That 70s Show

Fashion has been working its way through the decades, and the 1970s will play a key role for springtime looks this year. With a new season on the horizon, we can all look forward to something refreshing, innovative, and unique after an entire winter of wool coats and heavily knitted sweaters. The 1970s were a lively and memorable decade in the world of fashion, with great variety in trends and textures. Are you ready for a trip back in time?

Platform Shoes

After fall’s dainty kitten heels and winter’s chunky knee-high boots, platform sandals come as a pleasant change. Look for espadrille wedges, colourful ribbons in pinks, blues, and violets, and details such as feminine bows.
Try Jeffrey Campbell’s Daisy Wedge Platform in Navy Combo, $161.50.  

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The Maxi Dress

Popular two summers ago and back yet again for this throwback season in style, the maxi is breezy, effortlessly elegant, and perfect for warmer spring days to come. These streaming frocks are great worn with platforms to really get into the spirit of the decade. Whether you order Viagra prefer basic black, lace accents, vivid patterns, halter, spaghetti straps, tiered, or one-shouldered, there is a maxi out there which suits everyone’s tastes. Pair it with a cropped jacket or cardigan to accessorize, and add a waist-cinching neutral brown belt to create an hourglass silhouette.
Give this look a go with Forever 21’s Breezy Maxi Dress in Orange, $29.80. 

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Wide-Leg Pants

While skinny jeans are still very much loved and in fashion, wide legs are beginning to return to store shelves slowly. The cool, breezy comfort of a pair of loose trousers is best matched with an empire-waist silk blouse, or basic button-down for a trendy workday look. To avoid looking larger than you actually are, make sure your wide-leg bottoms are the correct size, and pair them with high heels and a fitted top in order to not become lost under fabric.
Check out Anthropologie’s Looking Up Wide-Leg Trousers in Brown, $118.

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The Cape

Expect to see the flowing, one-shouldered trapeze or cape-style neckline becoming increasingly popular. In the ever-changing world of fashion, both day and evening dresses are predicted to take some steps toward incorporating this neckline, as well as tops and outerwear pieces.
BCBG’s Leia Printed Silk Tunic in Chambray is the perfect piece to emulate this trend, $248.  

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