California Style 70s Throwback

By Grace Bernal
So the new season is bringing a lot changes in the fashion world. We have seen gray and black flash before us, but the feel of the 70s is also with the season. It was a rather sophisticated era that brought together suits of all types, bell bottom pants, deep V-necks, and hooped jewelry. This was a feminine time and the fashion was dramatic in a cool way. I could think of a few stylish icons of the 70s from Bianca Jagger, Ziggy Stardust, Diana Ross, Farrah Fawcett, Debbie Harry, and Elton John. These people stood out because they dared to stand out. The list is endless and so is the era. But the style is all about the people and this era declared denim shirts and flared jeans the decade’s ideal casual wear ensemble. Some outfits were outrageous, with sequin hot pants and silver moon boots, or the kimono-like kaftans. All this combined firmly planted high street fashion and, with the beginning of mail ordering service, women around the country were able to experience fast fashion for the first time. David Bowie performed on stage in spray-on leotards and with that he changed fashion forever. It goes without saying that the wrap dress has been one of the most famous fashion inventions ever, thanks to designer Diane Von Furstenberg. Today, the 70s look has never looked better and the trend is nothing but fun. So get your suede and fringes and become inspired by some of the original icons of the 70s era. Until next week, enjoy this fashionable journey.

“Fashion is mysterious, as a rule. Why are blue jeans a classic? You just hit on something that happens to be timeless and right.”
-Diane von Furstenberg

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