STYLE GURU STYLE: The New Americana

Thanks to the recent surge in designers looking towards the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s for fashion inspiration, there have been so many amazing trends coming back on the scene. I’m usually in an exclusive relationship with the ‘90s, but lately I’ve been super into the carefree spirit of the ‘70s. From fringe to flare, icons to the likes of Farrah Fawcett and Lauren Hutton had some serious style game that we all ought to put down our velvet scrunchies to take note of.

The late ‘60s and ‘70s are generally known for their nostalgic Americana feel, to which Tommy Hilfiger is no stranger. In Hilfiger’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, Americana reaches a whole new level. By staging the runway on what appeared to be a football field, the collection epitomizes the classic Tommy Hilfiger feel. It literalized the American Dream through its display of leather varsity jackets, stripes, athletic constructions and cohesive color scheme. The looks consisted of mostly maroon, white, black, navy and red and featured dark tights and geometric patterns.

Inspired by this collection, I pulled together a look that ties the old-school Americana vibe with my own trendier edge. Over black opaque tights, I styled a maroon Topshop Moto cord pinafore dress. The dress has a unique ‘70s feel with the overall-style construction, but its color is what really gives it it’s modernity. Maroon has a major presence in the Tommy Hilfiger show, so to add my own touch to it I threw on my favorite striped sweater underneath. The turtleneck is perfect with the dress because of its timeless silhouette and simple color scheme. It adds just enough extra to the look that the overall outfit requires little to no accessory. I carried a plain oversized leather tote and wore black riding boots and knee socks.

This outfit is perfect for the transition from fall to winter, and can be worn for any occasion throughout both seasons. The ‘70s feel is so easy to accomplish I’m almost ashamed I was always so hardcore into reviving the ‘90s trends. All you need to do is find a distinctly ‘70s piece and style it with a few modern pieces in order to totally make the trend your own. 

Get My Look: 1. Unique ‘70s piece. 2. Classic sweater. 3. Plain or geometric tights.