A white tee and jeans are the perfect relaxed weekend look and this season I’m giving it a 70s twist by switching out my skinny jeans for a pair of flares. A wide-legged jean needs to be balanced with a streamlined top (note: it should always be tucked in) so I’ve kept it quite simple with a crew neck tee and added some platforms to elongate the overall silhouette. This is especially the case if you’re on the petite side. I know without a little added height from my platform sandals the flares might look a little overwhelming on my frame. I’ve added a pop of colour with my pastel pink bucket bag from The Daily Edited. This particular bag is on high rotation at the moment because it’s roomy enough to carry all my essentials plus I love the fact it’s monogrammed with my initials – it’s a subtle, but classic finishing touch.
The 70s trend will undoubtedly be huge this season so it pays to know how to wear it without looking like and extra from Saturday Night Fever. Here are some of my key tips for rocking 70s styling with a modern touch.
Balance it out
The key to dressing inspired by a particular era is to make sure you strike the right balance. You don’t want to dress in head to toe 70s inspired pieces as this is how you will end up venturing into Saturday Night Fever territory. Instead, opt for a key piece and keep the rest quite modern. So you could go for a flared sleeve like I did here but team it with a pair of slimline pants to keep it contemporary.
Use volume sparingly
If you’re going to go for a voluminous silhouette such as a pair of flares don’t then team it with a billowy blouse as you still want to accentuate one part of your body to flatter your shape. As a general rule if I was wearing a loose top I’d then team it with fitted bottoms such as skinny jeans or even a fitted skirt. If I was doing a pair of flares I’d team it with a close-fitting top and a blazer. Also if you’re going to wear flares height is key so it’s better to team it with a pair of heels rather than flats to give the right slimline silhouette.
Just add accessories
If you’re not really into 70s inspired clothing you could easily add elements of this trend to your look with accessories. I love all the fringed bags at the moment and also round frame sunglasses. It’s a great way to update your look without investing too much into the trend.