1970s fever is hitting fashion again and will be staying well into Autumn Winter 2016. The Seventies gave us Hippie Chic, Glam Rock and even Punk and eventually becoming an iconic decade for fashion. Charlie’s Angels, big lapels, flares and the “Farrah” flick, not forgetting corduroy, suede, denim and velvet were all big in the Seventies. People were inspired by what they saw in Jackie magazine or on Top of The Pops, then shopped at Camden Market to buy their own version or made it themselves at home whilst listening to vinyl on their record players. Designers are still inspired by some of the original icons of the time, Stevie Nicks, Farrah Fawcett and Bianca Jagger to name a few.
Now I love wearing vintage inspired outfits and I’ll try not to wear all the pieces at once as I don’t want to look like a reject from Pans People!

The Seventies were so diverse that I’ve only added a few pieces to my wardrobe and put together a 1970s inspired look. I like the accuracy of the era portrayed in the TV show Life On Mars, so I’ve used the character Annie as inspiration for my outfit to make it more wearable for everyday. I’ve worn my faux fur coat quite a lot during the winter so I thought I’d try a cord blazer instead, which is perfect as we move into Spring. I’ve styled it with a plain black long sleeve top and chiffon floral maxi skirt. I’ve accessorized with a pair of tan calf length high heeled boots and a tan bag. My hubby even found an Olympus film camera from 1979 hidden away in the loft to complete the overall look!
I hope you like my version of a Seventies inspired outfit. Are you wearing the trend this season? What pieces from the decade are your favourite?  
Top – la Redoute
Boots – Dune
Bag – Skyravenwolf
Jacket and skirt both from local vintage shops
Why not have a look at what things I loved using during Feberuary in my February Favourites post.
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I actually surprised myself the other day by venturing out of the house in another print other than floral. I’ve worn stripes before but I usually style a casual striped T-shirt with jeans but on this occasion I wanted to feel a little more pulled together.

I love this short sleeved top which I found in Primark. I styled it with a short black trench coat and a plain black knee length skirt. The light weight coat has some pleating detail at the back which gave it a flattering shape. Then I accessorised with my black box back and a pair of dark red heels and it instantly made the outfit feel more chic.
It’s such a versatile top and I’ll still be able to wear it with my jeans.
As you may have noticed, I tend to stick with quite a neutral colour palette. This year I want to try and introduce some bolder colours into my wardrobe. So over the next few months you may see me in blue or orange!
Thank you for reading. How would you style stripes? Is a stripey top one of your wardrobe staples?
Top – Primark
Trench Coat and Skirt – Next
Bag – La Redoute
Take a look at how I styled a floral dress  BOHO

 

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It’s all very nice to have bold colours and pastels for Spring, but there are just some days I don’t want to worry about what colours and patterns match when I’m putting together my outfit.
Monochrome is a trend that does keep popping up but I think its such a classic look that it’s great to wear any time of the year. Anything with a black and white colour palette will simplify your look whilst adding a tough of sophistication. Florals, stripes, polka dots and graphic prints all work with Monochrome.
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I tend to favour florals, so it was natural for me to choose this black and white floral skirt and add a plain black ribbed jumper and black three quarter length coat. I styled the outfit with a black mini bag, black heels and silver jewellery. I felt so cosy during the cold weather and if I do want to add a pop of colour then I can just a bright scarf or change the black jumper to a red chunky knit.
The classic contrast of black and white is the perfect way to take me from day to evening by swapping the black jumper for a plain black top and strappy heels.
Thank you for reading this post. Do you love the monochrome look or do you prefer bold colours? Do you favour florals or stripes?
Skirt TK Maxx
Jumper – Blue Banana
Coat – House of Fraser
Bag and Shoes – House of Fraser
See how I style the cream version of this jumper in my post Keeping Neutral

 

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With Spring, hopefully, just around the corner I added a few new pieces to my wardrobe that could be worn now but that can see me through to the new season.

An all neutral outfit doesn’t have to look boring or plain and can be worn by anyone using either brown, beige, white, grey or black.
For this outfit I wore an ivory fitted ribbed jumper and a long denim skirt in beige with my faux fur coat. When the weather does eventually warm up a bit I can carry on wearing the jumper and skirt but swap the coat for either a blazer for a smarter look or a denim jacket and a pair of flats for something more casual.
The jumper and skirt are so versatile and will definitely be two of my wardrobe staples.
Keeping with the neutral theme, I also purchased a large tote and a pair of nude pumps. Both went perfectly with this outfit and I’m sure I will get a lot of use out of these as well.

Thank you for reading and I hope you like this outfit. Let me know what you think or if you like wearing all neutrals.

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Jumper – Blue Banana
Skirt – TK Maxx
Bag – New Look
Shoes – Debenhams
Scarf – Next
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I think I have a slight addiction to coats this year, especially with so many styles to choose from, but my 3 favourite coats to have in my wardrobe are a parker, a trench and a classic camel coat.

A camel wool coat goes with almost everything, from dresses and heels to jumpers, skirts and a pair of boots, while keeping you nice and warm during the colder months. For a more casual look you can wear it with jeans and a pair of trainers.

I bought this coat during the sales and chose a style with a faux fur collar, but there are some lovely ones around that have a plain collar which look equally as good.

What’s your favourite style of coat. Do you have a top 3, or do you have one that you wear with everything. 

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Coat – Planet
Jumper – Zara 
Skirt – Next
Boots – Next
Bag from a local boutique

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