1970s Style Guide

By Salma Falah

The 1970s were a roaring time in fashion. From bright colors to crazy patterns the 70’s was all about individuality. Integrating the 70s into your style is fun, cool and stylish.  If you love standing out, vintage style and bell bottom jeans then this is for you. For anyone who wants to channel Jackie from That 70s Show but does not want to look like they are on their way to a Halloween party, this is a list of dos and don’ts when styling 70’s fashion for fall.



DO: Bell bottom jeans

These are for girls who like to stand out. You can easily style bell bottom jeans with a plain T-shirt and a belt and you are done. For a more modern twist on bell bottom jeans, check out Madewell's wide-leg crop jeans!


DON’T: Peace signs

They are cheesy. Wearing peace sign anything while wearing a 70’s style outfit will make you look like you are on your way to a costume party.



DO: White boots

The white boots trend is hot this season. You can wear them with jeans or a dress, and they pull together any look!


DON’T: Fringe vests

Not everyone will agree on this one, but fringe vests are out, at least in my opinion. If you are going to wear a fringe vest, please don’t style it with bell bottom jeans as you will look like you are on your way to a costume party.



DO: Striped sweaters

Striped sweaters are timeless. Pair them with jeans and a belt and you are set. The more colors the better! You can find striped sweater or T shirts anywhere, in any price range.


DO: Turtlenecks

A turtleneck is crucial for this fall. Whether black and basic or colorful and fun, turtle necks always work. You can style it with a jean jacket or a blazer for a colder fall day.



DO: Belts

The perfect belt ties together every outfit together perfectly. Belts were very prominent in 70s fashion, but can also be styled in a modern contemporary way.


DO: Collars

Large collars were huge in 70s fashion. They will totally pull together your look!