This post is for the gals who have been religiously rocking their platform clogs instead of Adidas Superstars and get more wear out of their flare leg jeans than a pair of satin joggers. 70s style is making a big comeback recently. Not the flower child, boho 70s look but the disco nights and early years of punk look. One way to get into this trend (or flashback, guess that depends on your age) without looking like you are dressing for a costume party is to add some elements of grooviness into your everyday style with a flash of fringe on a bag, big statement making earrings or a pair of very large sunglasses with colored lenses. Here are a few of my favorite accessories to get some 70s vibes going.
Handbags & Clutches
For a while now I’ve had my eye out for a backpack style bag. This one from Topshop with faux suede and fringe makes the backpack less of practical piece and more of a fashionable detail to your outfit. Fringe backpack, on sale! $45 at Topshop.
Found this perfect little fringe clutch that is so practical with two zipper compartments and a detachable wrist strap. If you are into leather alternatives, the fabric is vegan leather. Imoshion also has a good assortment of other bag styles including reversible totes, crossbody bags, wallets and other vegan bags. Fringe clutch $25 at Imoshion.
No fringe here but saddle bags had their moment in the 70s too. This vegan leather bag with an engrained design is a nice knock-off of a real ornamental saddle bag. The navy color gives this bag a bit more edge than the usual tan. Vegan Tooled Saddle bag, $48 at Free People.
These are some killer statement earrings but they don’t look like they will weigh you down. Love the sleek metal design and the accent gemstone. Pair these with a slinky wrap dress and you’re ready to dance. Saturn Dropped Sphere Drop Earring $24 at Urban Outfitters.
If minimalism isn’t your thing then these flashy babbles (from Babble Bar) may be your taste. On a disco floor these will really light up. Celestial Drops-Gold $36 at Babble Bar.
Can’t do a 70s accessories post without including a pair of hoops. I opted for these large cut-outs rather than a pair of thin hoops. These will stand out more under feathered hair. Madewell “Rose” Cutout Hoops $26 at Nordstrom.
If you are going to cover half your face, cover it with some ombre rose-tinted glasses. Kidding aside, these shades are instant chic and will provide a shield for whatever bad vibes are thrown your way. Joni Wire Frame Sunglasses $20 at Free People.
These sunglasses check a few 70s style boxes. Translucent, check. Round frame, check. Super large lenses, check. While they are the most expensive accessory on this post, I’m a big fan of Raen’s quality designs and materials. Worth the extra bucks if you can treat them right. Nomi Sunglasses $180 at Raen.
Round sunglasses aren’t flattering on everyone. Here’s a pair of shades that mix aviator and cat-eye frames for a very flattering look on many different face shapes. You definitely need to wear these with some high-waisted flare jeans. Cherry Bomb Sunglasses $55 at Quay.