From the weekend to the beach, this seasons 70s mood is perfect for channelling a nonchalant charm into your wardrobe. Shop the best new season pieces here...
Whether you’re looking to update your downtime wardrobe or need something for an upcoming holiday, this season 70’s fashion is making a comeback.
From bohemian babe (think floaty maxi dresses in patchwork prints and lace-up peasant blouses) to haute hippy (silky flared trousers and heavenly suede skirts), and even cool-girl-groupie (channel your inner rock goddess in all things fringed and mini) – there are so many ways to work the 70s trend this season. And the best news is, when it comes to the 70s trend, clothing can be as bold or subtle as you like, making it a trend everyone can get on board with.
On the designer front, the retro revival stormed the SS16 and AW16 catwalks. At Chloe, it was all about daywear denim and divine maxi dresses, while over at Saint Laurent it was rock n’ roll attitude to the max.
While you can go head-to-toe with the trend, our favourite way to work 70s styling is by opting for one piece at a time. A plain suede mini – we’re looking at you, Topshop – will make just as stylish nod to the decade as a crochet crop top.
Alternatively, an embroidered peasant blouse will pack as much punch as a tan suede jacket, floaty patchwork dress or pair of wide-legged kick-flare jeans.
For pieces like this, we urge you to check out Mango, Reiss, and Zara, while on the designer front, there’s keep-forever pieces from Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Jil Sander.
Take your cue from the catwalks and inject a shot of 70s into your wardrobe with our edit of the best 70s buys for spring.
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These cool clog-style shoes from Gucci add an authentic seventies vibe to any outfit.
Multicolor suede strips create a cool patchwork finish on this Jerome Dreyfuss bucket bag.
Jil Sander’s teal sandals are made from plush velvet, a hude 70s trend that has taken over autun/winter 21016. Balance these vertiginous block heels with cropped jeans.
Add a spalsh of colour blocking to your sevenites ensemble, courtesy of Chloé.
A typical retro style knit with a new season edge, team this Zara midi dress with platform trainers and a denim jacket.
Frame’s ‘Le Polo’ top is an authentic seventies throw-back top. Go all out with retro flared jeans and team with a white camisole.
The frayed end on these Marques’Almeida flares puts a directional spin on the seventies trend. Wear with a slouchy tee and Adidas Gazelle suede trainers.
This spirited maxi dress from Missoni gently flares into a floaty a-line skirt, making it super flattering. Keep the rest of your outfit minimal and wrap your hair up in a printed head scarf.
These Marc Jacobs platforms are destined for the Studio 54 dancefoor. We’ll have to make do with the local on a Saturday night, for now.
Patchwork is having a serious moment this season. The easiest and chicest way to work it? This Mango mini.
Unless you want to really look like a 70s throwback, it?s important to keep the trend to just one piece per look. With flared jeans, just add a loose-fitting tee and white trainers for instant cool.
One of the most on-trend and prettiest ways to cover-up this spring is with an on-trend embroidered cape. The soft fringing will earn you extra style points, too.
Lace-ups shirts like this gorgeous tan suede number are one of our favourite ways to channel the retro mood of the season.
Layer over a white tee and wear with boyfriend jeans for aSS16 take on the 70s trend.
Wear this buy now, wear forever skirt with a ruffled blouse now and then a roll neck jumper later in the year. We love.
Fringing is having a serious moment this season. Invest in this H&M jacket and layer over denim at the weekend forevermore.
Make this aptly-named Woodstock blouse your festival go-to.
Layered over roll neck jumpers, with sky high heels or with your trusty summer sandals, this gorgeous dress from Oasis always works.
We’ve spied lots of flares over the past few seasons, but none have looked as cool as this suede pair from H&M.
Love denim? Then you’ll adore these new season dungarees just as much as us. Cut for a wider fit, they’re perfect for teaming with this season’s high-neck lace and ruffle blouses.
This pretty dress looks great layered over a white crew neck tee and worn with classic white converse.
Just add a roll neck sweater or bleached denim shirt for instant wardrobe satisfaction.
Nod to the rich 70s colour palette in this darkly hued leather skirt.
Cut from airy cotton-voile this blouse has a billowy finish. The delicate lace inserts give an authentic 70s hippie vibe.
Wear heaps of long gold chains with this off-the-shoulder Bardot blouse, and style with flared jeans and if you’re feeling daring, a floppy fedora hat.