Diversity Chic | 70s Edition – Can You Dig It?

The 70s are alive and well in 2016! We’re working some of our favorite 70s trends in a modern way that’s perfect for ushering in fall fashion. Take a look at how the four of us channeled the 70s without looking like we’re heading to a costume party. 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.

This 70s inspired outfit is the perfect way to incorporate 70s trends into your look without looking dated. Click through for details on this look, plus my favorite tip for working the 70s trend without looking like you’re headed to a costume party! This 70s inspired outfit is the perfect way to incorporate 70s trends into your look without looking dated. Click through for details on this look, plus my favorite tip for working the 70s trend without looking like you’re headed to a costume party!This 70s inspired outfit is the perfect way to incorporate 70s trends into your look without looking dated. Click through for details on this look, plus my favorite tip for working the 70s trend without looking like you’re headed to a costume party!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.

DC-AugustThat’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.

diversity chic 70s tweet

This 70s inspired outfit is the perfect way to incorporate 70s trends into your look without looking dated. Click through for details on this look, plus my favorite tip for working the 70s trend without looking like you’re headed to a costume party!IMG_9385This 70s inspired outfit is the perfect way to incorporate 70s trends into your look without looking dated. Click through for details on this look, plus my favorite tip for working the 70s trend without looking like you’re headed to a costume party!The 70s are alive and well in 2016! We’re working some of our favorite 70s trends in a modern way that’s perfect for ushering in fall fashion. Take a look at how the four of us channeled the 70s without looking like we’re heading to a costume party. 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!

xoxo
Valery

4 thoughts on “Diversity Chic | 70s Edition – Can You Dig It?

  1. Not one of my favorite DC shoots but I agree, the 70s is a hard one to mimic without looking like you’re about to go to a disco. I still feel like had you or Sevi worn a flare jean instead of skinny jeans, or if one of y’all had a pair of round framed color tinted sunglasses lol Now I’m slipping into Elton John territory. At least you weren’t guys trying to do 70s fashion, come out looking like a cast member on “Anchorman” – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/108438303498466447/

    1. Yeah, that’s exactly it! We’re looking to get inspiration from the decade, not look like extras in Anchorman lol. For me personally, I’d rather just take small touches from vintage inspired trends and incorporate them into things I wear on a daily basis. Personally, I would never wear bell bottom jeans because I don’t like how they look on me so I didn’t want to work them into my look just for the sake of the post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *