Find the right way to do retro with a new season take on these ’70s style must-haves …
There’s a reason the ’70s is up there as one of the most stylish decades of all time. From its standout prints, some seriously recognisable silhouettes to it’s chic earthy pallet of neutrals, rusts and amber – making it perfect for autumnal dressing. Read on to discover how to ‘get down’ with the retro-inspired styles we’re loving right now…
The Printed Midi
Throwing it back to the era of studio 54, everyone who was anyone from Bianca Jagger to Diane Von Furstenberg dazzled their way through the decade in the silhouette we still can’t get enough of – the printed midi. This eternally flattering style is an easy, every-day way to nod to the ’70s trend. Look to block graphics, florals and animal prints to keep it contemporary.
Wear with: Another ’70s classic – slouchy knee high boots.
The Cord Skirt
Nothing says ’70s quite like cord and thankfully the decades favourite fabric is back again this autumn. This hard-working fabric has been give a feminine spin and appears this year in mini skirt form — in a palette of dusky rose, tan and juicy blackberry. Perfect for the changing seasons and is an easy addition to wear with almost everything you already own!
Wear with: Think texture on texture and team with a cropped shearling jacket, bare legs and ankle boots.
The Power Suit
You don’t have to go full-out Saturday Night Fever to embrace the ’70s power suit trend. Bring your look into this decade with nod to the nostalgic hues of browns, blacks and rusts and a more relaxed wide-leg silhouette, meaning weather it’s for work or play you’ll look up-to-date and on-trend.
Camel Button Roll Neck Jumper £20, Pinstripe Suit Coming soon
Trainers for a smart-casual approach to co-ords, or court shoes and a pussy-bow blouse if you really mean business.
The Roll Neck
Nothing will work harder in your autumn winter wardrobe than a roll neck, making it a fail-safe investment to see you through to the new year in warmth and style. Whether you’re opting for a lightweight knit for layering, or a chunky knitted number, it’s the ’70s trend that never seems to go out of style.
Wear with: All of the above! Team with a cord skirt for full on ’70’s vibes, layer under a printed midi or pair it with a power suit just like the influencers – there is nothing basic about this basic.
The Pussy Bow Blouse
The ’70s wasn’t just bell-bottoms and psychedelic patterns, it also had a lady-like side. One of the most glamorous trends it graced us with was the pussy-bow blouse. This season look for statement sleeves, and silky fabrics, whether you want to update your workwear, or find that perfect going-out top, the pussy-blow blouses makes for a very stylish-and-versatile wardrobe addition this autumn.
Wear with: A checked pencil skirt for a chic nod to the heritage trend, or coated jeans for a look that’s all-out glamour.
For more styles we are loving right now visit our Autumn Edit and get this season’s low-down on what to wear now!