How To Wear The 70s Trend

Posted on: 26/08/2015, by @magnetlook

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Everywhere you look this Summer, there are styles to remind you of the ‘70s. Those of you too young to remember that decade can look for inspiration at photos of icons of the time, such as Ali McGraw or Talitha Getty.


Flared jeans are amazing giving you a great silhouette and emphasising a slim waist. Combining flared jeans with high wedge sandals will give you super-long legs and the ultimate seventies look. Wear your flared jeans with a simple denim shirt like Miranda Kerr below. Visit our store and see our collection of flared jeans.


Peasant blouses are a flattering ‘70s look, best worn today with simple jeans or an A-line skirt to balance their fullness with something plainer. Peasant blouses in white look especially great with a tan so take a couple on holiday with you. Now who doesn’t want to show off their hard earned tan? This peasant blouse from ASOS is the perfect choice.



In suede or denim, these button up a-line skirts are an easy way to wear the ‘70s trend. For casual days, wear your skirt short and in denim. For the office, buy a longer style in a heavier fabric like suede. Denim skirts suggestions include the Topshop MOTO Bright Blue Button Front A-Line Skirt for £28.00 and the ALEXA CHUNG FOR AG JEANS Kety denim mini skirt for £175.00. A suede skirt suggestion would be the Topshop Suede Button Front A-Line Skirt for £75.00.


Paisley is an exotic fabric reminding us that many ‘70s styles were influenced by India. There’s a wide range of colour options, from subtle to super bright, so there will a paisley print to suit you. Paisley can be used for your whole look or just for your accessories – it’s totally up to you! For a less bold look, paisley trim on a plain top toys with the trend without drawing too much attention.

A very ‘70s paisley print dress is the French Connection Sundown Jersey Paisley Maxi Dress for £80.00. For an alternative take on the paisley look, try the Pilcro Paisley Chinos for £26.95.


Fringing is around this summer on many clothes and accessories, from bags to scarves to earrings. Fringing looks especially good in suede. Again, add something with fringing to a plain outfit to spice it up à la ‘70s.

The Whistles Rectangle Fringe Clutch for £125.00 is a nod to the 70’s trend without going overboard. A cheaper option is the ASOS Fringe Shoulder Bag for £28.00. Another way to wear the fringe trend is by having it on your skirt such as the SAINT LAURENT Fringed suede mini skirt for £795.00 or on your shoes like the Topshop MUSKAT Luxe Fringe Boots for £32.00.