Subtle Ways to Wear The 70’s Style Trend

If you grew up in the ’70s, you probably have a lot of fond memories of flared jeans, suede clothing, and boho-style outfits. This fall the beat goes on because the 70s are back in a big way.

How do you wear this trend the second time around without looking or feeling like you’re stuck in a time warp?  Here are three subtle, grown-up ways to dress 70’s style.

70's style suede skirt white shirt

Look Boho Glam In A Suede Skirt

Remember the classic button-up suede miniskirt we wore in 1974?  It’s popping up in stores again, but don’t let that turn you off completely.

You don’t need to wear a thigh-high miniskirt to get the look. This chocolate-brown, suede wrap skirt is much more elegant and grown-up, but just as cool.

The best way to put a modern spin on a 70’s look? –  Pair your rustic suede skirt with a silky white bow blouse.  A youthful, olive crossbody bag and a fab pair of suede booties also help keep the look in this decade.

70's style faux fur vest


Mix Retro With Modern

Keep your outfit from looking like a costume, by wearing a strong ’70s piece with something very now. For example, this fringe bag and faux fur vest are very retro and look great combined with more modern pieces like this window-pane tie blouse and these sexy suede booties.  Mixing things up helps bridge the gap between retro and modern.

70's style flared jeans


Buy Yourself a Pair of Flared Jeans

The easiest, quickest way to give a nod to the 70s is to buy yourself a pair of high-waisted flared jeans. Add a long ribbed turtleneck, a soft leather bag, and some casual suede booties and you have captured the magic of the 70s without going overboard.

Do you like the 70’s style trend, or have you been there, done that?  Let me know, and comment below.

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3 thoughts on “Subtle Ways to Wear The 70’s Style Trend

  1. I like almost all of these looks. I don’t know if I ever stopped wearing flared jeans (except for a brief time in the Eighties). They look best on my pear-shaped figure. Thank goodness that they are being made with a higher waist. I am so over the muffin-top look. I liked the tie blouses back in the Eighties; I don’t know if I would wear them now. I’ll have to try on a few and see how they look on my older, shorter-haired self. Thanks for this post, Deborah.

  2. I love the 70’s fashion very much. Flares are my favorite, and they are so easy to wear. I love everything you shared, Deb, especially the suede skirt and the fringe bag:-) Take care! XOXO, Jeannette

  3. I love that flared jeans are back, especially the high-waisted ones. I bought a pair in a dark wash and lots of stretches. They are fabulously slimming and hold everything in. I love skinny jeans too, but it is nice to have another option.

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