Cross your fingers that your relatives stashed away their clothes from their youth because this summer it’s all about the ‘70s! Head to the nearest disco because the denim from the decade known for Saturday Night Fever and Grease, are groovier than ever. Let’s just say they made one of the biggest comebacks in the world of fashion. The high-waisted, trouser-like bell-bottoms of the ‘70s are back and better than ever. In the ‘70s, the iconic jeans were flared and had a monotonic, clean wash. In other words, trade in your tie-dyed, ripped and acid washed jeans from the past few seasons in for some tailored ones with a flare!
There are many ways all Fashionistas can wear these retro jeans. If you want to truly embrace the ‘70s fashion, then you must go all out from head to toe starting with your retro glasses all the way to your platform heels. You can either pair these fashionable bottoms with a tight top, like this turtleneck by Theory, or a more loose-fitting top like this Haute Hippie one. A great accessory for flare jeans is a brown or neutral color woven belt that cinches the waist. To top off your look, don’t forget to tuck in your shirt! Now you’re so fab and ready for the ‘70s.
On the runways of designers such as Derek Lam, ADAM and many more, these jeans were huge hits. In every big city all Fashionistas are spotted rocking this trend. Celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Rachel Zoe and Rachel Bilson are right on with this trend as well.
This week’s Fashionista looks like she is straight out of the ‘70s in her bell-bottoms, vintage-inspired kelly green blouse and dark tinted aviators! This Fashionista may not have lived during that decade but she surely understood this trend to the max. She was able to find the perfect loose-fitting top to complement these wide-bottomed jeans. She looks totally “far out” and in my opinion, mixes the perfect amount of boho-chic with high fashion.
As I mentioned in my Style Guru Bio, my personal favorite '70s inspired jeans are Jbrand’s Lovestory Jeans. If you are looking for a pair of jeans that are more budget-friendly, try Gap’s 1969 New Wide Leg Trouser Jeans. Or, if you are looking to invest in a pair of these wonderful closet boosters, try Hudson’s Aubrey Wide Leg Jeans or Jbrand’s Bette Wide Leg Trouser Jeans.
Hint: Due to the wide nature of flared jeans, be carefully not to wear a top that is too flowy! This could create a fashion disaster! Try to steer away from creating an additional illusion of your body! Make sure you balance the top with the jeans and you will definitely be hip!