A 70’s Vibe & Tips For Rocking A Retro Look

 

IMG_4907IMG_4915IMG_4903IMG_4909wedding dresses NZIMG_4922IMG_4908The Look:

Top/Bottom:  Coco & Jameson Crochet Trim Wide Leg Jumpsuit (Now On Sale)

Shoes:  Hinge ‘Hannah’ Wedge Sandal (Now On Sale)

Bag:  Tory Burch Crossbody – Robinson Pellet Wallet (Bark Brown)

The Look For Less:

Top/Bottom:  Boohoo Allyson Strappy Back Printed Jumpsuit

Shoes: Forever 21 Strappy Cork Wedge Sandal

Bag:  Old Navy Women’s Faux Leather Crossbody Bag (Cognac Brown)

After traveling quite a bit in July, and preparing to travel more in August, as much I enjoy traveling and visiting new places, it’s nice to have some time to settle back in at home in familiar surroundings, and catch up with friends.  In the area where I live, there is a lovely town center full of shops and restaurants, and because it was close to my home, it was perfect for a lunch reconnect with a few friends.

For last week’s lunch, I decided to try a little 70’s vibe attire.  It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the jumpsuit.  They have made an appearance on my blog many times, here, here, here, here, and here.  However, this time I opted for a style that was a little different from my other jumpsuits with a somewhat distinct retro feel.  I paired this Coco & Jameson Crochet Trim Wide Leg Jumpsuit, with my Hinge ‘Hannah’ Wedge Sandals, and my Tori Burch Crossbody bag.   Because 70’s fashion is often described as incorporating flares, jazzy prints, and crochet, to me, this jumpsuit definitely had that retro 70’s feel with it’s crochet accents, unique print, and wide legs.  Of course, adding the wedge sandal complimented the look and the 70’s vibe.

Over the past year, fashion has certainly seen an increase in influences from the 70’s, making the retro look very current, so in today’s “Style Guide”, I’m sharing Tips For Rocking A Retro Look.

Style Guide:  Tips For Rocking A Retro Look

Choose Earth Tones – 70’s fashions are known for incorporating classic earth tones like different shades of brown, cream, khakis, golds, warm yellows, hues of sand, antique reds, denim blues, and oranges.  Any mix of these earthy colors are sure to make a perfect 70’s look.

Go For Bold Prints and Patterns –  To add a little spice to the earth tones, look for items that include stand out prints like geometric shapes, ethnic prints, abstract designs, and florals.  Earth tones combined with distinctive patterns truly equal a retro feel.

Add A Touch of Crochet, Lace or Macrame’ – These oh so lovely and romantic accents definitely define that chic style of the 70’s.  Touches of these fabrics can be added as accessories, clothing trims, or added details to any piece to give your look that cool and very groovy feel.

Stick With Simple Designs and Shapes – Classic and simple silhouettes are characteristic of the 1970’s fashion.  Minimalist designs of the 70’s allow for the fabric detail and patterns to be highlighted, while also showcasing the chic femininity of the look.

I hope my “Style Guide” tips will help you feel comfortable rocking your retro look.

You can shop the items in this post by clicking the links above in “The Look” and “The Look For Less,” or you can visit the Shop Fashion Page here.  Also, you can shop Lulu With Grace partner sales and promotions here.  New partner sales and promotions have recently been added.

As always, thanks for reading!

 

 

 

12 Comments

  1. M Jo hicks
    August 5, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    Love this look!

    • Lulu With Grace
      August 5, 2015 / 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much, and thank you for visiting my blog! I really appreciate your comment!

  2. Wendy
    August 5, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    This is a gorgeous jumpsuit!!! I can’t believe the price! I really like the 70’s flare, and this is just my style.

    • Lulu With Grace
      August 5, 2015 / 10:37 pm

      Wendy, thank you for visiting my blog, and thank you for your comment. The sale price on the jumpsuit is amazing! I’m so happy you like it, and it fits your style.

  3. JACKIE'O
    August 5, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    I love this look. The more things change; the more the stay the same! A great way to really show your style. Variety is the spice of life; real style is how to use variety to get new and different looks to add that spice! As always, on point!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      August 5, 2015 / 10:41 pm

      Jackie’O, thank you for your comment! This is definitely a new style addition to my wardrobe. I’m so happy I purchased the jumpsuit. Although it is a different style from my others, I ended up loving it.

  4. Pamela
    August 5, 2015 / 11:39 pm

    Hey there, this jumpsuit is just fabulous, and like everything, it looks great on you!! I love that it is on sale, and the shoes too. I need a great wedge shoe. Thanks!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      August 6, 2015 / 9:57 pm

      Pamela, thank you for your very nice comment, and for visiting my blog! You can never go wrong with a great wedge!

  5. Charlotte
    August 6, 2015 / 9:31 am

    Great jumpsuit, and great styling with the shoes and bag! the fit of the jumpsuit is perfect, and the wedge sandals are too cute!

    • Lulu With Grace
      August 6, 2015 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you very much for visiting my blog Charlotte. I’m so glad you like the jumpsuit and the wedges. They are both on sale now!

    • Lulu With Grace
      August 6, 2015 / 9:53 pm

      Cathy, thanks so much for your comment! I really appreciate you visiting my blog. All the best!

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