Known for the timeless music, hippie-gypsy culture and women’s liberation, the 1970s were full of individuality and flair. With such fashion icons as Bianca Jagger, Janis Joplin and Cher, it’s no wonder that the classic trends of the '70s are making their way back into the spotlight. Bell sleeves, maxi hemlines, bold prints and an infinite amount of fringe have all been spotted in the upcoming lines of prominent fashion labels such as Fendi, Oscar De La Renta and Stella McCartney. Now that June has finally rolled around and the summer season has officially started, Fashionistas everywhere are ready to flaunt their bohemian-inspired looks.
I spotted this particular Fashionista during her weekend shopping spree downtown. Decked out in a completely '70s-chic ensemble, she is a prime example of dressing appropriately for the weather while still staying true to a trend. After all, nothing pays homage to the '70s quite like a floor-length skirt and fringe. Her flowy, floral maxi skirt is adorable and breezy — perfect for a sunny Arizona day. Pairing her skirt with a nude camisole and a crocheted vest successfully alludes to everyone’s favorite decade without being costumey. Platforms are the '70s shoe of choice, whether they are paired with a long skirt or your shortest pair of denim cutoffs. This Fashionista also rocks a quirky pair of cat-eye shades and the ultimate 1970s accessory: a bold, fringed bag.
So, whether you’re running errands or heading downtown for a coffee date, channel your inner Penny Lane and prepare to embrace the organic culture of '70s. Put away your colored skinnies for a while and try a bold, patterned maxi dress or skirt instead. Just remember, as far as this trend goes, less is more and fringe is your friend!