Top three reasons why we love the 70’s era: Jimi Hendrix, 8 track tapes, and the beautiful Farrah Fawcett. It was an era that transformed peace loving hippies into rocking trendsetters of the 80’s. Believe it or not, the 1970s also perpetually inspired our style, with key pieces such as macrame, fringe, floppy hats, and feathered jewelry. Denim pieces such as, wide leg pants, and button up skirts were essentially must have items. Combine these two elements and you have the effortlessly chic style of the 70s. So it’s easy to see why the trend has come back into play, Bohemian “boho chic” (seen below) is a modern 70s flair that screams sexy and powerful but not to overdone. After all, who wouldn’t want to kick butt (think Charlie Angels) in a pair of wide leg high rise pants? We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Images via eat, sleep, denim
— Ashlee Mellowes
Tags: 1970s Fashion, Bohemian style, boho-chic, denim shorts, Eat Sleep Denim, Isabel Marrant, Rachel Zoe, Stevie Nicks
Free People has done it again! We are absolutely smitten with the 2011 July Catalogue (and it’s only the sneak peek!), which was shot in Austin, Texas and features the lovely Ashley Smith. She gracefully manages to embody the femininity that can only result from the combination of lace dresses, fringe tops, and flared denim. Staying true to their inspiration of rock and roll icons like Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin, the catalogue transports us back into the carefree and fabulous lifestyle of their time. Now if only wearing their clothes could have the same magical ability…
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Tags: Ashley Smith, Austin, flared jeans, free people, fringe tops, Janis Joplin, July fashion, lace dresses, Stevie Nicks