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The Top 70s Style Trends We’re Sporting This Summer

The Top 70s Style Trends We’re Sporting This Summer

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he 70s was an era of rebellion. A time when fashion was seen as a form of self-expression rather than conformity. Recently, we’ve seen a resurgence of these bold and groovy trends. It’s no surprise that this summer we’re embracing the 70s with open arms and rocking some of the most iconic styles of that era.

From high-waisted shorts to crochet details, the 70s are back and didn’t stutter.  We’ll explore the top 70s style trends that are making a comeback this summer, and indulge tips on how to incorporate them into your summer wardrobe.

Check out the 70s fashion trends we’re rocking this summer…

#1. Bell-bottom pants

 
 
 
 
 
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Bell-bottom pants were an iconic trend in the 70s, and in recent years, they’ve made an impression. This summer, they’re being incorporated into contemporary outfits in various unlimited ways. A popular way to wear bell bottoms this summer is to pair them with crop tops. The combination creates a retro-inspired look that also references the aughts.

 
 
 
 
 
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For a modern take, opt for high-waisted pants to rock with your crop top. To pull off a dressed-up look, bell bottoms can be paired with a blazer or jacket. This pairing, especially with a fitted blazer, creates a tailored look that works fine for a night out. Adding statement earrings or a bold necklace can be the oomph the outfit requires.

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#2. High-waisted shorts

 
 
 
 
 
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These shorts were also one of the popular 70s-style trends that stuck around. Little wonder why they’re still a trendy choice for summer fashion. One way to wear high-waisted shorts this summer is with a loose-fitting dainty top. This outfit can be paired with sandals, boots, or sneakers, depending on the occasion.

 
 
 
 
 
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Another way is with a tucked-in blouse or shirt. For a dressier occasion, the shorts can be paired with heels. High-waisted denim shorts are a classic choice for summer, but there are also many other fabrics and patterns available. Linen, cotton, and printed fabrics, you name it. Patterns like stripes, florals, and polka dots are also trendy choices for creating a playful and retro-inspired look.

 
 
 
 
 
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#3. Tie-dye prints

 
 
 
 
 
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Maxi dresses with tie-dye prints create a bohemian-inspired look for a day out in the sun. These dresses are comfortable and flowy, making them a great choice for hotter days. They can be paired with sandals or ankle boots for a complete look.

Another popular way to rock this trend is with t-shirts. Tie-dye t-shirts can be styled with denim shorts, high-waisted skirts, or loose-fitting pants for a laid-back take. For a subtle take on the trend, tie-dye prints can be incorporated into accessories like scarves and headbands. These accessories add a pop of color to a neutral outfit, making it more interesting.

 
 
 
 
 
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In terms of color, there are endless possibilities when it comes to tie-dye prints. Bright, bold hues like pink, blue, and yellow are popular choices this summer, but muted tints like earth tones can also be used for an understated delivery.

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#4. Crochets and embroideries

 
 
 
 
 
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One popular way to wear crochet this summer is as a top or dress. Crochet tops and dresses are perfect for a vacay look that’s both feminine and spirited. These pieces can be paired with denim shorts or high-waisted pants for a chilled rendering. Crochet accessories like bags and hats are also a trendy addition to any summer wardrobe. There’s no denying that although knitwear is one of the classic 70s style trends, it will remain an all-time summer must-have.

 
 
 
 
 
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Embroidered denim jackets and shorts are a popular choice for a casual outfit. These pieces add some personality to a basic take that easily makes it stand out. Embroidered blouses are also a trendy addition to any wardrobe, and can be paired with pencil skirts or pants for a dressy vibe.

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#5. Statement belts

 
 
 
 
 
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A beloved accessory from the 70s that is making a comeback this summer is the statement belt. They add a rich texture to an ensemble, and they’re perfect for cinching in a flowy dress or top. Wide belts with embellishments like studs and buckles are particularly trendy this summer.

 
 
 
 
 
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#6. Platform shoes

 
 
 
 
 
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Platforms come in multiple constructions, from sandals to boots and they are renowned for adding height and drama to any coordination. Platform shoes shine bright in any ensemble — maxi dresses, flared pants, and denim shorts for a 70s-inspired look.

 
 
 
 
 
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#7. Oversized sunglasses

 
 
 
 
 
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How can one compile a list of the hottest 70s style trends without a nod to oversized sunglasses? This never-fading accessory isn’t only trendy but also provides excellent sun protection. Oversized sunglasses come in multiple shapes and colors, so there’s a style for everyone.

 
 
 
 
 
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#8. Chic hats

 
 
 
 
 
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Wide-brimmed and floppy hats have been good sports lately. These hats easily elevate an ensemble and ensure that the sun dares not challenge your shine. They can be paired with flowy dresses, shorts, and t-shirts for a resort look.

 
 
 
 
 
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#9. Chunky jewelry

 
 
 
 
 
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To unfailingly hop on the 70s style trends without much ado, opt for chunky jewelry like hoop earrings or statement necklaces. They take a simple getup and inject some drama. Beaded jewelry and colorful bracelets are also trendy choices for a summery impression.

 
 
 
 
 
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