Spring has sprung!
As winter theoretically comes to end, Spring fashion is upon us (though for the people of Melbourne, don’t expect the sun to shine with any punch until at least November). There’s no greater feeling than shedding the puffer vests and track pants we’ve been donning for months to get us between bed, class and back home to study… Study the catalogue of Netflix, that is. You’ve finally shaved your legs and are ready to debut your post hibernation new season look. Here’s the low down on the biggest trend for Spring 2015 – the 70’s.
The 70’s are back with a vengeance this season, unless you’ve actually been hibernating, it’s hard to miss the influx of laced up tops, flared pants, denim and suede making their ways into high street stores. The 70’s were unfortunate then but thanks to hindsight this trend is reborn without prints reminiscent of your grandma’s curtains. Now you’re probably thinking who are you and why are you telling me to resurrect my mum’s old Levis? The 70’s resurgence graced the runways during the Spring Summer 2015 shows back in September of 2014. Designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Emilio Pucci, Alberta Ferretti and Balmain showed fringing and patterns a plenty whilst the Chanel show turned protest fought for love not war. As powerful as the Internet is, trends take time to garner support and momentum to push them through to high street stores. 70’s nostalgia pushed through to the Autumn/Winter fashion weeks and is here to stay.
L-R; Tommy Hilfiger SS15, Emilio Pucci SS15, Alberta Ferretti SS15, Balmain SS15
Think free flowing, fun loving silhouettes – the aim is to achieve a paired back, relaxed style. Hold off on the Farrah Fawcett reincarnation for now and opt for the fun of fringing or benefit platform heels give in elongating your legs! Fabrics such as leather, suede and denim work well when layered with quirky but colorful prints to ring in the progressively warmer weather. If you’re apprehensive about adopting this trend, below are some examples to start slow or shop now.
It can be dark and edgy or sweet and feminine, most of all fringing is so damn fun!
L-R; Asilio Navaho Knit, Seed Wrap Suede Fringe Skirt, Sportsgirl Fringed Suede Jacket
Denim on Denim
You’ve probably already got enough denim in your wardrobe! Channel your inner Jane Birkin and give this a try. This option is a big hit with celebs this season… #fashun
L-R; Seed Embroidered Frill Dress, Boohoo 70s Blue Button Denim Skirt, Sportsgirl Cross Back Denim Shirt
Nothing says the 70s like lacing. This is a great way to give this Spring trend a taste without dusting the cobwebs off your mums bellbottom jeans.
L-R; Seed Tie Front Body Suit, Asos Love Plunge Tie Front Maxi Dress, Glassons Flare Sleeve Lace Up Top
The ultimate 70s give away is a funky print. Though it’s an easy bridge to cross into garish, prints are an easy way to liven up any outfit to mirror to soon to be sunny days.
L-R; Somedays Lovin Day Tripper Kimono Dress, Zimmermann Esplanade Rivet Paisley Dress, Steele Evita Dress
Daunting, but flares fill the 70s trend to a tee. This isn’t for the fainted hearted but flares can be seen on dresses, playsuits, shirts and pants this season.
L-R; Glamorous Midnight Fever Plunging Jumpsuit, Talulah The Deliquent Blouse, N/Nicholas Ponti Flare Top and Pants