Street Style: That 70's Show

seventies street style 1 Images via StockholmStreetStyle and Turned Out.

That 70’s style might be the latest trend forecast according the the Spring 2011 runways, but we’ve been noticing this look cropping up on tons of street style blogs already, with plenty of flowing maxi lengths in jewel tones and bell-bottom trousers worn with platform heels.  We love the way these ladies updated the classic look by keeping the patterns to a minimum and focusing on rich colors and interesting proportions.

seventies street style 2 Images via Streetfsn and Team Peter Stigter.

seventies street style 3 Images via The Sartorialist and Easy Fashion.

seventies street style 4 Images via Vanessa Jackman and Glamcanyon.

Will you be trying this retro-inspired trend, or would you prefer to leave this look to the history books?


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    Kaleigha 10/27/2010 at 2:21 pm #

    I’m LOVING the high waisted 70’s pants. I NEED some. 🙂

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    RachelC 10/27/2010 at 3:11 pm #

    Also loving the high-waisted pants! 🙂 And the flowing skirts…

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    bella vintage 10/27/2010 at 3:29 pm #

    no way! 70’s is my favorite, when i start making some pieces for my own line that’s what i have sketched up it!

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    the clothing menu 10/27/2010 at 4:02 pm #

    i love these – so mary tyler moore!

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    Katie 10/27/2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Oooh! Love them all. Besides the girl in the head wrap, I think they all managed to upgrade and update the 70s style.

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    Cat (Midwest Mayhem) 10/27/2010 at 4:13 pm #

    These are so great! I’m loving this trend. I especially love the red pants in the top right, so groovy!
    -Cat @

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    Maria 10/27/2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Great looks Erin. I’m obsessed with high waist, wide leg pants.

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    C 10/27/2010 at 4:25 pm #

    I like the first two, but many of the others look outdated and unflattering as opposed to stylishly retro. It is my least favorite fashion decade, and I look awful in high waisted pants.

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    Richard (ModCloth) 10/27/2010 at 4:46 pm #

    This makes me hopeful for the return of bootcut/flared jeans and trousers to stores everywhere! The currently ubiquitous presence of super-skinny pants has been quite an awkward challenge for people, like me, whose shorter legs are not flattered by that tapered fit. ; )

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    Cassie 10/27/2010 at 5:52 pm #

    I adore this trend! Hope it stays for a lot longer than just spring. Those last two photos are to die for!

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    Amanda 10/28/2010 at 9:26 am #

    I’m so relieved that society is over the whole “super low rise” trend now. I thought it was SO ridiculous. But I also think it’s incredibly interesting how you can basically predict fashion trends via “the pendulum” (something I learned in costume history class): when you have one style extreme, the other is soon to follow. ie: the billowy pigeon-chested looks at the turn of the century followed closely by the scantily clad slinky wear of the roaring twenties; or the super-low rise trend in modern times, followed by a resurgence of high waisted looks. Yesss.

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    Cheri 10/28/2010 at 11:09 am #

    Love this look!

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    Justyna 10/28/2010 at 12:47 pm #

    that mustard dress up top is SOOO amazing!

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    Charlotte 10/28/2010 at 11:44 pm #

    i absolutely love these looks but i fear my short, stumpiness would not look quite right in these clothes!!
    these girls look amazing though!!
    i could tell right away Erin that this was your post before I even knew it was you- these outfits are completely your style :]]]

    Charlotte xxx

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    Rosaspina Vintage 10/29/2010 at 9:30 pm #

    I love that red lady from The Sartorialist. Great looks!

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    Meelissa O 11/01/2010 at 11:10 pm #

    I love love love the first look!! The way it flows, the colour, basically everything about it. I want it!

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    Nora 12/31/2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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