fashion TREND ALERT: That 70's Show
From muted colors and boxy cuts to skinny scarves and bell bottoms, this can only mean one thing: the 70s are back! It’s time to get groovy with color tones such as brown and mustard being reintroduced while playing with the line of femininity and masculinity. Acne Studios focused its full collection on the 70s vibe staying true to the retro color theme and androgynous cuts of clothing. Featuring women in boxy cuts, whether she was wearing a skirt or pants, the boxier style was seen across the board. Gucci sent down a complete 1970s ensemble with a grey pantsuit layered over a mustard and white striped sweater vest, all of which was layered over a crisp white blouse. If this doesn’t scream The Brady Bunch, I am not sure what will. This trend isn’t just for the ladies. Daks showcased some “far out” jumpsuits on men, making sure that the jumpsuits had a deep enough neckline to show off their chest. They even added fab ascots tying the look together with a fun (yet muted) pop of color. Are you jivin’ with this trend yet?
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How to Style:
If I can be totally honest with you, I am obsessed with the Asher Pants from WAY the Label! Not only are they a super trendy rust color, but they are culotte styled corduroys. If that doesn’t getting any cooler I don’t know what does?! With this being said, I have styles these pants three different ways, helping inspire you with different ways to incorporate that 1970’s vibe into your wardrobe. Let me know in the comments which look you’re loving the most!
Look #1 - The Minimalist
For the minimalist look, pair your wide-legged trousers with a simple button down and front tuck one half of the button down shirt into your trousers, creating a unique dynamic to a basic button down/slacks combination. Add a fun pop of personality by accessorizing with statement earrings and a cute pair of heels, or add some warm weather vibes with strappy espadrilles showing off your latest pedicure. Regardless this minimalist inspired look is ideal for running errands or sealing deals, like the boss babe you are!
Asher Pants - $75 // Maxine Top - $50 WAY THE LABEL
Look #2 - Lots of Layers
If you’re a little more adventurous with your style, try out this fun layered combination. Slide on your wide-legged trousers and pair them with a classic button down shirt. Layer your button down shirt underneath a cropped strappy tank top bringing an edgier flare to a classic combination. Complete the 1970’s inspired ensemble by adding a pair of platform sandals or heels and you’re certain to bring disco back to your next party!
Asher Pants - $75 // Maxine Top - $50 // Lou Tank - $35 WAY THE LABEL
Look #3 - Effortlessly Cool
For your next brunch or girls lunch, try out this effortlessly cool combination. With a pair of wide-legged trousers, front tie an over-sized, bell-sleeve top and admire the warm weather vibes this combination brings. Since we are in the midwest and the temperatures are unpredictable, be sure to throw on an overcoat instantly elevating your look. Accessorize with statement stud earrings and your favorite pair of stilettos and watch as heads turn when you enter the room!
Asher Pants - $75 // Emma Top - $65 // WAY THE LABEL
Camera: Ella Cochrane // Wardrobe: WAY the Label // Stylist: Meghanlee Phillips // Makeup: Mikelle Brown // Hair: Cassandra Jean // Talent: Larisa Arnold // Location: Studio Apparatus // Publication: The Volk (Spring 2019)
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Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)