Remember when '90s high-waist bottoms and rompers made an appearance last year? Well brace yourselves, because this time around '70s fashion has made a comeback thanks to the powers of fashion gods and the circularity of "trends." As a Millennial, I obviously didn't experience the '70s firsthand, but besides the technological advancements and excessive amounts of selfies permeating modernity, the two cultures seem relatively similar.
Amongst said similarities are a taste for music festivals, a focus on feminism, support of environmentalism and a flare for minimalism. Sure, we've evolved from discos to raves and from the hippie look to bohemian vibes, but people are still craving suede and bell bottoms (at least they are as of this year!). So here are the five groovy, retro, and far-out items that you need to pull off the trend. Surprisingly, all it really takes is a frock and a pair of thigh-thighs.
The Quintessential Bell Bottoms
Pop on a pair of outrageously tall platforms with these flare jeans to look like a boho queen.
Flea Market Flare in Thom Wash, $135, madewell.com
The Chunky Platforms
These stacked platform shoes are for the brave souls unafraid of heights.
Windsor Smith Virginn Leather Platform, $165, nastygal.com
The Sky-High Thigh-Highs
Wear skirts during any season thanks to warm thigh-high socks and tights.
Classic Thigh High Tights, $9, urbanoutfitters.com
The Boldly-Printed Dress
Retro and psychedelic prints from the ’70s are definitely making a comeback. Rock colorful graphic art as a bold fashion statement.
Poplin Plunging Tunic Dress, $295, toryburch.com
The Denim Frock
Throw this on to look effortlessly bohemian for any music festival.
Babydoll Lace Inset Swing Tunic, $108, freepeople.com