Monday, 24 January 2011

Saturday Night Fashion Fever

So in case you hadn't noticed, the 70's are big news this Spring. But how should you be wearing the trend? And what key items should you be buying? I hope to put you in the right direction in the first of my SS trend reports.

70's Girl

The key shows for this trend included Marc Jacobs; who seemed to encapsulate a feel for the entire decade in each outfit and Mulberry. The colour palette is earthy: mustard yellows, burgundy, blush, caramel and beige to name but a few. Denim is retro and appears on shift dresses as well as mega flares and if you're going out at night then prints, extra wide legs, swinging skirts, batwing sleeves and block heels are the only way to do it. Accompany your look with clean, lightly tonged hair and healthy looking makeup - think Supermodel. Important looks from the catwalks included blouses tucked into paperbag waist skirts, a-line skirts with off the shoulder tops, lots of hair accessories and wide brimmed hats worn with peasant style dresses, as seen below.

Marc Jacobs


Temperley London

Snap up my capsule collection for a fashion forward look.

Tops - try a simple cream peasant blouse, a billowing sleeve chiffon blouse and a cropped festival-style waistcoat

Warehouse, £35
H&M, £14.99
Monsoon Fusion, £50

Bottoms - go for denim for day in the form of an a-line skirt or flared jeans and try some printed palazzo pants by night

Topshop, £35
A|Wear, £35

Dresses/jumpsuits - the favour for jumpsuits is not waning this season, this time make sure its a wide leg one with a cinched waist or try a printed long sleeve tunic dress or the simple denim shirt dress

A|Wear, £45
Dorothy Perkins, £39.50
Dorothy Perkins, £38

Accessories - hair should be accessorised with a pretty flower corsage or a classic brimmed hat and pair with a tan satchel bag and a Marc Jacobs style obi-belt

Matalan, £12
Topshop, £25
ASOS, £20

Shoes - go for stacked platforms all the way, wear with tights or socks for now

ASOS, £80


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