Fashion is cyclical, there's no room for debate there. What comes around, will certainly come back around, with designers taking inspiration from past creatives and trends gone by. Every era has its moment; the 90s undisputedly confirming their place in the millennial zeitgeist once more in 2020. As we look to the year ahead, we're stepping back in time to one of the most stylish decades to inform our wardrobe selects for the summer – 70s fashion.
Whimsical frocks, adorable two-piece crochet sets and the trouser suit; 70s fashion gave us a lot to be grateful for. It represents exactly who we are when we're our best selves. Relaxed, casual and free. Below, we round-up the timeless 70s fashion trends we'll be sporting this season.
A trend that owes much of its success to Italian brand Missoni, crochet has dipped in and out of fashion throughout the years, and has seen a significant resurgence in recent years through the rise of festival culture. Although Missoni's iconic zig-zag pattern will forever have our hearts, fellow designers such as Gucci and Miu Miu have put their own spin on the classic knit for us to enjoy five decades later.
Synonymous with the emblematic Farrah Fawcett, flares – and especially those of the denim kind – have begun to replace the once iconic skinny jean as our taste in denim reverts back to the classics. Let your pants do the talking by pairing this wide-leg cut with a 2020 fashion mainstay, the white tank for a timeless and simple everyday summer look.
When Jackie O stepped out in Capri sporting a perfectly place, yet undeniably effortless scarf draped around her head, she embodied everything we admire about 70s fashion. The seamless mix of minimalist with maximalist, as we learnt from the 70s style queen, a printed headscarf has the power to transform even the simplest of outfits.
One cannot discuss 70s fashion without mentioning the queen herself, Bianca Jagger. At Studio 54 and beyond, Jagger made sartorial waves namely through her collection of expertly tailored, crisp pantsuits. A look that has lasted the test of time, designers such as CAMILLA AND MARC have reinvigorated the timeless set – creating the perfect suiting ensemble for a Sunday long lunch in the summertime.
Summer dressing is all about keeping things simple. Any outfit that requires minimal thought ranks highly in our books. Which is exactly why the easy, breezy co-ord's made famous during the 70s will be a staple in our wardrobes this season. From poolside to beach bar, worn separately or together, make like Dyan Cannon and embrace the matchy-matchy.
A wardrobe staple, 70s fashion inspires us to look at denim from a new perspective. Point in case, the adorable, flirty, halter-neck dress above that we continuously dream of. While we haven't been able to land on an exact replica just yet, there are a string of denim dresses making appearances on our summer-wardrobe Wishlist this year.