We’re taking full advantage of of current fashion trends and this season’s 1970 craze by cracking out all of our old DVDs (and in some cases, VHS cassettes!) Researching has never been so much fun!
The ‘70s was such a great decade for both cinema and fashion. The leading ladies of our favourite ‘70s movies were captured stepping away from traditional ladylike styles and making their own mark on the fashion world. The bohemian laid-back sandals and floral dresses of the ’60s were being paired with more masculine pieces for a bold new look that is making a comeback right now.
Here are three classic movies to rewatch and help you rethink your wardrobe.
At first glance Jaws, a film about three men on a creaky old boat hunting a mischievous shark, may not sound like the best place to look for fashion tips, but first impressions can be deceiving! Although women (and even men, you could say) weren’t the big stars of this 1975 Spielberg classic, we’ve still managed to find some style inspiration.
Picture that beach scene, before that pesky shark stole the limelight. This nautical one-piece swimsuit is perfect for your SS15 beach holiday. Who would dare go into the water at a time like this!
Next, layer up some simple South Tall Kickflare Jeans and a South Crotchet Trim Tee Print with natural materials and masculine accessories. This Joe Browns trilby and these Havaianas flip flops are great for sunny days at home or when away on holidays. And get practical with this Rocket Dog Backpack and Lipsy watch.
Another classic thriller movie from the 70s is Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. When it was released in 1976, it proved to be the movie that gave the world Jodie Foster. Funny how shorts and a crop top belonged in an R-rated movie back then, but nowadays it’s all we see during the summer. Team these Superdry shorts with this South Crochet Trim Tee to achieve Iris’ bold look. Wear with these Ugg wedge sandals and top off your look with a floppy Fedora hat.
Remember Betsy, the character Cybil Shepard played? Steal her classic retro dress style with this tropical print maxi dress.
This neurotic character of Woody Allen’s imagining is probably one of the most iconic movie fashionistas of all time. Annie’s trademark waistcoat and baggy trousers ensemble was created by Diane Keaton herself with help from the then up-and-coming tie designer, Ralph Lauren. In fact, the fashion seen in Annie Hall helped launch the brand to world-famous status.
Steal her style with these similar South bootcut trousers and updated South blouse. Layer over an all-important Vila waistcoat, a Bird Scarf and of course a nice Trilby. Pack this geek-chic Padlock Satchel and these Clarks brogues and finish off with these quirky Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses.