Fall back to the 70s

Fall back to the 70s

McKensie Curnow, A&E Editor

The leaves have changed, the air is crisp and cool, and pumpkin spice has once again suffocated our nostrils and taste buds. It is finally fashion’s favorite season – fall. 

The biggest trends this season are a flash from the past. The 1970s was a decade full of revolution, and style was no exception to experiment and change. Smooth suede, foxy fringe (and lots of it), and flared silhouettes are making a huge comeback from the grooviest decade to date. Creative expression is so in right now, man.

Here’s how to rock the 70s revival better than Joni Mitchell and Cher.

Don’t be afraid of suede.
Suede is one of the most popular fabrics this season. It stands out with a retro, yet sophisticated appeal. Pick up an a-line suede skirt, preferably with buttons down the front. Throw on some over-sized shades and tuck in a fitted sweater or blouse to achieve a look so chic and effortless, even Jackie O would be envious.

Flared jeans and wide-leg pants are far out, man.
Give your skinny jeans a break. Flared jeans and pants deliver a classic cool vibe to your wardrobe and can be dressed up or down with ease. Throw on some platform shoes and your will legs go on for miles. Bonus points if the pants are paisley.

Fringe is your friend.
Fringe is everywhere. It can be found on shoes, purses, vests, skirts, and jackets. There are no boundaries with this trend. If you’re feeling brave, find a suede or leather jacket with fringe detail. You’ll look like you’re about to follow The Rolling Stones on their world tour. Just remember: you’re not a groupie, you’re a band-aid.

Feel fabulous in faux fur.
Fur jackets and vests will not only keep you warm and snug, they’ll also make you look like a million bucks. Fur gives you an instant luxe look and transforms you into a glamazon rock star. Choose faux over authentic. You’ll save a lot of money and spare a forest friend’s life.

You’ll totally dig bell sleeves.
Exaggerated sleeves make a statement without being overbearing. This flowing hippie chic silhouette is flattering on any body shape or size. For a bolder look, wear this bohemian piece with a big floppy hat. You’ll be the new poster child for peace and love.

Ponchos are out of sight.
Ponchos and shawls are a modish and elegant way to keep cozy. Not only are they extremely versatile, but you’ll look put together without sacrificing comfort and warmth. This cape-like piece can be worn in both casual and formal situations. Before leaving your house, twirl yourself around Steve Nick’s-style and you’ll feel unstoppable.

The best part about this dynamite trend is that you can probably find inspiration from your local thrift shop, your mother’s attic, or by watching an episode of “That 70s Show.”

Have fun with this 70s revival before its back in the history books. Keep it real, flower children.

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