The trends of 2021 seem to be giving the 70s a second life both in terms of fashion and interiors. The 70s are remembered as an era of cultural shifts, especially in fashion. As the return of Uggs, double denim and crocs have taught us, fashion is cyclical, and no decade has gotten as much attention as the 1970s.

Instagram is teeming with bright 70s prints and mid-century modern interiors as designers look to an old meets new approach. Brands like House of Sunny and Zara are championing this trend, especially when it comes to print. From Twiggy inspired flower prints to colour blocking if you’re not afraid to add some colour to your wardrobe then you will love this year’s trend.

Orlaith Melia     

Prints Please

The fashion world is awash with colourful 70s prints, just in time for the end of lockdown and the beginning of Summer. Many people who would shy away from colour have suddenly decided to embrace this popular trend. Printed 70s dresses from brands such as House of Sunny and Zara are selling out everywhere and I’m excited to see some bright colours for Summer. Let the print be the centre of attention and opt for minimal accessories to make a statement.

Power Dressing

The 70s marks the beginning of Power Dressing. A term used for dressing in a way that suggests status. Primarily associated with the power suit, combining both feminine and masculine designs. The introduction of shoulder pads, the newest trend of the 70s meant the bigger, bolder, and broader the better. This season it’s all about standing out in oversized slouchy silhouettes.

Colour Blocking

If print isn’t your thing why not inject a pop of colour into your wardrobe. Looking at 2021 collections colour blocking is everywhere, from acid yellow, tangerine, tomato, cyan, and pink there are colours to suit every skin tone. Don’t be afraid of unconventional colour combinations it’s all about experimenting with this trend. Look at Bottega Veneta for inspiration, with sophisticated tones they can make anything look chic and stylish. Start with bold accessories and choose a colour that you know you will get the wear out of.

Double Denim

For those of you who are tired of wearing loungewear and leggings, I have some good news. Double denim is back! This blast from the past is making a major comeback for 2021 and we can’t get enough. There’s something so effortless and cool about double denim, you’re going to see it everywhere this year, cult brands such as Agolde can’t keep their denim pieces in stock. Try wearing it oversized and in a dark tone and see how chic you feel, trust me it works!

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