Trend Alert: 70s Style

One glance at the trends for spring/summer 2011 will make it apparent that the 70s are back in style for the warm seasons. The three most standout indicators are bold colors, flared jeans, and wedges—each gets a modern twist while giving a playful nod to feel of that decade.

Bold Color

Asos borrows from a 70s color palette with a playful shorts and jacket combo and their asymmetrical “Bardot” cocktail dress—both in bold shades from the orange family.

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Paired with nude or neutral accessories, retro becomes your new classic look.


Flared Jeans

Celebs like Katie Holmes, Nicky Hilton, Anne Hathaway, Kourtney Kardashian and Heidi Klum have been spotted strutting around town with a little extra flare. To get this style, try the 7 For All Mankind Ginger Pant in Light Weight Mercer; it has the appearance of a trouser pant, and the dark wash makes it an easy pairing with any item already in your closet, no matter the color.


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Or if this pair is a little rich for your taste, opt for this Old Navy flared trouser jean instead.

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Either way be sure to choose a more fitted top—or even add a blazer—to maintain your shape and achieve an ultra polished final look.

Wedges

As the weather heats up, your feet will get a break from the skinny heel of your stilettos when you glean your height from a high high wedge instead. Many of the 70s-inspired styles feature dark neutral leather and a wooden wedge, but you'll still be on-trend when you opt for more modern versions. Twist front detail and an ankle strap make the ‘Wendy’ from TopShop an ideal pick.


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Akin to a pump with its soft pink suede upper and peep-toe, then finished with a bejeweled ankle strap, this Guess by Marciano wedge invites you to indulge your inner princess.

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Made in both a black and a neutral leather, and featuring a simple silver buckle, this BCBGeneration wedge will be a closet staple this season--though the braided straps provide the perfect amount of detail to make them feel like a special occasion shoe.


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Are you a fan of the new feel of the 70s? How will you rock it? Dish Dolls!


2 comments :

  1. I am definitely a fan of the seventies for the high waisted, flared jeans and of course the big hair. (of course!)

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  2. I can so see you this summer in said jeans, a colorful flat and a simple tank with crazy big hair. (shopping trip alert!)

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