STYLE GURU STYLE: Give 'Em Bell

Nearly all of 2015 runway looks revolve around the ‘70s. Whether it’s their use of psychedelic prints and hip bell-bottoms or simply an expression of individuality, designers have clearly been inspired by the grooviest decade of all. Though these looks could be spotted everywhere from New York to Milan, one show outshined them all. The Balmain fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection featured a host of 1970s-inspired clothing. Models walked to runway as if they’d stepped out of Saturday Night Fever in bold stripes, metallic materials, and gigantic flared pants. There was nothing unnoticeable about this line of fashions. Each and every detail was clearly thought about and a professional hand lain on it to commit perfection.

Olivier Rousteing claims he’s a “maximalist” and now we have no doubt. The bountiful jewel tones, big belt buckles and beamingly bright fringe speak for their selves. Each look was more glamorous than the last and each garment more eye-catching. This more is more attitude is exactly what the ‘70s were all about. From big hair to big pants, the ‘70s girl wanted it all. And she got it, just as we can get it all from the trends in this fall’s Balmain line.

In order to get my own taste of ‘70s glamour, I wear a pair of larger than life palazzo pants. These flared bottoms are reminiscent of the bell-bottoms your mom wore in that old yearbook you once found and they play off of the large flared pants shown in the Balmain show. But you wont be tripping over this toned down version on your way down the stairs. The print of these palazzos gives me a very groovy vibe and in deep jewel tones that Rousteing would approve of.

But the 1970s didn’t stop at bell-bottoms and neither did I. I paired a sheer, bohemian-style peasant blouse with my pants to help create an even more billowing silhouette. Most importantly, I tucked my blouse in because too many loose layers of clothing may overshadow each other. To top it all off, I added big, bold gold jewelry like earrings and bangles.

Get My Look: 1. Printed palazzos. 2. Peasant blouse. 3. Bold accessories.