It's no secret that the '70s are back. From the runways to the streets, fashionistas everywhere are paying homage to the decade of playful, far out style. But while the trend is known for being daring and bold, there are still simple ways to get in on the fun without stepping out in a full-on disco get-up.
Check out our tips below and get inspired to experiment with your own take on the look.
Soft and sleek suede adds an extra textural element to any ensemble. Try swapping a leather or denim basic with a suede piece to give your outfit a retro boost.
Top to bottom: 1. Pixi Market Pink Suede A Line Skirt, $99; 2. Topshop Suede '70s Satchel, $90; 3. Karen Millen Suede Covered Waist Belt, $85; 4. Zara Faux Suede Top, $39.90; 5. Sole Society Henley Bootie, $99.95; 6. Mango Zipped Suede Jacket, $89.99.
Reminiscent of the disco days, flares are the spunkiest, and most recognizable, way to get the '70s look. Don't feel like flares can only work with denim, though. While wide-leg jeans are always cute, you can also try out the trend with a traditional trouser in a funky print or unexpected crop.
Top to bottom: 1. River Island Black Snake Print Pants, $80; 2. Mango Flared Denim Trousers, $59.99; 3. H&M Flared Pants, $20; 4. Topshop Flared Pants, $80; 5. Club Monaco Emmala Flared Trouser, $189; 6. Zara Raw Flare Jeans, $49.90.
Big shades just scream '70s cool. Treat them like you would a statement accessory. Get creative and show your playful side with a bold colored frame, or keep it classic with a tortoise print.
Top to bottom: 1. Le Specs Neo Noir Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses, $60; 2. Stella McCartney Women's Two-Toned Sunglasses, $69.97; 3. Forever 21 Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses, $5.90; 4. Vince Camuto Curved Sides Oversized Sunglasses, $85; 5. Forever 21 Matte Round Sunglasses, $5.90; 6. Eloquii Nude Statement Sunglasses, $29.90.
Patchwork gives off that effortless just-thrown-together vibe, which is so fun to rock for weekend brunch or a casual dinner date. The style has just as much personality as a daring print, but is easier to mix and match.
Top to bottom: 1. Topshop Patchwork Boxy Tee, $68; 2. Patchwork Lee Heeled Boots, $59; 3. Zara Patchwork Skirt, $100; 4. Zara Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans, $69.90; 5. ASOS Co-ord EXPRESSION Leather Patchwork Shoulder Bag, $63; 6. River Island Grey Patchwork Sleeveless Waterfall Cape, $70.
If you're craving something fun, fringe is the way to go. Lending just the right amount of movement, fringe instantly adds interest to a simple outfit. It's also extremely versatile and can work on anything from sweaters to sneakers.
Top to bottom: 1. H&M Suede Jacket with Fringe, $199; 2. Vans Sk8-hi Moccasin High-Top Sneakers, $80; 3. Mango Fringes Printed Caftan, $69.99; 4. Forever 21 Chain Fringe Necklace, $5.90; 5. Mango Fringed Suede Clutch, $49.99; 6. H&M Textured-knit Sweater, $34.99.
Curious as to how these pieces play out on the street? Scroll through the images below, and get inspired to put together your own '70s look:
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