Inspired by ’70s style

70s button down skirt

brown button skirt, white top You can’t fight the ’70s revival but you can watch Mad Men and be inspired by Megan and Sally Draper’s style evolution.

Whether or not you like Megan’s micro-mini skirts or not inspiration from the 1970s has hit winter and summer trends hard. From runway shows to street style fashion and even interior decor, the ’70s are back baby! 70s mini skirt suede skirt Although you won’t catch me in bell-bottom jeans I do love the abundance of bohemian tops, knee-high boots and gladiator sandals, which are the leading trends for 2015.  Fabrics that are most popular are denims, suede and floral. But pretty much anything goes when it comes to flowy dresses and short hemlines. 70s inspired look Which brings me back to my favourite ’70s trend; anything mini…

While this button-down mini skirt pushes me out of my black and white comfort zone it ticks all the boxes in terms of fit, fabric and adaptability. I paired it with a white lose fitting top with detailed embroidery to keep with the ‘70s look.

See more of the ’70s mini skirts I’m obsessing over here. embroided white top Naturally I added my latest leather addition, which is this dark brown tote from a local designer in Cape Town. I couldn’t believe how affordable it was considering its 100% leather and is big enough to fit my laptop (as well as a million other things). Whoop for shopping local!

leather tote bag brown bag, brown button down skirtTop: Zara / Skirt: Mr Price / Boots: Country Road / Bag: Rowdy

Here are some more ‘70s style elements to add to your looks:

  • Fringe/tassels
  • Flares – jeans, culottes
  • Maxis – skirts, dresses
  • Collars
  • Bell sleeves
  • Necklines – plunging and polo necks.. If you’re doing plunging try spice it up with a neckerchief
  • Earthy tones but also contrasting colours like a bright blue jersey under an auburn red coat
  • Head-gear: turbans, hats
  • Anything high-waisted
  • When in doubt be a disco-hippie



Ps. Excuse the fluorescent legs, winter be gone!

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