STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Know Your Fashion History

The ‘60s and ‘70s had huge impacts on trends last year, and this Fashionista’s outfit is the perfect example of just how important it is to know your fashion history. With her faux suede jacket, oversized hoop earrings and high-waist mustard cords, I know this Fashionista has done her style homework on some of the grooviest decades the world has ever seen.

We have the fabulous Marc Jacobs to thank for highlighting some of best and brightest trends that the ‘70s had to offer in his Marc by Marc Jacobs line last spring. I, for one, am extremely happy to see this trend carry into another year.

Vintage and retro looks give CollegeFashionistas the perfect opportunity to play dress up at their favorite local thrift haunts. With a downtown area overflowing with unique boutiques and consignment shops, Iowa City can definitely take note at how perfectly this ensemble incorporates both the old and the new.

Some Fashionistas may find it difficult to add these trends to their modern wardrobe, but don't fret, because you too can acquire this look. All you really need is a fabulous pair of high-waist cords. Those of the colorful skinny variety are a great way to represent the past while putting a modern spin on the look. Just find a simple, fitted top to tuck into your pants, like this Fashionista, then add your favorite pair of heeled booties, your grooviest waist belt and an oversized clutch. With an outfit this foxy, you are sure to exude the style and attitude of the '70s the next time you leave your dorm or apartment.

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