Ok, I guess you caught me! Perhaps I dress a bit more bohemian than I cared to let on in my STYLE GURU BIO. However, in my defense, I didn’t entirely realize this fact until Christmas morning. As my nine younger cousins opened UGGs and Michael Kors accessories, the excitement of today’s teenage girl, my pile of gifts was more reminiscent of a ‘70s Christmas. I shrieked over velvet bell-bottoms, a brand new off-white Crosley record player and two of the items I incorporated in today’s look. Lucky for me, my personal style goes hand-in-hand with the current runway trends, mainly the ‘70s.
As the ‘70s exploded during the fall 2015 ready-to-wear runway shows, inspiring thoughts of the Brady Bunch, Jerry Hall and Twiggy, one show in particular caught my eye. Designer Matthew Williamson played with texture and fabric, incorporating fur and feathers as well as silks and knits to create my dream bohemian wardrobe. Models donned fur in all silhouettes, strutted in jewel-tone dyed booties and peaked through the classic ‘70s round sunglasses to finish off the overall playful effect. Although the pleated chiffon skirts and head-to-toe color are a bit over the top for my mundane life as a student, I found inspiration in his vision.
Unlike the collection that showcased two-piece matching sets and patterned jumpsuits, I chose to mix print with a few solid pieces to turn down the volume on That ‘70s Show. This Zara romper has a floral pattern that could still be found on the couch stashed in your grandmother’s basement. With hints of tangerine and maroon, this piece quite literally represents the ‘70s decade, however the pattern is grounded and modernized by the black background. I paired this piece with these to die for Free People lace up boots, which I have been coveting since my retail days with the company.
To bring this outfit into the current decade, I added a denim jacket with delicate tribal embroidery and a maroon beanie to fight off the cruel winter winds. I threw on my vintage Coach cross-body bag that has a classic styling and is able to merge the different decades evident in my outfit. I’d like to think a modern Penny Lane would find this outfit groovy and maybe turn in her iconic tackle box and fur for my take on her decade.