My magic crystal ball is telling me the 1970s are going to be a big inspiration for fall and that makes me so happy. I love the colorful harvest toned pallets, silhouettes, hair styles and accessories inspired by the seventies. I’ve been pinning like crazy and looking for modern interpretations available online (and shopping my favorite thrift and vintage stores IRL).
Wanna get the look? Here’s what to shop for:
Woven Details (especially in leather): The 1970s were big for handicrafts so anything that has handmade looking details like weaving or braiding capture the essence of the decade. Find it on belts, shoes, boots and bags. I bought these boots (on sale until August 3rd) that I’ll wear with jeans, button front skirts and flowy dresses. Search etsy and “70s woven leather belt” for other vintage options (my favorites are HERE, HERE & HERE)
Fringe (again, in leather!): Whether it’s in cognac brown (more of a boho vibe) or black (glam rock), fringe is a fun little way to get a bit of seventies without doing the whole hippie thing. I think bags are also great for more sophisticated women to do the flower child thing without looking too junior.
Full Brimmed Felt Hats: I’m obsessed with hats all year round, but for fall I’ll wear velour rabbit fur hats in a variety of colors. I recommend supporting independent milliners if you can (if that’s not a hint, I don’t know what is… stay tuned for some exciting news in the coming weeks!). In the meantime, search terms like “rabbit fur or velour wide brim hats” will yield the highest quality results! Or… if you’re not sure if a hat will work for you, find a good bargain and see if you like it!
Silk Scarves: Go with a kerchief looped twice around your neck (or around the handle of your handbag) or a long skinny scarf drapped around your neck. Hit up a vintage store or ask your mom or grandma if she has one you can wear! On etsy, I like this one!
Medallion Necklaces: Look for longer length necklaces with big, bold statements. Be prepared for people to ask “Where did you get that?!”
What I really love about this trend is that you can get the look at a lot of price points, and if you are willing to do the digging, you can find authentic vintage pieces to mix in with your modern closet.
What’s your favorite 70s accessory and how do you plan on wearing it?
See more inspiration on my Pinterest Page.