Over the past year, ‘70s inspired fashions have been becoming more and more popular. I love the bell sleeves, wide-legged pants and bright colors. I just find them to be so flattering and fun! However, sometimes putting on a full ‘70s inspired outfit can look a little more like a costume than a cool outfit.
Chloé’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection is basically a step-by-step guide to a chic ‘70s wardrobe. Each look has so many retro elements like the oversized shapes, the pastel gradients and tassels everywhere. Even with all these different pieces going on, the models still don’t look overdressed. Mix classic vintage style with Chloé’s iconic French pieces and you have the perfect look for the summer.
For my look I tried to keep things simple, but with a little bit of that ‘70s French flair. I chose a billowing bell-sleeved blouse, which I thought really mimicked the tops in the Chloé collection. I paired it with a pair of light washed high-waisted denim shorts, a summer staple. I bought these shorts from American Apparel, a company that produces it’s products right here in the U.S.A, sweatshop free! I also decided to wear one of my favorite wristlet clutches from a company in Cleveland, Ohio called Fount. I think it’s really important to choose pieces that are made from materials that last and it’s even more important to support local businesses! Plus this bag is so functional; it carries everything I need for when I’m going out for a fun summer night! Here’s an affordable leather clutch for under $50. I finished my look with a cute charm necklace, a pair of rose gold sunglasses and gladiator sandals with mini tassels! A huge part of achieving this look was finding pieces that were easy, but pairing them in different ways. I like the look of a long sleeve shirt paired with a short and a sandal. It’s unexpected but cool (both fashionably and temperature wise).