I think the pivotal moment for me to realise my innate love for 70’s styling; was watching Rihanna’s wild thoughts video. She just looks so good, retro good. And since that moment I have been trying to copy.
I thought I’d break it down for you guys and pick out three key items you can purchase (that won’t cost the entire earth too btw), to allow you to be on trend. Trends can change from one season to the next, so conforming excessively and changing your entire wardrobe to suit is not economically feasible.
Here’s my top picks
1. Suede awaySuede is a key texture in 70’s style, it epitomises the era. It is also super comfy and soft. If you don’t feel quite brave enough to venture outside in a suede top or skirt, an accesesory will be sufficient. (I was conscious of looking like an ABBA extra too). The skirt featured above is from Primark, and so isn’t available online. But I found another emerald green pretty suede skirt online for £8. Bargain.
2. Bell sleeves
Yes I was completely terrified of these sleeves at first too. They are huge. They could probably knock someone out in all fairness. But they have grown on me, grown all over me actually. I think they are so sexy now.
The black off the shoulder top (as pictured) is from Zara, it was sadly purchased on sale. However you can find many more online of the same design. They are a key trend within the 70’s theme. Flamboyant and extravagant, they are guaranteed to make you stand out.
Tops with these sleeves are so versatile, they can be worn with suede skirts as mentioned above.
They can also be styled with jeans, denim skirts, high waisted shorts. For the full Austin Powers effect I would recommend wearing with flared jeans or a suede skirt 😍
3. Elie Saabs Girl of Now perfume
The new fragrance encapsulates vintage femininity. And from this perspective, I believe every girl needs this perfume. It’s vintage styling makes it a dressing table staple, and the fragrance makes you feel on top of the world. You are the girl of now.
Go kill em girls!