When I first moved to Sydney I found it quite hard to keep up with the trends back home as Australia always felt that little bit behind. Now with thanks to Instagram and following influential bloggers and brands, it’s never been easier to keep up to date. If you are new to Sydney, check out my post on How to shop the UK high street in Sydney for a bit of inspiration. In regards to keeping up with the trends, the seventies is huge right now. I’ve been living in various Seventies styles over the last few months that I thought I’d write a post on where I bought all of my clothes recently. I never pay very much for clothes so there’s proof you can keep up to date for not huge amounts of dosh! There’s so much to cover that I decided to split the post into two, so here’s my Part 2. (Part 1 here).
Suede & Cord
To really get stuck into the trend, opt for some suede! There’s so much on the highstreet right now, from skirts to dresses, capes and shirts. Try zara, there’s loads in there right now too! Try mixing up with leather or denim for a contemporary modern look.
I found this Sportsgirl dress at my local market (Kirribilli Markets) and teamed it with white for a summer look last year.
I went for a triple suede look here teaming the dress from the first picture with a Topshop skirt and Zara boots. Everything except the boots were all bought at my local markets (Kirribilli Markets) for next to nothing ($1 belt, $5 bag, $10 dress and $20 skirt)
A vintage corduroy skirt and coat teamed with a Zara cream jumper and Sportsgirl over the knee boots for a modern take on cord.
I love this dress which I found in Saba. Here I’ve layered it for a winter’s daytime look.
The saba dress on a summer’s day which has the most beautiful tassels.
This playsuit is from the Coachella for H&M collection. I just couldn’t resist this! I’ve teamed it with this season’s tie up gladiator sandals from Asos for a summer look.
New Zara Skirt and jumper. Lether fringe skirts are everywhere at the moment and here’s my take pairing it with a simple black top to let the fringing do the talking.
Button Down Skirt
There are so many button style skirts around at the moment. Here I show you how I’ve styled a vintage skirt, a classic denim Topshop skirt and a suede one. If the skirt is a midi, make sure you un botton a few of the buttons at the bottom for a contemporary look.
This is a vintage skirt right out of the 70’s which I found in my boyfriend’s Aunty’s wardrobe! I’ve teamed it with my Sportsgirl OTK boots, vintage bag and Zara jacket and knit.
A summertime safari city chic look with the same vintage skirt, a H&M khaki playsuit worn as a top with a pair of Tan heels from Topshop. Definitely invest in a pair of tan sandals, they will be a seventies life saver for styling this trend (see my tan sandals post here).
A classic Topshop denim skirt worn with those same sandals, H&M mustard tights and Zara top for a full seventies look.
A neutral look wearing the Topshop suede skirt, Sportsgirl boots, Zara top and coat.
There are loads of variations to the seventies Dungarees, whether its through a midi dress, a short dress, dungaree shorts, the list goes on. Below I’ve styled the really popular denim dress from Zara and a classic pair of black dungarees also from Zara for a modern take on the two.
Knee High Boots
By investing in a pair of over the knee boots, you’ll easily be able to rock the trend in no time. The key way to not look like Julia Roberts from Pretty woman is to choose the boot wisely. I think buying a suede is the best way to go unless you spend a lot on a good quality leather pair. Also make sure the heel is a good size (I tend to go for a chunky block heel). The easiest styling tool is to pair with an oversized Chunky knit dress as see below. I tend to make sure I don’t have a lot of leg on show to minimise the hooker look! I invested in two pairs of boots, a black suede and brown suede which seem to go with everything!
Boots from Sportsgirl, Chunky Knit from Zara
Topshop dress and Sportsgirl boots
Zara Jumper dress, Dannii Minogue for Target boots
Aztec screams boho which is just seventies all over! See how I’ve styled my pieces below for an easy take on the trend.
H&M blanket scarf worn with a belt for an east winter weekend look.
That Topshop denim button down skirt worn with a Zara aztec top
I’m sure there are loads more tips I’ve missed out on but hopefully I’ve covered most of it. Be warned the 60s is also huge right now too so bear with me for an updated post coming soon!
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