October 1st, 2015 at 2:10am

It’s time to pack up those tattoo chokers and plaid shirts, the ‘90s have been officially booted in favor of the ‘70s. This also means that bell bottoms are cool again, believe it or not. Two years ago, I would have never guessed that wide leg trousers would trend again. Palazzo pants, culottes and traditional flared jeans are all the rage thanks to the help of stores like Zara, bloggers like Danielle Bernstein and campus Fashionistas.

Finally you can catch a breath from those skin-tight skinny jeans, which have ruled trouser fashion for far too long. Pictured above is a sophomore from Long Island, rocking a pair of H&M printed palazzo pants. Unlike stiff skinnies, these pants ripple in the wind creating gorgeous movement. This Fashionista’s outfit is given a dynamic look, even when standing still. Not only do these mod pants look magical, they also feel light and airy. The wearer’s legs aren’t constricted, which is ideal for frolicking through a field of flowers like a true ‘70s kid. From a shape perspective, the wide leg creates more of an hourglass figure and accentuates the waist. Breezy, flattering and pretty—what’s not to love about these pants?

Yet another magical aspect of these pants is their playful pattern. This Fashionista is a second year Textile Design student and has a passion for creating unique patterns just like this one. She has been taking full advantage of the mod patterns sweepings stores this fall season and drawing inspiration from them. Give in to your inner flower child like this Fashionista did and embrace all the ’70s fashion has to offer.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Just go for those bold prints. They’re a risk you won’t regret!”