By Supal Desai

Published on November 1, 2015

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From flared denim to suede jackets, it’s pretty easy to bring the spirit of the (now trending) 1970’s decade back to the 21st century. Here’s a quick digest on what you need to pull off the look with confidence and ease.

earth tones

The mild earth tones of beige and cream paired with sandy hues of orange, yellow, and red are an easy way to look sophisticated and sleek. 

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texture

The 70’s brought out romantic silhouettes, like lace and crochet elements. By contrasting textures and fabrics, you add a personalized, fresh perspective to any outfit.

sleek accessories

Whether opting for subtle elements like the skinny scarf or the more bohemian look of a floppy; they’re all great additions to give your outfit a touch of the 70’s. 

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fringes & tassels

From structured handbags to detailing on outerwear, be prepared to see fringe elements this season. A hint of texture complements a simple look while adding a chic aesthetic. 

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suede

More than an accessory, suede pieces add softness and dimension to your style. Opt for suede elements through patchwork and fringe details or on mini skirts and boots. 

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victorian era

A peasant blouse paired with a big suede belt, or a blouse with billowy sleeves atop some flared trousers are both easy and achievable ways to maintain femininity with trending style. 

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high waist

Retro style can be easily achieved with picking garments that showcase your waistline. From high-waisted skirts to flared trousers; accessorizing to highlight the waist can be easily done in good taste. 

denim

Seventies denim is available in an array of colors and washes. From high-waisted bell bottoms to vests and chambray shirts—denim is a classically cool no-brainer. 

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prints & patterns

Muted colors can often be bland. For a 70’s-inspired boho chic vibe, focus on mixing bold prints and patterns—think large geometric shapes and a subtle floral touches.