January 2015 Lust List - 70s Style

by - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I'm not sure when it happened, but I have fallen head over heels in love with 70s fashion. While vintage has always been my preferred sartorial choice, I've normally favoured the prim pastels and full skirts of the 40s and 50s, dismissing richer tones as being dull or ageing. How wrong I was!

With the introduction of TopShop's Cara Delevinge fronted new range, I've gone completely crazy for geometric prints, bold patterns and colours that I normally would have resigned to furniture. Both blouses, the floral skirt, bag and jumper are all from the collection, which surprises me as much as you - it's been simply ages since their products were this consistent.

The Orla Kiely shoes simply won't leave my mind either - I think I love them so much because they remind me of shoes my Mum would have worn when she was a teen, and I'm completely gutted that I didn't make the splurge when they were half price at Christmas. The Cath Kidston for Gola numbers are 70s in an entirely different way - loud, bold and a little bit boyish.

Mustard is a colour that seems to work with my skintone, and along with Khaki, my boyfriend is constantly reminding me to wear more of it. He's not so sure about the leather skirt (we all know they have the potential to look a little cheap) but this brown number from Warehouse is just perfect in every way - the right length, a modest colour and easy to dress up or down.

With some of these items a little on the pricey side (I'm saving for our house move) , I'm hoping to channel my new found 70s kinship into more second-hand and vintage shopping. Luckily for me, I have plenty of opportunities for that these days - check out my Vintage Kilo Sale events coming near you!

PS - If you've been missing The Feminist Media Reader or my Music Journalism 101 Series, I promise they'll return soon when I have more time - bear with me!

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