Heyy beautiful people!!! Happy new month! How y’all doing?? I hope all is well! Your girl is back with another blog post! Another banger! Proper excited about this one! Lmao I say that about every blog post, cos I’m literally excited about every single one of them! 😂 Anyhoo, let’s get into today’s post, shall we?
So the 70’s inspired style has literally been so popular this autumn, and I definitely cannot get enough of it! I’m starting to think that I was born in the wrong era cos the 70’s is just calling me 😭 If you know anyone with a time traveling machine, holla at your girl pls, tenks lmao 😂 So I decided to challenge myself and try to create a modern 70s look! Cue in the Tyra banks “Hoe, but then make it fashion” meme but we’re doing “70s, but then make it modern” Leggo!! 💃🏽
One thing I loved about the 70s, is how people expressed their style through their hair. Hair was usually a political statement. From the boho, care free look to the afro black panther look. Hair was always used as a tool to make a statement with! Hair cuts in the 70s were either sleek and edgy or wild and free. I decided to go for a sleek and edgy look. The classic bob gives the modern day sleek and edgy vibe.
The 70s is well known for experimenting with various necklines. The famous deep v neck, polo shirt is a classic 70s look. But I decided to go a different route into the turtle neck top look as that was also very popular in the late 60s/early 70s. Just to add more dimension and contrast to this look, I layered it with a v neck jumper and topped it off with a layered necklace, to add that extra essence of “badass.” Diggy Simmons has really been channelling his inner 70s style recently and I’m loving it!
During the late 70s into the early 80s, we saw the rise of the classic bomber jacket. If you were anyone during this era, you had to have a bomber jacket. Leather was usually the go to material but I decided to go for suede cos I’m just cool like that loool 😂😂😂 Nahh but on a real though, don’t I look cool in this tan suede bomber jacket?? Call me Ore Suave 🤙🏾
The corduroy obsession emerged during the 1960s into the 1970s especially with the bell bottoms corduroy trousers that everyone and their uncle rocked to all the popping discos in the 70s. These trousers came in an array of colours that definitely got you noticed in a crowd. I really wanted to incorporate corduroy into this look but the bell bottoms look wasn’t really my thing so I decided to go for… you guessed it, the mum jeans style 😂😂 just to make the look a little bit more modern.
Trainers or as our American friends like to call it “sneakers” went from being worn only by sportsmen and athletes to the everyday regular person during the late 60s. By the 70s, the acceptance of trainers being worn by the general population, really solidified the move of trainers from the sports world into the fashion world. In 1973, Stan Smith – an American tennis champion – collaborated with Adidas to create possibly one of the most influential trainers sponsorships in history, birthing the iconic Adidas Stan Smiths. This look would not have been complete, without adding a classic pair of trainers and the Stan Smiths added that last touch of “70s but then make it modern” that this look needed. The Nike Cortez were also very popular in the 70s, if you’re thinking of an alternative pair of trainers to rock.
So there you have it, that is my attempt at bringing the 70s into 2018. I really enjoyed styling this look and I personally know that I can rock this look in this day and age without feeling like I looked out of place. That’s the great thing about great fashion and style, it’s never constrained by time and place but the past and history can always act as a great source of inspiration. Jheeze that’s banging quote!! Lmaooo 🤙🏾💃🏽 man like Ore, coming with quotes and that 🤙🏾
Turtle neck top – Primark
V neck top – Primark
Suede bomber jacket – Zara
Corduroy mum jeans – Urban Outfitters
Adidas Stan Smith – Adidas
I hope you guys enjoyed this little history lesson, let me know in the comments section, what you rate this look, be sure to share with your family and friends. If your family and friends don’t know about The PW Style, then you’re really dulling 😂😂😂 Follow your girl on the gram @thepwstyle I hope you guys have a blessed week. See you next time xx