While the 1970s were arguably a dramatic period, full of a great many historic events (gas shortages, Watergate, The Iran Hostage Crisis, to name a few), it’s hard not to get on board with all the fabulous and fashionable personalities of the era. This fall, every retailer from high end to NYC’s High Street is taking their inspiration from the likes of Stevie Nicks, Bianca Jagger and David Bowie to bring a bit of the swinging 70s to your wardrobe. 

Now the hard question is: Are you going for Studio 54 Glam or Glam Rock?

 One simple style trick that is the most flattering and easy way to get a taste of the 70s in your look is a nice high waisted pant. You can pair this with with a crop top or a clean, tailored button down for a variety of looks that still have a retro feel. Whether or not you choose to embrace the flared leg again is entirely up to you.

jeans2Photo Credits: NordstromImogen + Willie

Another way to channel the decade is fringe. Now you can go with the classic suede fringe in the form of a bag, vest, or shoe, but if you are feeling a little more like a Rock n’Roll gypsy, a lacy black kimono trimmed with fringe will give you the look you’re going for.

kimonoPhoto Credit: Saldana Vintage


bagPhoto Credit: Urban Outfitters

Now, it wouldn’t be a 70s inspired look book without a little added sparkle. With Halloween and the holiday season right around the corner, you hardly need an excuse to look like a disco ball. If you’re not feeling the all-over sequined look, throwing a touch of metallic or sparkle into your accessories is a great way to experiment with the trend, especially during the daytime.

dress Photo Credit: Rachel Zoe via Shopbop


bootsPhoto Credit: Miista via NastyGal

Of course you don’t have to stop there. With such a rich decade to draw on for inspiration there are an almost endless amount of options for you to look into. There’s always platform shoes, embroidered fabrics and classic concert tees to help make the look your own.

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