes add plenty of height but are also comfortable and wearable. Jumpsuits aren't for everybody but this season they're loose fitting and floral, which makes them great for an all-day look, so add one to your holiday wardrobe!

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It's all about the flare

These trousers are flattering on the figure and are the perfect way to add that Seventies look to any outfit. Team with a pair of high wedges or platforms to add even more length to the legs. These jeans are from Simply Be and tailored towards the curvier figure, but whatever shape or size you're looking for, you'll find your perfect flare on the high street this season - they're everywhere!

Flared jeans, £40 from Simply be

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Ready for a jumpsuit?

They’re not as scary as they look, and apart from the inconvenience of going to the bathroom (nightmare!) there’s nothing as cool as the jumpsuit. Look for small prints in delicate fabrics and go for a wide legged number with a fuss free look. We love this jumpsuit from Monsoon and at £95 - it’s a great option for a special occasion. 

Jumpsuit, £95 from Monsoon

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Accessorise wisely

It’s not about dressing head to toe in a trend, but taking elements from the overall style. That’s why this waistcoat is perfect for adding that touch of psychedelic Seventies to your look. You can throw this over a maxi dress or team with some old jeans for that laid back look, perfect if you are into festival season!

Waistcoat, £60 from Monsoon

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Navajo bag

You’ll see them everywhere this season from high street to high end, tassels and embroidery are on everyone’s wish list. If you’re a charity shop lover then keep your eyes peeled for anything navajo inspired or treat yourself to this intricate design from Warehouse. The woven and beaded front panel ticks all the boxes and at £55 it’s a sound investment.

Navajo bag, £55 from Warehouse at Asos

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Hold your head high!

Platforms are brilliant because they provide lots of height without the pain. Because of the platform and stack heel these shoes are so much easier to wear than the stiletto – and they look much cooler too. We fell in love with these bargain shoes from Chockers. At only £35 they don’t need to last a lifetime, but are fun, summery and just the right side of kitsch.

Platform shoes, £35 from Chockers

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Keep your cool

If you're looking for some bargain accessories then head to Primark. This hat is just £4, which means that you could wear it once and still get your monies worth! They also have a selection of head scarves, sunglasses and bangles ranging from 50p to a couple of pounds - so you can by on trend but not break the bank.

Hat, £4 from Primark

Which items do you like? Do you have Seventies items you wish you'd kept? Let us know below...

NB. Homepage image is from the monsoon spring/summer collection. Visit monsoon.co.uk for more.

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