At the beginning of the 2000s we noticed a resurgence of ’80s and ’90s styles: halter crop-tops, high-waisted denim, even jellies (those little kid shoes people were wearing for a while). I wasn’t complaining! The return of the natural waist and tops that look good when you have a flat chest were all I was waiting for during that early 2000s Abercrombie fad. Now, the runways have us going even farther back: to the ’70s.
Gucci was no exception to this trend. In Gucci’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, the designer featured the muted tones of the ’70s along with the straight and unfitted silhouette of the time. The show featured mustard yellows, army greens and sky blues. The garments were loose and effortlessly chic: calf-length, pleated A-line skirts, floral long-sleeved maxi dresses and of course, turtlenecks.
Drawing from Gucci’s ’70s revamp, I paired a black turtleneck with a men’s faux-fur lined, army green corduroy jacket. A younger me would be rolling over in her grave if she knew, but along with the rest of the fashion world, I am currently obsessed with cropped turtleneck tops. The fitted yet modest top was an essential piece of the time, and has constantly found its way back into fashion over the years. The color and fabric of the jacket along with the belly-button length necklace and floppy hat are totally ’70s. To keep it modern, I went for a pair of charcoal, high-waisted skinnies and my favorite suede booties, which have stood the test of time.