If you’ve followed my blog for some time now, you’ll realise that I am beyond obsessed with the 70s. Now if they stopped making 70s inspired clothing I’m not sure what would be the foundation to my style, as I love suede, floral and fringing which makes up a good chunk of the 70s fashion era.
This floral bell sleeves top is ticking all the right boxes for me. It has a 70s inspired wall paper which is a big trend this season and this print can always add a bit of culture and a hippy feel to some of your most laid back outfits. Like I said, the 70s floral wallpaper trend is bigger than ever this season( honestly it’s nothing to cringe at). Pick flirty frills, big petal prints, ruffles, high necks and structured cuts and you’ll be blooming throughout spring. You can play it safe and pick typical 70s colours such as browns, pinks and oranges or you can embrace grass green for a fresh yet retro trend.
This Topshop top is very Givenchy inspired as it really takes on the hippy era by using big, bold and vintage style petals. The sleeves add a more grown up touch to a bright top that may feel childlike to some people, but like I always say, it’s how you style it! Orange works well for me especially as it contrasts nicely to my black hair and makes my skin look brighter. But if this is too bold for you, try pale blues and mint greens to ease gently into the trend.
I decided to take a leaf out of designer Chloé’s style bible and go for all over 70s glam. That’s why I chose to team this top with my black corduroy skirt from New Look, River Island fringed sandals and Chloé dupe bag from Matalan because this bag helps to create a casual look that is perfect for the day. I could even tailor the look for a festival by swapping my skirt for black denim shorts with pom pom trimmings. But I think this particular look is 70s style at it’s best without looking too try hard, whilst being the perfect outfit choice for this windy Spring period.
I would love to team this top with a silver metallic A-line skirt for a more contemporary approach to bell sleeves and retro petal prints. To keep your look fresh for this year, why not add blocked coloured accessories like white/ cream bags and sunglasses with a thick blocked colour rim.
Floral prints are timeless and easy chić to nail, but a few alterations to your accessories will see you falling in love with old clothes and new looks. Choose full bloomed patterned clothing if you don’t want to bother adding more accessories or clashing it with patterns/ blocked colours. This will be enough to do the talking and to make a statement. Wallpaper florals are more grown up, look more stylish and add a vintage finishing touch to your modern clothes and will hand you serious style points.
Will you be adding wallpaper florals to your wardrobe? Let me know!
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