If the ubiquity of patchwork denim and billowy sleeves is any indication, the '70s trend is still going strong straight into Fall. But unlike the free-flowing, retro flair we love incorporating into our Summer looks, the colder months call for more structure and a modern touch. By weaving in key details to your OOTDs in the form of a subtly printed handbag or statement sleeve, you can achieve a blast from the past while remaining seasonal. Keep reading for more Fall '17 ways to add a '70s twist.
Jacket; AllSaints. Pants; ZARA. Shoes; LK Bennett. Earrings; Elizabeth and James.
A suede moto jacket is a surefire way to evoke the '70s. Instead of the usual tan or brown, opt for a beautiful blush hue for an on-trend update. The pale pink provides a nice contrast to moody floral prints.
Shirt; Calvin Klein. Pants; Barbara Bui. Shoes; Rachel Zoe. Bag; Salvatore Ferragamo. Necklace; Jennifer Fisher.
The psychedelic zigzag pattern might come across as traditionally retro, but splashed across a boxy leather handbag keeps it current. The sleek gold hardware and neutral palette also help. Complement the print with minimal shapes and clean lines for a sophisticated effect.
Vest; Citizens of Humanity. Shirt; Monique Lhuillier. Jeans; Topshop. Shoes; SENSO. Bag; Pierre Hardy. Sunglasses; Smoke x Mirrors.
The trick to bringing airy, voluminous sleeves into Fall? Swap lightweight chiffon for crisp poplin. The thicker fabric will lend structure to the silhouette for a more tailored look. Then, throw on a trench vest, straight-leg jeans, and a pair of sock boots for an effortless transitional ensemble.
Left: Sweatshirt; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. Skirt; Delfi Collective. Bag; Clare V. Sunglasses; Jplus. Right: Jacket; Coach. Sunglasses; Jplus.
Top off your look with a pair of oversize round-frame sunnies for instant vintage vibes. Details like reflective lenses, sleek metal hardware, and architectural temples help keep the accessory more timeless than throwback.