That ’70s Fever

By: Nikki Williams

It is definitely 2015, we’re all sure of that, but get ready to take a second look when you walk into clothing stores and see the revival of ‘70s fashion everywhere you go. No, you didn’t walk into your mom’s teenage closet, you have just discovered the modern ‘70s trend that is going to be seen throughout this year. We’re used to clothing today that is Picture2influenced by fashion of the past, but this ‘70s restoration is unlike that. Outfits from head-to-toe are going to reflect this simpler decade due to people’s nostalgia for a less-chaotic time and the pre-digital era. So dust off those lava lamps and don’t be afraid to take a direct page out of Donna or Jackie’s style guide from That ‘70s Show.

It’s time to stand tall in a pair of mega-platforms after repeated seasons of single-soled shoes. The clunky and chunky heels Picture4are reminiscent of ‘70s glam and disco dancing like in the movie Saturday Night Fever. Platforms were thrown to the side when pumps were seen as more classic shoes, but these once go-to pair of heels is making its big return and towering over all other styles. Shoes are going to be taken to new heights and though heels are the most popular you’ll see platform sandals, flats and boots to follow.

Denim comes and goes ever so often every couple of years, and this year would appear to be one where it is back. When I say denim, I don’t mean only jeans. The fabric that’s a favorite of many is going to be incorporated into a numbPicture5er of garments like jackets, dresses, skirts, tops and even handbags in different washes and embellishments. Denim is going to be a statement piece, I know…who would’ve thought? Including wide-legged flares that have been out of sight for many seasons now and at once thought to be never seen again. We’re now in the middle of a true denim moment.

When you think of white and lace what comes to mind? Wedding dresses I assume?Picture3 Well throw that kind of thinking out of the window because the only thing you have to say yes to this season is white lace on everything from skirts to shoes. This trend is both feminine and romantic with beautiful thread-work that was presented in many spring collections. Anyone can incorporate this into their wardrobe, and you’re likely to catch it on flowing maxi dresses and skirts, a popular silhouette in the 1970s.

As we make our way into the future, everything old becomes new again just like ‘70s fashion has in 2015. This comeback cannot be ignored because it has already spread across runways and now two ready-to-wear seasons. The clean and contemporary aesthetic of the ‘70s takes on the minimalistic look people have been evoking in their wardrobe lately and is a breath of fresh air we can all look forward to.



White lace:

Patchwork Denim:


Spring 2015 RTW runway:

White Bell Bottoms: