STYLE GURU STYLE: ’70s Revival

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Phillip Lim first caught my attention with his flawlessly constructed bags. With shapes and patterns that were simple yet completely unique, it was clear that this designer knew exactly how to design. His 3.1 Phillip Lim resort 2015 designs proved to be no different. Each look was unique to the other while still maintaining complete cohesion.

The collection took inspiration from the style of the ’70s, but there was nothing dated about it. The tones were neutral with pops of color and suited the season while the silhouettes were feminine and strayed away from the typical Phillip Lim oversizing. Subtle waves of silk, ruffled trim and effortless styling made the collection interesting and exciting. The ’70s vibe was well translated while remaining updated and modern. This past era was such a wonderful, expressive time of fashion and I greatly appreciated seeing it brought back to life in such a classic way. After studying the 28 looks, I found myself wanting to see more.

To translate this high fashion look into a college wardrobe,  you must take note from the wild style of the ’70s. I was inspired by the tones, accessories and shapes in this line when recreating my college look. The feminine silhouettes and ’70s-inspired color palette lead me towards a flowing, deep orange dress. For the accessories, I stuck with the darker neutrals that were shown in the line. To complete the look, I chose Phillip Lim-inspired shoes.

Get My Look: 1. An orange shift dress. 2. A light cardigan. 3. A pair of black lace-up heels.


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