On My Wishlist: Seventies Starlet
the era of suede and boho braids
As we’ve seen the trends blossoming this season, it is clear that there is one stand out from the rest. That trend is the seventies reboot. I am as much of a fan of That 70s Show as the next guy but this season I am head over heels (or head over mules?) for the seventies trends. At first, I will admit, I was a little apprehensive.
For one, the seventies color palette really isn’t one that works within my own wardrobe or even with my skin tone. Warm browns, mustard yellows, and rusty jewel tones are not exactly the most flattering on me. However, as most trends do, the seventies has come back in an evolved form to include softer and cooler colors and has adopted modern style.
Here are some of the things on my wishlist from this trend. I am seriously dying over all of these pieces and I want so badly to get my hands on them before fall rolls around * insert prayer hands emoji*.
1. Flared Jeans
As you all know, I am the first person to be all for the “out with the skinny jean” movement. I have currently been sporting boyfriend jeans and straight leg jeans, but I definitely need to add a pair of flares to my wardrobe. I think that, even though they run the risk of being slightly reminiscent of 2002, flare jeans can be super chic. I am itching to get my hands on a pair of dark wash, high waisted ones to pair with a button up, blazer, and pair of boots.
First and foremost, mules are not the same thing as clogs. Clogs are clunky and not flattering. Mules are fresh, fun, and easy to wear. I don’t even know what else to say about them other than that they are super cool and would be so fun to style.
3. Lace-Up Front Tops/Dresses
Nothing screams seventies to me more than tops like this. I can just picture Donna from That 70s Show wearing one of these. The lace-up front is a unique detail that makes pieces like this a statement piece. The deep v with the laces is sexy but not too revealing. Tops and dresses with lace-up fronts can be styled casually, girly, edgy, or more sophisticated. While it may not seem like it, they can be versatile if you just get creative.
No surprise here that off-the-shoulder makes it onto this list. This style has been swirling around street style and trend blogs for the last few months and I’m loving it. Truly (even though it sounds sarcastic), I think that shoulders can be very sexy. Not only does this style flatter a lot of people, it is another unique detail that makes a statement. Off-the-shoulder details are nice for the summer also because it totally fits the boho babe vibe and keeps you cool (temperature, not socially).
Fringe has been kind of coming on and off the radar for the past few years, but with the resurgence of seventies fashion, I definitely think it is time for its moment in the spotlight. I have been dying over fringe details on everything from clothing, bags, shoes, etc. I literally cry every time I see a pair of Altuzarra pumps. I think this little obsession is what prompted me to steal a silk shirt of my mom’s from her closet that has fringe detailing on it, it’s a beaut and I’m sure you’ll see it up here soon. One piece that I would love to get my hands on though would be a faux leather moto jacket with fringe details. You know, like the kind that Sloan wears in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
6. A-line minis
Have you seen Rihanna’s music video for Bitch Better Have My Money yet? No? Well it is award-winning first off. But second, she wears a little a-line mini that buttons at the front. These skirts have been dominating the fashion world lately and nobody seems to be complaining. Most styles are in some sort of suede or denim, to fit the seventies trend obviously. I think these are super girly and a piece that doesn’t look like anything I already own. Plus, almost every retailer carries something like this now, so it shouldn’t be hard to find.
There you have it. These are the pieces I’ve recently been coveting and hopefully I will be able to add some of these pieces to my wardrobe.
What is on your wishlist?