Spring Trends: The 1970s
30th March 2013
In an effort to re-focus my thoughts on the warmer months despite the ongoing snow showers in the UK this Easter holiday weekend, Blog Reader, I’m starting a series of ‘spring trends’ posts. I’ll be interweaving these with reviews of the catwalk shows I loved for autumn winter 2013 too.
First up, the 1970s, a theme which appeared in many collections including Saint Laurent Paris, Fendi, Gucci and Isabel Marant. When I think of the 1970s I think of Love Story and Annie Hall; bias cut dresses; black leather; preppy style; trouser suits and layering. Gucci’s sky blue and pink pairings for spring reminded me too well of the polyester* offerings you can find in charity shops from that era, and Marant’s boho vibe was reminiscent of Woody Harrelson’s outfits in Linklater’s Dazed & Confused….
One part of this trend I particularly admire is the wide-brimmed hats such as those Slimane sent down the catwalk. I recently bought a fedora from Reiss – sadly no longer available but I’d recommend Borsalino for similar styles. If you are in London, try Liberty department store for hats, they have a wonderful selection, always.
Here are some 1970s inspired styles, if you like this trend for your summer wardrobe:
Paige Denim flared Lou Lou jeans
A very Saint Laurent Paris – like pussybow blouse from Iris and Ink
And let’s not forget the big sunglasses – like this Marni pair reduced from 260 to 130 GBP on The Outnet.
*I am, Blog Reader, quite sure that Gucci does not design using polyester by the way.
More spring trends to follow! Have a lovely weekend.