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Lookbook: Steal from the ’60s & ’70s for your party dress

We’re hearing a lot about the ’60s and ’70s trends coming back into fashion, but that can make some people feel a bit nervous. If you’re not the kind of person who dreams about singing Kumbaya while sporting messy hair and hippie clothing, the idea that this bohemian trend is set to dominate could leave…

We’re hearing a lot about the ’60s and ’70s trends coming back into fashion, but that can make some people feel a bit nervous. If you’re not the kind of person who dreams about singing Kumbaya while sporting messy hair and hippie clothing, the idea that this bohemian trend is set to dominate could leave you feeling a bit left out.

But in fact, the updated Stevie Knicks-inspired look can totally be incorporated into your existing wardrobe. Wear a kimono over your favourite party dresses, a fringed jacket with some basic work trousers and wear suede footwear when hitting the club. Here are four trends to watch out for.

Fringing

Fringing is a quintessential ’70s trend that is coming back with a bang this spring/summer. It’s great for wearing to festivals or to the beach in the form of this Resort Mix and Match Fringe Bandeau Top. But it can also look a lot more polished like we see in this South Fringe Knitted Jacket. The tailored cut of this jacket combined with the artsy fringing texture make it a trendy option to update your work wardrobe. Or to dress up casual jeans and a t-shirt, why not layer on this Club L Fringe Detail Kimono?

Suede


Suede is a great choice for any ’60s style beginners. It’s always been quite a popular material for footwear, but this season the bohemian trend makes it look super stylish. Try these Ravel Toledo Platform Mules or Shoe Box Valentina Knee High Platform Wedge Boots for teaming with an LBD. Or throw this Savoir Suede Waterfall Jacket over a printed dress or simple blue jeans to embrace your inner Bob Dylan.

Accessories


One of the simplest ways to give your existing wardrobe the bohemian treatment is to play around with accessories. These oversized stud Teardrop Earrings are very ’60s, while this Artic Blue Fedora is a real throwback to the ’70s. And these Ray-Ban Round Polarised Sunglasses are just the ultimate summer of love accessory.

Printed dresses


If you’re not afraid of a good print, we applaud you. Prints were huge in the ’60s and ’70s and are one of the easiest ways to nail a retro look. Our top picks are these Definitions Printed A Line Satin Dress, Definitions Check Flippy Dress and Glamorous Zip Back Skater Dress.

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