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That 70’s thing…

I know we’re only half way through February but it’s all feeling like an eternity… (or perhaps that’s just because its half term?).

I feel bored with some of the clothes I’m wearing, but aren’t ready to remove layers. So I’m thinking a twist on what I have might help, or perhaps looking at careful investment might help with a refresh.

Often I find my outfits start from the feet up. Having consulted with a weather app, and whether it’s going to be a school run day or a tube/train/meeting day I might or might not go heels. I *may* possibly have mentioned previously a pair of petrol blue leather block heeled boots I bought from & Other Stories in a sale about 5 years ago, which are still my favourite ever pair of boots. Super comfy, high but supremely walkable and go with everything. Well. Just about everything.

Though I grew up in the 70’s; my main memories of the 70’s are that it was a cruel decade for fashion. A little too much brown and orange around for my liking. But this doesn’t mean we can’t pull cooler elements from the decade that taste forgot.

Key ingredients to feel a little 70’s are, for me, block heels, denim, suede, possibly flares,  something floral? Silhouette is key and balancing out anything flouncy with something more fitted, or similarly, a wide trouser would look better with a more fitted top half.

Though as mentioned, I often start from the feet up, I’m going to start from the top down…

A denim jacket for me is an absolute essential, I have a Gap one that I wear year round which is now literally falling apart. This one from Next, £32 could be a good update – the mid tone blue works for me.

Next denim jacket £32

This Khaki paper bag waist skirt from Gap £39.95 with it… I love the tan sandals shown here for summer… (tan is about as brown as I can stomach.)

Gap Paperbag Waist midi skirt £39.95

But for winter I’d want to wear something more like this… Next £60

Next Block heel boot £60

Or I’d wear the boots under these cropped wide leg trousers from Topshop, £46

Topshop Indigo cropped wide leg £46

And if I was going to a meeting that day, I’d love this jacket to got with it… (if I was feeling brave about all this colour…) H&M £34.99

H&M striped jacket £34.99These wide leg jeans from Topshop again, £46 would also work with this striped jacket, above, for a more casual look. Not sure about about the trainers for me… I might feel too much like a Darlik gliding about; I need height.

Topshop wide leg jeans £46

So maybe these boots… from Office, £72, were £130.

Office Slouch boot £72, was £130

In this current weather these boots would work well with this dress from H&M, £34.99

H&M pleated dress £39.99

Or, I’d love these boots from Office to give the above dress an edge… Office £53, were £89 I’m seriously swooning over these…

Office Western Boots £53, was £89

These boots would also work so well worn with these Jamie flared jeans, Topshop £40

Topshop Indigo flared Jamie Jeans £40

Because the above jeans are a lean cut, I’d happily go bigger on the top – so how about this cardigan from & Other Stories £79.

& Other Stories cardigan £79

Too voluminous? Then this fitted navy jacket, H&M £24.99 would pull everything in.

H&M fitted jacket £24.99

An investment jacket will serve for years, this tan suede jacket from Hush £295 would pull all things 70’s together for a relaxed look… that is also warm… with a massive scarf wrapped around when needed. Love this shade of tan.

Hush Suede biker jacket £295

Now just need some Farah flicks and giant sunglasses and we’re good to go… Topshop £24

Topshop oversized sunglasses £24

Fondue party anyone?


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