Magazine Monday – the 70’s

Welcome to the first edition of Magazine Monday – the day of the week where I show you where I get some of MY style inspiration!

When I was taking my personal styling course, we had an assignment to make a trend board from snippings of magazines. Since then, I see magazines as one big trend board. Today’s post is brought to you by February’s edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

The first spread of luxury designers was a time warp back to the 70s. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Armani and Chloe all showed women sporting pant suits, blazers, neckties, and earthy colors like cognac, navy, beige and greens.

While it caught my interest, I wasn’t sure if it could translate to my wardrobe. That is, until I flipped to a page that showcased a modern take on the retro trend. Immediately I thought of three pieces I had in my closet, three pieces I’ve never thought to style together, and I was inspired.

70’s Flare:

I loved the yellow blazer layered over a cream sweater in this magazine. I translated this to my wardrobe by layering a cream blazer over a yellow tee. This not only is personalized to what I own, but more realistic for me to wear to work vs. a bright yellow blazer. I added some tortoise earrings and over sized sunglasses for the “cool” factor. Lastly, I appreciate how this outfit extends the life of my cognac suede skirt into spring!

The Skirt Suit:

It feels like formality is on it’s way back to the office this spring. Luckily, my office has a casual dress code so I can spend most of my spring in dresses, colorful sweaters and fun accessories. However, the call for skirt suits inspired me to put together a new look for formal meetings.

I got this skirt a few years ago from LOFT and love the pattern. It’s a geo floral in neutral colors and very it versatile. I matched it with this over sized blouse that gives all the 70’s vibes with the neck tie.

Do you feel an up scaled 70’s trend emerging? Are we starting to elevate our tie-dye sweatshirts? I hope these looks show you how we can translate high fashion to our everyday wardrobe!

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