Strappy cord pinafores, rusty toned high waisted trousers and questionable floral prints; we’re loving the 70s for SS16. Whilst the decade of Farrah Fawcett flicks was already popular for AW, we think it’s definitely here to stay!
Emerald jewel toned suede structured skirts mix with lace up detailed blouses to create a subtle nod to the bohemian roots of the 1970s. Our Kara Suede Skirt paired with a white cotton flowing blouse with a lace up front (pictured below), is such a simple way of achieving the 70s look without looking like you’re in fancy dress!
A recurring feature throughout the SS16 shows were buckle fastened pockets positioned on the hips and bust, as seen on Balmain; adding a masculine edge to the feminine designs. Jane Birkin-esque floral prints went wild – they were on blouses, trousers, even as clashing co’ords as seen in Gucci’s botantical inspired collection.
If there is an important feature this season, it’s the collar bone.
The shoulders were all out during the SS16 shows; from cold shoulder to bardot necklace to over the shoulder. Lightweight cottons and linens kept the look flowing and fresh, adding ruching to the neckline for shape and interest.
Shoulder cut outs can be so flattering on many body shapes, and drawing attention to the collar bones and shoulders can look really feminine – distracting from the areas you’re most conscious about.
Embroidery and embellishments were common on the catwalk too, especially traditional gypsy style prints in blue thread; creating that beachy style that’s so popular in the summer.
Blue and nautical styles are always popular in spring and summer but this season blue is more energetic and punchy, adding a new vivid twist.
The likes of Emilio Pucci, Chloe, Issey Miyake and Michael Kors all injected some kind of snorkel blue into their collections, taking inspiration from maritime locations and docks.
Snorkel blue is happy and energetic, making it the perfect colour to wear for a day out at the beach or a busy trip to a theme park, creating an infectious mood around you. Contrast the blue with a buttercup yellow to really make the look pop; a blue dress would look amazing with a sliver or yellow belt cinching in the waist.
For more seasonal style inspiration, visit lovelylittleme.com.