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The 70s Revival

No decade has received as much attention in recent years as the 1970s. Some might argue that the 1970s is fashion’s favourite decade to relive, with everything from shearling coats to flared corduroys to platform shoes. This post will go into my take on the trend and my top 3 favourite fashion aspects of the glam rock and disco era.

Clogs

Or wooden shoes, were essential 1970s footwear. Clogs date back to the early 13th century in the Netherlands. Clogs were designed originally to safeguard the feet of factory workers, artisans, farmers and other trade workers. However, in the seventies, they were imported from the Netherlands to North America and became the latest fashion shoe trend. Clogs were seen on everyone, from women to men to children. The clog trend has recently been revived several times. From Hermès SS21 to the Boston Birkenstock to Dior’s most recent collaboration with Birkenstock to create an elevated version. I recently purchased a pair of Boston Birkenstocks and they are without a doubt the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. They look great with sundresses, but they can also be styled with trousers or sweatpants.

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Hermès SS21
Dior X Birkenstock

‘Penny Lane’ Jackets

According to the shopping platform Lyst, searches for shearling coats increased by 56% this winter. You’ll recognize it as the Penny Lane coat, named after Kate Hudson, who wore one as the free-spirited star of Cameron Crowe’s film Almost Famous. This combination of suede or leather with shearling lapels and cuffs is guaranteed to add rock and roll glamour to every outfit. This ’70s staple has taken over, with all of my favourite London fashion influencers seen wearing thirfted versions of this iconic 70s piece. I am on the constant hunt to find my perfect rendition of this jacket; I’ve scoured eBay and Depop but have yet to pull the trigger and buy one. I believe that when it comes to these types of coats, it is best to try them on in-store and see which style best suits you. I’m not sure whether I’d prefer a long or short version, or whether I’d prefer a suede one that will tarnish in Vancouver’s rainy climate or a leather one.

Oversized Sunnies

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Oversized Sunnies

The 1970s were known for their outlandish accessories, ranging from oversized bangles to chunky heels. Out of all the loud and bold accessories that were popular in this decade extra-large sunglasses are my favourite. In the 1960s and 1970s, fashionable women wouldn’t walk out of the house without a pair of oversized, statement sunglasses. It is general knowledge that accessories spice up any outfit, and if this is true, perhaps the bigger the accessories, the more spice it adds to your look? Although I am a sucker for tiny framed 90s sunglasses, larger sunglasses, in my opinion, are the way to go. I mean, who wouldn’t want to look like Gloria Steinem?

XO

Javiera Guevara

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