2019 FALL TREND SERIES VOL. 2: SEVENTIES RETRO

asian woman wearing culottes and green top in seventies retro
asian woman walking wearing culottes and green top in seventies retro

SEVENTIES RETRO

On Vol. 2 of Fall Trend Series, we’re talking about one of my favorite fashion eras, seventies retro! The chicest decade that gave us glitter, glamour, Charlie’s Angels, Stevie Nicks , peace signs, Woodstock and Studio 54…. Oh and most importantly, I was born in the late 70’s, so of course it was FABULOUS!

The seventies were known for many things and current affairs. It was where fashion was the most free and a desperation to stand out from the crowd. Bell bottoms, platform heels, boho vibes, shearling, jumpsuits, corduroy and over-the-knee boots. There were many iconic looks that still influences what we wear today.

READY-TO-WEAR RUNWAY REFERENCES

From runways of Fall/Winter 2019, we can hear loud and clear, the message from shows of Celiné, Chloe, Michael Kors presented looks taken from the seventies decade. There were culottes to pussy willow bows show after show. It was quite obvious this trend is going to be a hit yet again.

This time around, the way to take this retro vibe and turn it relevant for today’s modern women, is the fabrication mixed with print and sheen, like the Paul & Joe collection. Who can dismiss the head-to-toe boho dress in lavender, a feminine color that feels pretty and sexy, in the Cynthia Rowley collection.

My other favorite outfits were from Celiné. Modern casual looks, with a flair from the seventies, all ready to take them from work to weekend. Like the first look, they styled a cropped tweed jacket with denim tucked inside tall knee shearling boots with printed bow scarf. So versatile and ready to slay!

FALL/WINTER 2019 BY TAG-WALK
FALL/WINTER 2019 BY TAG-WALK

DESIGNER ACCESSORIES

The accessories showed up with Chloé’s top handle croc handbag and oversized sunnies. Drippy strings of choker and mismatched earrings from Givenchy is MAJOR GLAM! So digging these luxe pieces!

seventies retro ACCESSROEIS
FALL/WINTER ACCESSORIES BY TAG-WALK
asian woman wearing culottes and green top
asian woman walking wearing culottes and green top

HOW I STYLE MY SEVENTIES LOOK?

I already owned most of the pieces on my outfit. So I was on track to take my favorite fashion era and make it relevant. Let’s break it down!

The clip jacquard dusty teal top is from Zara. I love the full billow sleeves and the texture weave. The color pairs well with the vintage burgundy herringbone wool culottes, I bought at a local Seattle vintage store. It was a size 10, which is a modern size 4. Thanks to vanity sizing! These pants are made of wool. However it’s fully lined, so no itchy dance going on here!

asian woman wearing culottes and green top in seventies retro
ASIAN WOMAN HOLDING A CLUTCH AND WEARING GREEN TOP in seventies retro

BOLD ACCESSORIES

Slouchy boots are the way to go, when it comes to the seventies. I’ve owned these Dries Van Noten caramel leather high knee boots for almost ten years. They are well made and will never go out of style. The details are incredible. Did you see the python heels?

Statement pieces are always a way to standout in any outfit. Such as this chunky gold choker with a green pendant I bought in Paris years ago. The perfect balance is to keep everything else simple, such as this Celine Trio Clutch. There are three colors coffee brown, burgundy and soft pink, going back harmoniously to the outfit. I’m ready to take this outfit to work or even a fashion event.

Are you feeling a seventies comeback like I do? There are tons of places to find those pieces that needs love, like your local thrift stores or curated vintage shops. Don’t have time to shop in stores, you can always check out Etsy who has great selections. Or you can shop my look below:

Stay tuned for the next Fall Trend Series Volume 3, coming up next week. Can you guess the trend?

In case you missed it, you can catch the Volume 1, here.

For now, stay FUNKY!

XX, E.

Photography by Jason Tang

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2 comments

Samara October 18, 2019 at 3:17 PM

I have been watching horror movie classics from the 1970s lately, so 70s fashion has been on my mind! I love the wool culottes!

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elisa October 19, 2019 at 4:40 PM

You’re brave! The classics are the creepiest.

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