New / That 70’s Thing

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Its official. The 70’s is going nowhere. It’s here to stay, whether you like it or not. But to be quite honest, really, what IS there not to like? You don’t have to be a complete throw-back revival museum piece – mixing it up with your usual attire is more than plenty. And lets face it, its a trend which is constantly on rotation – but when the house of Chloe shared their Spring/Summer collection back in September, most of the fashion world realised it really was time to play some serious dress up.

This little flat-laid look is a feminine take on the retro trend – its a little bit Isabel Marant inspired, with patchwork bohemian florals, it includes the obligatory tan accessories and (very old) platform sandals, Indian tassle beads and of course, the major player – high waisted flared jeans. These particular jeans were featured in Vogue UK’s latest advertorial collaboration with Marks & Spencers, along with a pretty awesome curation of 70’s inspired classics (the high waisted denim skirt was my favourite and sold out everywhere in an instant, though now it seems to be back in stock, so be quick! – never underestimate the power of Vogue). Skinny jeans are now a wardrobe staple, but if you have the attention span and boredom threshold of a three year old child, myself included, you will soon come to realise that you need an option for every style – ripped, skinny, bootleg, slim, flared, ultra flared, cut off, skirt. Flares are a flattering style because they flare at exactly the point where skinny jeans may not flatter your shape – they leave enough to the imagination. They’re also leg-lengthening, because, more often than not, they’re worn so that they kiss the ground underneath your pretty little toes – team them up with some platform sandals or clogs and you’ll soon be in competition with Elle McPherson. Well, let’s pretend that’s the case for the sake of arguement……

Take a look at the M&S advertorial collab with Vogue here & their Spring Denim Trends feature here.

True 70s Flare Denim Jeans – M&S (These are now sold out online, though check your local store as they may have them in stock)

Pure Cotton Quilted Bolero Jacket – M&S

Model Blend Scoop Neck T-Shirt – M&S

Leather Square Buckle Chevron Weave Belt – M&S

Shoes – Topshop (Old) / Bag – Vintage / Indian Beaded Necklace – eBay

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