Those 70s Vibes

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[gallery type="rectangular" ids="300,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,309,310"] Vintage Sweater (similar)/ UO Bralette (similar)/ Lux Denim (similar)/ Vintage Leather Belt / See by Chloe Boots / Timex Watch / Vintage Bracelets and Rings

It’s almost Coachella season, and I’m ready to dress the part. Give me maxi dresses, wide leg jeans, and anything white crochet. The trick with this era trend is to not to end up looking like you’ve actually been at the music festival for a week… I always take inspiration from 70s fashion fanatic, Rachel Zoe, and I was also obsessed with this season’s Chloe campaign with gorgeous long blue dresses and round sunnies to boot.

I tend to gravitate to all things oversized which can sometimes be hard to pull off. I try to find one element that brings it all in. With a slight tuck in the front and a leather belt to cinch the waist, I was able to create some shape. My big belt buckle and beige boots lend a note to Western, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. There’s an epic, vintage, western item making its way to the blog soon :)

This sweater is another vintage piece out of my mother's closet. Purchased in 1978, she fashioned it with white stirrup pants. While I don't foresee breaking out stirrups anytime soon, I can see it with a similar slim white jean or come summertime, over a slip dress. Vintage or not, open-knit sweaters are a key piece that you'll want to invest in so that maybe in 35 years it will still be hanging in your closet, too.

xx e

Photography by Jeff Thibodeau