So Haute Hippy Chick

Do the 70s ever go out of style? I think not, and if you made the NYFW rounds to the collections, you know they’re hotter than ever.  Everywhere you looked you saw the groovy fashion influence of the bygone era. Bell sleeves are red hot, bell bottoms are even hotter, and hottest of all were chunky platform sandals. Beaded details, embroidered tops, and fringe galore. Los Angeles design house Land of Distinction made their debut with a fall collection featuring flares cropped at the ankle, bright pink and red hues, and corduroy.  Yep, you heard right- corduroy, but with a modern flair. Alexander Wang’s leather jackets and mini dresses had a Studio 54 flavor, and over at Tom Ford there were brightly colored cropped animal print pants. The key to incorporating seventies style into your wardrobe is to pick one element you love and incorporate it into your modern pieces to keep it from looking costume. Flares with a fitted jacket, an embroidered beadwork top with crisp, fitted jeans, or a corduroy jacket over a sleek leather skirt. I paired this disco era dress with modern wedge sandals and a tailored bag and the result is fresh.

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