TREND: Seventies Revival

The return from spring break has not been as dreadful as most anticipated with temperatures hovering in the 60s, and though many miss being able to throw a bathing suit and sundress on, at least boots and a heavy jacket are not needed. Many embraced this weather by revisiting their favorite flats and light weight jackets, however this Fashionista stood out amongst the rest by embodying one of the most popular emerging trends: the wide leg trouser. Ever since New York Fashion Week began, wide leg trousers have been prominent on multiple street style blogs. The Satorialist snapped variations of the trend in New York City, Milan and Paris. No matter the style of the flare, each one was paired with hidden heels. The combination of the flare with the heels elongates the leg and did precisely that for this Fashionista. It was not just the wide leg trousers that drew my eye to her, but also the fact that she had paired them perfectly with a pair of wooden heels – a rare sight during the day around campus. The height of the heel is ideal for the day, with roughly a two-inch rise allowing the flare to hover right above the ground. The retro look of the trousers and the wooden heels was balanced well with a cheetah print silk top, yet again exemplifying another trend of the season. Shopbop’s “Retro Road Trip” Trend Report illustrates how to not only mix and match various styles of silk tops with wide leg trousers, but also how to play with colors.

Hint: Check out Who, What, Wear’s guide to the ‘70s-style jean to see what style works best for you. Pair them with a pair of wooden heels like these from Frye and a silk blouse to complete the look.

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