Saturday, September 26, 2015

That '70s show

Trend chart timeline:
Plaid shirt from the '70s as popularised by Farrah Fawcett (Charlie's Angels fame)
Denim high waisted bell bottoms from the '70s as popularised by the Queen of Pop herself, Cher. (I could write a separate article just on how she's the ultimate icon of the '70s)
Fringe detailing on the shoes
Tinted large sunglasses

The seventies were very empowering for women. From the swinging (and later hippie) vibes of the sixties, the seventies ushered in an era of pantsuits (read: power suits), pussybow blouses, platforms, Studio 54-esque sequinned numbers and lots of bell bottomed jeans. We were no longer just a bunch of women preaching 'free love'. Even the classic fashion icons of the '70s embodied that kind of a certain sturdiness of principles and ideas. It's never disappointing to see how fashion affects society at large at any given point of time. It is interesting to note that while the bell bottoms made an appearance in the '60s, their place in widely accepted fashion was only secured in the '70s. 

In my fashescapades (yes, that is my word for fashion escapades), I saw the boot-cut rise to power in the '90s when my sister eyed a new pair of boot-cut Levi's every month and I was merely vicariously keeping up with the trends. In hindsight, I knew it all along that this is not going to be the end of the boot-cuts or the bell bottoms. (If only I had stowed away my mother's and sister's 'vintage' denims)

Doing street style circa '70s with a classic FTLOFAOT twist. Hope you like it.

Plaid shirt: Zara
Bell bottomed jeans: New Look (ASOS)
Fringed suede shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bucket Bag: Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses: Boutique (Melbourne)
Rings: Forever 21 and Loviza (Singapore)

Photography by: Saumya Gupta. Find her on Behance.

The next exciting thing on the horizon is The Amazon India Fashion Week presented by FDCI, of course. All you need to know about the biggest fashion extravaganza of the season can be found here and here. With Sanjay Garg of Raw Mango opening the week long fashion shindig and names like Maybelline India and Spaces Home and Beyond associated with AIFW this season, this is just going to be bigger and better than ever. More updates about AIFW on the blog and my twitter and instagram soon.



  1. Lol lol. I've been watching the show from the 1st season for past few weeks and have been drafting an article on the styles xD Creepy coincidence for a 2nd time :D :D Not many can pull of bell bottoms and big plaids like the way you've styled (y) It's like straight from Donna's wardrobe but styled by Jackie who has a better fashion sense :D

  2. Loved this post!! Totally digging the 70s revival right now and you just nailed it impeccably!! <3

  3. Hi,
    I regular top blog readers, and your blog is in my one of top blog reading list, I really love and like reading your blogs! And I really liked this post as well..All the best keep writing.

  4. Wow this outfit channels the 70s very well! Loved it :D

    Much love xo



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