70s Fashion

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or just not reading fashion magazines) for the past few months, you’ll be well aware the ‘70s trend is a pretty ‘big thing’ right now. I’m not going to lie, this isn’t my favourite trend of the moment, but I find TV presenter Martha Ward’s more subtle approach rather favourable.

The light, bright wash (also known as Dream Wash) of her denim A-line MIH skirt with the button down front is the big nod to ‘70s styling. I’ve never been a big fan of denim skirts, but this is a super flattering cut and length, skimming over curves, and revealing the slimmest part of the leg (essential points for a curvy girl like myself). If curves aren’t your issue, the fuller A-line cut will give a boyish figure a bit more shape. This particular skirt retails for a whopping £235. If you’re not that much of a die-hard denim fan but want to dip your toe into the look, then head over to Zara (like you even needed an excuse) and check out their range of denim skirts. This one is the perfect alternative to the MIH design, but they also have full length and mini cuts to choose from.

I love a good jumper. In fact, all I do when I’m shopping these days is head straight for the knitwear. So what if summer is just poking its head around the corner, I love me some cosy knits. So I’m completely on board with this lovely little fisherman-style jumper. Lighter weight than its traditional winter counterpart, its fitted, shorter cut is perfect for spring (and, let’s be honest, parts of the British summer). I love this jumper from BZR at ASOS.com, which is currently in the sale for a nifty £47. If you are after some out of season knitwear, now is the perfect time before everyone switches to full on summer mode – check out online sales while there’s still some good’uns left!

How gorgeous is that little satchel?? I love the bright, contrasting colours, which work beautiful with the whole look, and the neat little boxy shape. I’ve always loved Sophie Hulme for the chunky metal hardware embellishments on her bags, but I’ve absolutely fallen in love with her bold, tropical S/S15 range, with palm leaf block coloured appliqué and laser cut designs, in juicy yellow and jewel-toned blue and turquoise. However, as is often the case with beautiful to-die-for luxury leather, Sophie Hulme designs are just a tad out of my budget. Lucky for you lot, The Leather Satchel Company have a massive selection of – you guessed it – satchels! My favourites are the Pixie bags, which come in three sizes (Small, Medium and large), and make a great alternative to a clutch bag for evening. I love this Medium Pixie in Coral Reef  , that perfect colour for summer.  As well as their existing designs online, you can custom order any style in any of their colours, so if two-tone is your thing drop them an e-mail and see what they can do for you.

Kerryn Grady