I’ve always been a throwback kind of girl – growing up on the Beatles and the Stones will do that to you, I suppose. That being said…the 70s was never really my jam (besides 70s classic rock, of course). For some reason, I loved the 60s and then glossed over the 70s to focus on the big hair and bright colors of the 80s.
I really only have one memory of trying to relive the 70s and it’s Halloween 1999 – that’s right, the year after my iconic Dana Scully costume. My friend Tally and I (the same friend who was Mulder the previous year) decided to dress up as Sonny and Cher for Halloween. Why? I honestly have no idea because we weren’t fans and neither were our parents, really. I blame Britney Spears for covering “The Beat Goes On” on her first album. ANYWAY after lots of looking through books and magazines from the 70s, I landed on an iconic Cher look – bell bottoms with a white fur vest. Sadly, I don’t have photos but it was hilarious. Also, no one knew who we were.
So when Sevi pitched the 70s as our Diversity Chic topic, I agreed, but on the inside I was kind of freaking out a bit. The earth tones, bell bottom jeans and paisley patterns of the 70s just didn’t speak to me. Finally, I remembered I bought some epic wedges earlier this summer at Modcloth and the outfit kind of came together on its own. I channeled my ten year old self and pulled out my white fur vest as an added 70s touch. Since I was wearing the wedges and fur vest, I kept everything else pretty modern so the look didn’t feel too dated.
That’s a super important tip – incorporate modern trends into your retro-inspired looks so you don’t feel like you’re in costume. Wear the trend, don’t let it wear you. I think all four of us did a great job of this – you can tell our clothes are 70s inspired but we don’t look like we belong in a 1970s fashion magazine.
As usual, don’t forget to check out the posts from Denise, Stephanie and Sevi! Also a huuuuuuge thank you to Amanda Stevens Photo for doing such an amazing job on our photos this month! Y’all make sure to go give her Facebook page a thumbs up!
- What 70s trend have you been loving lately? Bell bottoms? Wedges? Leisure suits? Hey, I’m not here to judge!
- What’s your favorite throwback decade to rock? I don’t know if I can choose a favorite!