The 5 Archive ‘70s Trends I’m Copying This Summer

Joy Montgomery

If I had to be transported back to one decade, it would have to be the '70s—well, fashion-wise anyway. I should probably clarify that I mean the more tailored end of the seventies spectrum, as opposed to the fully-blown 'boho babe' aesthetic (although I can concede to the odd maxi dress). It's all about the sharp lines, statement detailing and bold prints. 

I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something about the leg-lengthening effect of the flare and the rock n' roll swagger of a big collar that inexorably draws me in every time. I'm thinking Bianca and Mick Jagger in matching suits, Diana Ross and her glam get-ups, and even the odd appearance from a safari suit-clad royal. Yep, the '70s really were packed full of all of the finest fashion inspo you could ever want. 

Now more than ever, we should be looking to the past for future outfit ideas, after all, with glossy shoots on hold, why not take a chance to rummage in the archive? I certainly am. To save you time trawling through the endless depths of the internet, I've done a little digging and found five throwback pics that I love and am using to inspire my outfits this summer. From warm weather gingham and kick-ass jumpsuits, to safari co-ords and statement collars, scroll down to see what I found and shop the look with my pre-loved edits.

The Diana Ross Throw-On Jumpsuit


Vintage 70s Jumpsuit (£68)

Paco Rabanne Silk Handkerchief (£52)

Dior Oversized Sunglasses (£297)

The Bianca Jagger Power Blouse


Vintage Nautical Crest Knit Blouse (£37)

Chanel Blue Cotton Shorts (£445)

Vintage Brown Woven Leather Huarache Flats (£32)

The Royal-Approved Safari Styling


Vintage 1970s Saharienne Belted Blouse (£61)

Vintage Tailored Bermuda Shorts (£32)

Etsy Big 1970s Ombre Frame Sunglasses (£25)

The Throwback Gingham


Vintage Red and White Check Print Tie Crop (£14)

Susan Caplan Vintage 1980s Vintage Chain Link Necklace (£48)

Vintage 1970's White Linen High Waisted Trousers (£75)

The Pat Cleveland Floaty Maxi


Vintage 1970s Maxi Dress (£45)

Vintage Chunky Oversized Large Gold Hoop (£7)

Vintage 70s Wood Platform Heels (£232)

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