When a decade is a trend, it doesn’t mean you wear it like back then

Fall’s 70s trend is very tricky for all of us over 40. Those of us over 45 have worn the real items when they were young women, teenager or fashion conscious girls. Those of us between 40 and 45 may run into the same style rut of the older 40+ peers. The danger of wearing the 70s trend the 70s way!

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#AlmoJewellery #fashionover50 Looking ageless  example: dress over pants of the 70s trend skinny jeans and denim dress
Liz Clairborne denim dress worn over J Brand skinnies with statement belt, DIY necklace, and Jaeger tote (all own). The belt is not on the hip as in the 70s and flared jeans like in the 70s would be just too much

How to get fall’s 70s trend right

Our goal is an effortless, no-frills and cannot quite put your finger on it sophisticated ageless style. Here are some essential points to keep in mind to achieve ageless style in this trend.

#fashionover40 #fashionover50 Fashion blogger looking ageless in the 70s trend with a brown snake print pants and mocha dress worn as sweater
Barbour cable-knit dress worn over Sienna Studio snake print leather pants belted with Kieselstein Cord belt (all own) to emphasize the waist. The necklace is worn from inside to turtleneck to create interest, edge and stay out of 70s territory with multiple long necklaces. The belt is high on the waist and not low on the hips as back in the 70s
  • Don’t wear the trend head-to-toe. It’s a trend not a 70s costume party. Halloween is October 31, remember? Only one item per outfit!
  • Resist the urge to get/wear that piece from back then in high school/college that you may have somewhere in the attic.
  • Get the trend in a color that is up-to-date, far away from the hip colors back then. Soft hues are great.
  • Whatever the piece is, style it like you would style a similar piece that is not that trend.
  • In all cases, go for a different shade with the color of your purse than the color of your shoes! Remember, back then they bought the shoes to go with the bag or vice versa.
  • Keep your make-up modern. No inner eyeliner. Keep the eye line outside!
  • If you go for the Bohemian side of the 70s trend, keep in mind these tips in mind and read the tips under Global trends to get it right.
  • Flared (dark wash) jeans or a midi A-line wool skirt are great choices. Style the flares with a black turtleneck and a modern trench coat for a classic timeless look. Style the midi with pointy toe boots in the same color to elongate the legs and a contrasting neutral color untucked sweater, and close to the neck statement necklace in the color of the skirt.

    #AlmoJewellery #fashionover50 High Latitude Style wearing an A-line plaid skirt with pink sweater
    A-line midi skirt with knotted cardigan, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), turtle neck layering top c/o Adea, and necklace c/o Almo Jewellery
  • Don’t go for extremes like, for instance, flares that hinder you walking. You had been there, done that when you were younger. Keep the trend grown-up.
#fashionover40 #fashionover50 Looking ageless in the 70s trend in an A-line bias plaid skirt and sweater
Plaid skirt with GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater, Gucci G belt,  smoky quartz necklace and bracelet, Hermes collier de chien silver bracelet, Hermes leather bracelet, GNW tifgt, and Clarks booties (all own). Here I stayed away from the typical 70s colors

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