If yesterday’s trend recap was about crisp, clean zestiness, consider this a lesson in time travel.

As fashion gears up for a retro revival next season, it’s time to ditch the leg-flashing hems and put a bounce in your step, because lady-like lengths and Seventies silhouettes are back, and they’re our focus for today’s spring style report.

Lady-like lengths

It might be the season to shread the layers and flash some skin, but this spring’s following autumn’s lead and is considerably more conservative. With even the coolest of kids eschewing thigh-skimming hems for mid-length calf-swinging shapes, full skirts and ankle-grazers are the order of the season. Take your cue from Marc by Marc Jacobs for a lady-like look, go girly with pleats at Chloe, or opt for a younger, more directional style a la Proenza Schouler.

Seventies siren

Put on your favourite flares, because after ruling the spring runways, the Seventies are back. With floor-sweeping jumpsuits, maxidresses, peasant blouses, wide-leg trousers, ditsy prints and vibrant colours, next season’s style is nostalgic for the flower power decade. From Marc Jacobs‘ retro hues to House of Holland‘s relaxed glam and Yves Saint Laurent‘s cropped cullottes, get set to revamp your rodeo.

[Images: Style.com]

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