The 1970s Trend

If there is one trend you will not be able to ignore this autumn/winter, it’s the 1970s trend. The 1970s trend began this summer, and gathers momentum in the next few months; trust us, you will not be able to escape it.

Whilst there might be a hint of 1980s style around, the 1970s is the decade to take your style tips from this season. The 1970s are a greatly misunderstood time, fashion-wise. Some might say they are the years fashion forgot, but we definitely don’t agree. The 1970s trend has something for everyone.

So, what are the do’s and don’ts of the 1970s trend? Here are a few of our top tips.

DO embrace midi skirts, suede, berry, big knits and floppy hats.

DON’T dress like you’re in an ABBA tribute group

DO embrace maxi dresses, platforms, browns and oranges

DON’T wear platforms so high you can’t walk in them

So, taking inspirastion from the lieks of Ali McGraw in Love Story and Faye Dunaway in Network, we’re looking for wearable, cool, stylish looks for the 1970s trend to work.

Or any 1970s magazine model with some flared jeans, a smocked top, platform sandals and maybe a wrap or a gilet? Keep it simple, and it works.

1970s trend fiveJeans, £29.99, H&M, leopard wrap, £30, BHS, tan suede sandals, £39, Red Herring @ Debenhams, smocked top, £12.99, H&M

The classic, and easiest way to buy into this 1970s trend is to get yourself a pair of flares, grab a cream, floaty or lacy blouse, and add some accessories. We love this range from Materia Rica  @ JOY, with doves and flowers, perfect for the peace-loving, flower-power 1970s vibe.

1970s trend six1969 flared jeans, £44.95, GAP, flower and leaf wooden necklace, £22, Materia Rica @ JOY, lace cuff blouse, £20, BHS, platform faux suede sandals, £29.99, H&M, dove wooden earrings, £14, Materia Rica @ JOY, wide cream blouse, £29.99, H&M

If you want denim, but not flares, why not grab a denim midi skirt, another brilliant piece for this 1970s trend. This skirt will see you right through the autumn/winter. Team it with simple sandals, sunnies and a Tee whilst the weather isn’t too cold!

1970s trend fourJoni Mitchell Tee, £25, French Connection, sunglasses, £18, JOY, denim midi skirt, £22.99, New Look, tan platforms, £55, Faith @ Debenhams

Palazzo pants are a 1970s joy – look how cute this ditsy floral pair are? Team them with a lace crop top, heeled brogues, and a floppy hat for a cute 1970s style.

1970s trend threePalazzo pants, £39, JOY, heeled brogues, £59, Faith @ Debenhams, floppy hat with tassel, £14.99, New Look, cropped lace top, £14.99, H&M

Orange was a 1970s staple colour. Everything was orange, and preferably teamed with brown. And why not? it’s a great colour – bold, bright and burnt for autumn/winter, preferably. Mix your orange with black or brown, or even a bit of red for a bold 1970s look.

1970s trendPinafore dress, £29, Red Herring @ Debenhams, 1970s style orange handbag, £79.99, H&M, orange, red and blackfloral 1970s style dress, £75, Edition by Preen @ Debenhams, red fedora hat, £20, BHS, red Hasbeen clog sandals, £64.99 (were £95), Schuh, suede boots, £64.99, New Look

Ditsy floral print? Check. Lace style bib? Check. High collar? Check. Key elements for a cute girlie 1970s style dress. This one from Valley of the Dolls at JOY is gorgeous. Team it with a fur gilet, a big bag, and some chunky platforms for an edgier look.

1970s trend twoCute dress, £49, Valley of the Dolls @ JOY, fur gilet, £45, Red Herring @ Debenhams, black suede fringed bag, £59.99, H&M, black platform clogs, £39.99, New Look

A busy patterned midi or knee length dress, with gorgeous knee-high boots, big sunglasses, a gilet or wrap and an oversized clutch. Perfect 1970s styling! And not a bell-bottom flare or lurex jumper in sight!

1970s trend oneGrey patterned dress, £59.95, White Stuff, grey knee high suede boots, £180, French Connection, oversized sunglasses, £55, French Connection, autumnal floral print wrap dress, £2499, H&M, fake rabbit fur style gilet, £69, Edition by Preen @ Debenhams, brown oversized clutch, £75, French Connection