Perhaps influenced by the Charlie’s Angels reboot coming to ABC this fall, the 70’s trend that started in Spring 2011 has stayed strong through Fall and most recently made its mark in Resort 2012. This throwback look is sticking around, and suddenly those round sunglasses, flowy floral prints, and high waisted swimsuits you’ve been eyeing can go safely into the buy category.
But pulling off 70’s retro without looking like a television extra can be difficult. Perhaps the easiest way to get the look is with a pair of 70’s inspired jeans, with some combination of a high waist, light wash, and flared leg. HABITUAL’s Hannah Flare adds an additional 70’s groove with pintuck pocket detailing. For summer, we have been styling them with a cream story, adding some texture without getting too cluttered. Try a simple striped tank, solid cotton sweater, or lace shortsleeve. Round out the look with light brown accents evocative of 70’s leather tones. Add a light brown belt, a slouchy neutral bag, and a leather studded wedge that peeks out from the bottom of the pants. If you check the mirror and that is not quite enough hippie chic enough for you, add some round sunglasses in tortoise shell, or a wide brimmed, floppy hat to make the look even more literal.
Runway Look: Rachel Zoe Resort 2012
Tops (Left to Right): Rag & Bone Charcoal Stripe Racer Back Tank, T by Alexander Wang Open Weave Cotton Sweater, Organic by John Patrick Lace Top.
Belt: Zara Maxi-length belt
Jeans: HABITUAL Hannah Flare in Enlightened, available at Shopbop.com
Bag: J.Crew Tisbury bucket bag