Monday, May 16, 2011

That 70's Show

If you lived through the seventies like I did, you may still have velor flashbacks late at night. Thanks Mom! I've been watching as seventies style slowly creeps back into the world of fashion for a couple of months now, and then yesterday I ran smack into a fashion show in Nordstrom's that oozed seventies style. It made me realize that perhaps we could all embrace the good parts of the seventies, while leaving behind the velor and big collared shirts.  Really, don't we all want to be a little like Charlie's Angels?

I've picked some great pieces from Gap and Anthropology that will help you "get your grove on".  Oh and don't forget the 70's hair!  If like me, you have pin straight hair, it's time to get the rollers out.  If you have curls, put away the iron that has been sitting on your bathroom counter for the past ten years, and let it all go.  The good news for those with curls, unlike me, you'll have a lot more time in the morning! 

From Gap

Gap has some great seventies looks, from wide legged, washed denim that would be a great statement in any wardrobe, to wonderful knit vests that add a hint of retro style to any ensemble.  I'm loving the cross-backed denim jumper, pictured left, paired with a light blue ribbed, metallic trim tank. The jumpsuit is sure to lengthen your legs, and the dark blue denim adds a touch of sophistication. The black floppy hat, pictured right is a seventies style staple, made from striped grosgrain ribbon.  Floppy hats are being shown on all the fashion runways for Fall 2011, so this hat is a piece that will last you more than one season. And, it is sure to get you noticed walking down the street.  

Notes:  High-rise flare jeans (light wash). Baby-doll red top with flare jeans.  Mixed lurex vest.

From Anthropology

Whatever look your going for, Anthropologie seems to have it in spades.  I'm in love with their Summer collection, a mixture of Indian style, seventies funk, with even a few great pieces from the fifties thrown in for good measure. If you are in that seventies mood, Anthropologie can oblige.  

The aspect-ratio dress, pictured left, is a great summer piece, especially on those hot, humid days.  A neckline bow adjusts the top of the dress, and a lower ribbon defines the waistline if you are in the mood, or leave the dress free-flowing for a more casual look.  If you really want to exude seventies style, these coral suede peep-toe shoes are IT.  How fabulous would they be with a great pair of denim jeans and a t-shirt on the weekend, paired with a floppy hat?  Call Charlie, there is a new angel in town!

Happy Shopping!

Photos:  Nordstroms Fashion Show, Gap Pants-Gap Website, Charlie's Angels-Wikipedia, Daily Mail 70's Style. 

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