Just because fall is quickly arriving with darker, more romantic colors, it doesn’t mean you have to stray away from bright hues and loud prints! The trend in mind for this week has been an obvious dose of major 70s fever. Many designers, including Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor and Chris Benz, showcased silhouettes that exemplified 70s fashion with a unique modern twist. Several of these looks included floppy hats, high waisted and wide-legged bottoms, wrap dresses, loud prints, and jumpsuits. To briefly sum up what I stated in my previous post on what the 70s is all about, the era was marked by two major moments:
- Early on in the 70s, we still saw what was left behind from the 60s, which included the ‘Hippie’ look – wide-leg bottoms, mini skirts, crop tops, jumpsuits, and busy patterns)
- Later on came the disco era, where a heavy use of fabrics like rayon, satin, jersey, and lamé came to the scene. Glam rock and punk fashion were also displayed later in the 70s, going into the 80s.
I’ve had so many customers coming into the store (Betsey Johnson) lately being very hesitant about purchasing certain items due to them feeling the items won’t be work appropriate. I needed to reassure them, many times, that work attire is no longer (and it never should have been) about being reserved and sticking to basic colors like blacks, whites, and grays. Amp it up a little (it works for work – I dressed a girl head-to-toe in cheetah print today!) Your look can still be suitable for work, but chic enough to make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Pair a sophisticated, bold-hued wide-leg bottom with a bow blouse and platform pumps – and you’re set! Grab your favorite work bag and keep your accessories sleek and classic.