I’ve not done a fashion post in a while so I thought I’d share an update of what I’ve been wearing recently which is pretty much the 70s trend all over. The 70s is huge right now – Think flares, tassels, of the shoulder off the shoulder tops, button up skirts, denim and more denim. If you are slightly worried about looking more fancy dress than on trend, here’s how I’ve contemporised the trend this season which I split into 2 posts because there’s so much to go through. Here’s Part 1.


The easiest way to jump on the trend is to invest in some flares. I’ve found that Zara are doing the best on the high street. They average out at around $80 a pair and are great quality. I’ve styled these two in completely different ways, the first is paired with a simple t-shirt and leather jacket while the bottom one is more of a daytime look with a cream blouse and tassel bag.


Flares and leather jacket from Zara, Shoes and Tee from Topshop


Flares and shoes from Zara, blouse from H&M, Bag from Kmart

2. Wide Leg Pants

If you’re not confident to rock the flares, why not take on the trend by wearing wide leg pants? It’s a very flattering piece that elongates the body, a big win all round!

wide leg pants sheike

Top from Zara, Pants from Sheike

Wide Leg pants topshop

Pants and shoes from Topshop, Blouse from H&M

wide leg pants H&M

Pants and necklace from H&M, top from Sheike

3. Bell Top

Score top points for pairing a bell top with a pair of flares as seen below. I found this top in H&M and even though it was 4 sizes bigger than I usually buy, there’s nothing easier than clinching it in with a belt.

bell top



Bell Top from H&M, Flares from Zara, boots from Sportsgirl 

4. The Denim Dress

You’d be mad not to buy a denim dress right now. The variety out there is huge at the moment. See how I’ve styled mine below for a 70s look.

zara denim smock dress


topshop denim dress

asos denim dress

Top two dresses from Zara, middle from Topshop and bottom dress from Asos. For more on denim dresses, see my post here.

 5. Off the Shoulder Top

Another easy way to update your wardrobe is by jumping on board with an off the shoulder top, perfect for the warmer months to come and an instant nod to the 70’s trend.


Top by H&M Coachella collection, Sports by Forever 21, Gladiators by Asos

6. 70s Vintage Print Dress

If there’s one thing  I love about the 70’s then it has to be a good old fashioned vintage dress. There’s nothing more authentic than wearing something actually from the 70’s. Look for high neck and long sleeves for on trend pieces. Que the dresses below

70s dress with coat 70s dress

dress bought from Vintage Shop in the Blue Mountains ($29), Vintage Camel Coat from ebay

FINAL Topshop dress

final 7 topshop

Dress bought from Topshop $122, Heels Topshop, Vintage coat from ebay, sunnies from Zara. 

Hope I could be of some inspiration to you! Keep tuned for Part 2 coming soon. Expect to see dungarees, buttoned up skirts, suede, cord, tassels and so much more.

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Thanks for reading,

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How To Wear The 70s Trend – Part 1
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