The smouldering Seventies have had a huge influence on this season’s style, starting on countless catwalks and, of course, filtering their way onto the A-listers radar. Naturally, with everyone from Nicole Richie to Cheryl Cole embracing the decade, we’re feeling suitably inspired to throw on our favourite flares right about now.
Behind the memories of orange and brown print curtains and flower power, the Seventies actually has a lot to offer in the style stakes – from floaty maxi dresses to hippy chic chiffon, the decade’s got something for everyone this season.
But with the high streets awash with nostalgic pieces, it can be a battle field finding the gems.
If you’re worried you’ll end up looking more like a dishevelled diva than fab fashionista, worry not – we’ve picked the Seventies staples that you need to snap up now.
These high waisted kick flares will be your new best friend, promising to hide a multitude of sins whilst making your legs look lusciously long. Team with a button-up blouse or a silky top for luxe inspired style.
Biba’s peasant blouse may sound humble, but its secret lies in its simplicity. With floaty sleeves and a delicate paisley print across a slightly-sheer fabric, it’s an easy-breezy blouse to team with all manor of separates.
Everyone needs a lift at some point, so keep your spirits sky high with ASOS’s chunky heeled platforms. The tan shade is versatile and timeless, but their chunky dark block heel keeps them fresh for summer.
Jumpsuits can be difficult to pull off, but they’re a summer staple. Choose a neutral colour in a floaty fabric like this Thankoon version if you’re a jumpsuit virgin – the tie waist and v-neck ensure your shape is streamlined.
A floppy hat is great for this bright burst of sunshine we’re currently experiencing, and it’s the easiest way to channel 70’s chic. We love this updated version from ASOS – the flower cut out detailing is totally cute.
Normally seen on the tables of old ladies, crochet is cool again. The cobweb weave is great for festivals or summer strolls, as well as doubling as a cute beach cover-up. Just remember to wear something underneath this wicked white Topshop dress.
Punchy prints are a great way to make a splash this season. This Damien maxi dress by Winter Kate will have you feeling like a Charlie’s Angel in no time with it’s sumptuous silk fabric, flattering bias cut and full, flowing skirt. It’ll transcend the seasons for timeless elegance, too.