Swingin’ sixties and groovy seventies styles are HUGE this season. I’m a bit of an era vulture in the sense that I am just drawn to anything from these two revolutionary decades almost without regard to taste so I am obviously over the moon! This trend has made it from catwalk to high street without losing any of its authenticity with Miu Miu-esque loafers and A-lines hitting New Look, Prada turtle necks on display in River Island and Dolce-an shift dresses making their way to Topshop. I think one of the things I like the most about this trend is that you don’t have to spend a lot to really nail this one. A simple trip to a vintage shop paired with some basics could have your staple items sorted all through Fall/Winter. I’m always referring to the 60s/70s for ideas on how to style an old outfit and am never disappointed by the bountiful finds of vintage shopping. It’s all in the detail.
A simple ensemble can conjure up feelings of freedom, empowerment and the beauty of simpler times – imagining what it must have been like to live through the Summer of Love and experience hedonism at its finest. Not to be bogged down with digital noise and to get out and enjoy the birth of real music the way it was intended to be heard. The sixties and seventies were all about confidence, reclaiming your sexuality and embracing the fluidity of risk-taking style. For me there is nothing more encompassing of those emotions and themes than a collared patterned shift dress, Chelsea boots and a wide brim hat or flared high waisted jeans, a pussybow blouse and a faux fur gilet. My love affair with 60s/70s revival has been a burgeoning influence on my life ever since I discovered it at the age of 12 – I longed after a different and better time and felt so envious of my older relatives who got to live it.
So the fact that this meaningful and nostalgic trend is back just means I can obsess over it even more! It’s probably the cheapest and easiest trend to incorporate into your wardrobe as you can either go all out and sixtify everything or you can just add a statement pendant or some platforms and thick tights to an otherwise vanilla outfit.
Here are some of my favourite autumnal vintage inspired looks from the #AsSeenOnMe feed by ASOS. You guys never fail to inspire me!