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What is the 70s colour code of conduct?

We’re putting on our rose tinted glasses and taking a colourful look at the era’s comeback.

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Mustard yellow, flare jeans, flower power and fringe. Sound familiar? That’s right; the seventies are back… again. The fashion-goodness of this golden area is making its way to the catwalks and ready-to-wear masterpieces this season.

Miu Miu has re-worked wallpaper prints that were once upon a time a scary thought and Chloe gives a wink to the era with butterfly collars.

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How can you incorporate the iconic era into your wardrobe without looking like you are attending a fancy dress party though? The answer: colour. Nothing is easier, or cheaper, than investing in a few key pieces in the hottest 70s colours. The bonus is that you don’t risk looking outdated quickly and can easily rework items into your existing wardrobe and for other trends.

The colour blocking of similar warm tones can make an entire outfit transform into seventies chic – try a mustard yellow pencil skirt with copper red booties and a statement warm tone bangle. Or keep it fun with textures; playing with different types of textures in an outfit can give that subtle hint of the seventies, maybe a suede skirt and ribbed cotton polo neck?

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The greatest thing about this era is the key pieces that can transform your outfit to a fashion forward and knowing look. The seventies chic will always make it’s round on the runways and racks of fashion, so owning key pieces that stay true to the seventies are a great and well-loved addition to the archives that will be back sooner than we think.

Words: Dilpreet Taak

Instagram: @dilpreettaak



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