Within my group of friends I am well known for having pretty big parties. My birthday is in February so everyone has gotten over Christmas and Dry January and are ready to P-A-R-T-Y. I’m delighted to say that I think this year I peaked with my ultimate birthday party theme – ’70s.
Think Woodstock (although technically ’60s, I did let it go), disco, sequins, jumpsuits, Studio 54. And of course, the BEST music.
I have to admit, the men in my life were not overly happy with donning shaggy brown wigs, flares, and floral shirts but all my female friends were pretty thrilled.
There is an abundance of ’70s fashion on the high street at the moment and I promise, they don’t all feature sequins (although some of them do – don’t hate me)
Oh the dresses! This Topshop number has got a gorgeous ’70s boho feel but also bang on current trend with the snakeskin print. The bell sleeves in this & Other Stories floral dress are oh so dreamy, as is the pretty pastel pattern with this H&M option.
Team all of these with slouchy heeled or flat boots, a huge black hat and a fringed bag and you’ve got a perfect Joni Mitchell look.
’70s Trousers and Jumpsuits
When I think of the ’70s, I immediately think of wide legged trousers or flares. H&M have got some gorgeous wide leg trousers at the moment, in particular with the beautiful William Morris print. If you are a little shorty like me, don’t be afraid of these wide leg numbers, I love them because worn with heels they make me feel like Jerry Hall in her prime. The same goes with flares and our very own Charlotte swears by at least a bootcut to give her legs a bit of length. These Topshop ones are lovely and super comfy if you’re just looking for a hint of 70’s.
Finally, one of my favourite ’70s looks is Bianca Jagger in the white suit she married Mick in. What. A. Dream. In my opinion, this ASOS jumpsuit is an updated version of this – super simple but so sophisticated. And you don’t have to worry about pouring wine down it, because who can really be bothered to wear head to toe white?
’70s Jumpers & Shirts
My ultimate ’70s look is actually a pretty understated one; Farrah Fawcett on the skateboard. With her gorgeous blonde flicks and a sweatshirt she is so effortlessly cool and this Mango jumper is a great updated version. I’m also loving those mustard hues.
If you’re loving these jumpers then you’re in luck because with this one you can pay homage to one of the best selling albums of the ’70s plus be super cosy.
However, if you fancy going a bit more formal but still rocking that 70’s look, M&S have this stunning blouse. I actually love how they have styled it online with statement earrings, worn jeans and cream boots.
I couldn’t talk about the ’70s without mentioning a gorgeous headscarf. This ASOS one is an absolute bargain but has that vintage Missoni print feel to it.
Gold, oversized jewellery was huge in the ’70s. More was more and so are these epic Anthropologie earrings. I think you could team these with any of the outfits above to complete the look.
Finally, and I know this is wishful thinking, but if you want to feel like a ’70s superstar, you need a pair of sunglasses. Pop these John Lennon-esque numbers on and imagine you’re basking in the sunshine at Woodstock.
Oh, and if you are interested, this is what I wore to my birthday. Full-on sequins. I would recommend every woman has their own disco diva moment because it felt GREAT.
Now, please, I’d like to know; are you loving the ’70s vibe around at the moment? Maybe you hate it? Any other eras you’d like to see come back?