Summer is here and there’s no better time to try on a new trend. Even if you decide to go back to your own classic personal style when school is in session or the weather changes, there’s always summer to look back on as a time you took risks and just kept things carefree. Going on adventures is one of the best things about summer after all, and your style should reflect that. The latest look I’ve noticed that even those with the most subdued of styles are giving a try is bohemian 70s revival. There are three main ways to channel this vibe.
There will always be those prints and patterns that scream 70s, like paisley and multi floral, for example. This summer, these vintage prints are being plastered on contemporary pieces like mini dresses, jumpsuits and even a tailored pant. And it’s not all the quintessential 70s colors, like earth tones, rust and cheery yellows, either. This time around, these loud and playful prints are seen in spring pinks and even pale blues, giving you the chance to take the best of an old style and make it new again.
Sure, some eras didn’t seem to find fit a vital consideration in fashion, and there were certainly styles that really have no need to make a comeback (except costume parties of course), but some of the best 70s fits are here to stay years later, in 2015. Not only are they flattering, they’re totally eye-catching. Both the first and third styles above — a flared mini dress with bell sleeves and a loose, sheer blouse — are made for the bohemian goddess, while the middle style is playfully casual, just begging to be paired with a pair of platform sandals. 70s revival breathes new life into fits that were almost perfect, but required that modern update.
Fringe, round sunnies and the platform sandals I spoke of before are not only extras, they can completely make your outfit. If you’re not falling head over heels for this trend, just the mini dress or flared pants will do. But if you really want to go all in, one or two iconic accessories will let the vitnage influence be known. You can also opt to make one of your accessories an authentic vintage piece like with these sandals — there are so many vintage stores online and boutiques in cities everywhere to scout out the best additions to your collection.
The biggest bonus to trying a vintage style is that you really can pick and choose. You don’t HAVE to look like you walked straight outta the ’70s to kill it in these pieces — though you certainly could make that work too. What new style will you try this summer?
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