STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: What Flows Around Flows Back Around

October 9th, 2015 at 2:00am

If you haven’t noticed the fringe on every article of women’s clothing or the extra long flared jeans gracing the store windows of every retailer that carries women’s fashion, this fall we’re going back to the ’70s. Yes, the cyclical life of fashion has brought us back around to the ’70s. Including the warm, vibrant colors and carefree spirit, this era has also brought back one of my favorite trends: oversized, flowing sweaters.

There’s something about a fluid-flowing, oversized sweater that brings an easygoing, effortless air to any look it’s paired with, which I think is a crucial element in ’70s fashion. This piece is so versatile that you could wear it with patterned ankle pants and smart Chelsea boots like our fellow Fashionista, or with leggings and sneakers. That’s what made me fall in love with her look. It’s the perfect example of how a garment like this allows anyone to interpret a trend into their own signature style.

Some say that once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, but I’m definitely the kind of person that will buy five similar shirts in a wide variety of colors because each of them are beautiful and serve different purposes. So, you know my head turned around backwards to get a glimpse of this Fashionista’s oversized sweater.  Several aspects of this top stayed true to ’70s fashion, which is why this sweater is featured in this fall’s trends. What first caught my attention was the beautiful rust color that stays consistent with the ’70s color palette Pantone accurately predicted for this fall. What really pulled me in were the ribbed, dolman sleeves and high-low symmetry separated by the popular side slits that contributed to this sweater’s smooth, whimsical movement.

I believe this sweater, along with the rest of this season’s trendy pieces, is a snapshot of ’70s fashion. Instead of mimicking what was done before, we captured the essence of the carefree, relaxed spirit some of us have only been told about. And with that same serene energy, we can construct and incorporate the look of the ’70s into a look of our own.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t be afraid to tackle a trend. Take it by the horns and incorporate it into your own style. The best part about fashion is that you create it.”