70’s catwalk 2015

The 70’s are back….again


Flared trousersThe 70’s are back again…but you knew that. By Kiesha Damson

Even those who are not interested in fashion trends will not have failed to notice the many 70’s references around them – from food to interiors to the soar in vinyl record sales.

If you were around the first time (I was born in the 70’s), you’ll know exactly what to do, as it seems not much has changed (call me a cynic). Suffice to say, I am not overly excited (didn’t we just do 70’s? jeez!) as to be honest the 70’s trend is one that just keeps on coming back and to be fair, if you don’t know how to work it by now then it may be worth giving this trend a complete miss.

For those of you who are up for some fringing and A-line fun, you will be happy to know that this is a trend that will be sticking around and will actually span across a couple of seasons – worth the investment? Quite possibly.

What’s more, you won’t need to go far to find 70’s pieces, they are everywhere. Zara, H&M, Topshop are the usual suspects and as usual they will not disappoint.

So, as a reminder of what is trending when it comes to Bohemia, check out our quickie tick list below…

Key items needed to work the 70’s look:

  1. Flares – high waisted, low slung, short, long, culottes (it really doesn’t matter) the flare is the silhouette of the season. Mostly, I find flares to be a little unflattering. If like me, you are slightly bigger on bottom, opt for long flares with a wider cut, or go for full on culottes which are flared all the way down. Don’t be afraid to wear them big, if they cover your shoes you’re pretty much there!
  2. Margo from the good life – Maxi dresses with bold prints like paisley and stripes are everywhere. Most of them are pretty blousy with big sleeves or of the kaftan variety. These are statement dresses, so if you don’t like bold don’t invest (you have to have the balls to pull it off)
  3. Fringe and embroidery – Fringing has been around for a while  – on both bags and accessories – now it’s on clothes too, especially skirts, shirts and jackets. Not into fringing? Go for some embroidery instead – shirts, dresses and blouses are ideal
  4. Patchwork Denim and suede – Dungaress, jumpsuits, pinafores and A- line skirts are key pieces this season. Did you hear the hype around that suede skirt from Marks and Spencers? Seriously. If you can get a bit of patchwork into your wardrobe, you win instant membership into the fash club. #itstrue
  5. Jewellery is pretty bold but again bohemian, so natural materials like semi-precious stones and crystals are everywhere
  6. Tall leather boots in brown and tan- but of course
  7. Gladiator style sandals, chunky heels and platforms
  8. Boho blouses

So there you have it…have I missed anything?

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