Sunday 11 December 2016

How do I add the '70s to my look and keep it classy?

Published 08/04/2011 | 05:00

White jacket, €101; white trousers, €65; floppy
hat, €21, all from Warehouse
White jacket, €101; white trousers, €65; floppy hat, €21, all from Warehouse
Leather asymmetric frill biker jacket, €200; five- pocket flare jeans, reduced to €31; smart pocket shirt, €56; 'Frankie' leather shoulder bag, €94, all from Oasis, www.oasis-stores.co.uk
Brown jumpsuit, €75, Oasis
White vest, €14.95, and pleated skirt, €39.93, both H&M

Can I channel the '70s without looking too costume-y? I'd like a hint of the trend without looking like a fashion victim!

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Try the 'Clean '70s' look which involves simple lines, sharp tailoring and neutral tones -- think Farrah Fawcett's glossy groomed Americana look and you've got the vibe.

A well cut white trouser suit is key. Warehouse has a super-sharp version perfect for channelling your inner Farrah. Wear it with a silk blouse and courts to the office and, if you're brave, without a top after hours.

A great '70s evening option is a streamlined jumpsuit which captures the Studio 54 side of '70s glam. The brown jersey style from Oasis is effortlessly glam and comfortable without looking too theatrical.

During the day, try tan leather and denim flares for a touch of Charlie's Angels style.

An accordion-pleated midi-skirt worn with a simple tank will channel the elegant side of '70s -- just add tan sandals and a belt. Throw over the white suit jacket to add some serious polish to this look.

Irish Independent

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