By now it’s no surprise how much the 1970’s is influencing fashion, especially Fall 2015. From seeing bell-bottom silhouettes, to kaleidoscopic prints, to Victorian peasant shirts (that just beg for a day at Woodstock), this retro era is definitely having a major resurgence. I myself, am a huge fan- the fashion from the 1970’s has always been big in the Mansour household. As a child of baby boomers, I would spend countless hours rummaging through my mom’s closet to borrow the killer clothes she still had from the era. However, as with any trend that’s a nod to another time, it can quickly look costumey if done too literally from head-to-toe. A simple way to avoid that is to incorporate pieces that are inspired by the era yet still have a modern look and feel to them. I love this skirt and blouse I found both from Forever 21, that feel both like an homage to the trends of the 1970’s I love, but still modern enough to surpass the trend. Their price tags don’t hurt either. I never go too crazy when spending on pieces that are more trendy than classic.
Another great tip when incorporating the 1970’s trend into your wardrobe is to hit up thrift and vintage stores. Why buy new when you can go authentic? Often times the craftsmanship back then was far superior then now, so these pieces (when found in good condition), still look fantastic. I am a huge fan of vintage/thrift accessories, like this belt and purse found at Value Village and the earrings straight from my mom’s 1970’s closet. If you need a bit of help on how to search for treasures, check out my vintage shopping tips here.
Thank you once again to the talented Ellen Ho of Hong Photography for capturing me so beautifully for the second installment of my #OOTD series, and to Gurveen at Pink Orchid Studio for the amazing bohemian braid and flawless makeup.
Outfit Details: blouse and distressed jean skirt- Forever 21, belt and suede fringe bag- Value Village, open toe booties- Winners, earrings- vintage from mom’s closet, gold stud ring- Winners, turquoise ring- from Iran