Bohemian ’70s Style – A Brief History and Photo Essay

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

What I love most about ’70s style is how feminine and free it can be. Like most decades, there were a variety of trends born in a decade where Vietnam war ended and disco dancing, feminism and outsourcing of clothing and goods began. There was the overflow of mod styles from the rebellious ’60s, there was […]

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A 1970s Style Woman and Her Goldendoodle

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Vintage style from the 1970s is tricky. One can either look like a hippie straight out of the Vietnam War riots, or a flower princess with nothing better to do than twirl her hair and stare. However – there is a middle ground in ’70s fashion that combines both the rebellious and the flower power elements of the decade to transcend “fashion trends” and become an iconic representation of what it means to own your vintage worth. Read more to learn more I took a 1970s crochet dress and transformed it into a memorable and photo-shootable outfit.

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1970s Owl Necklaces to Wear Your Wisdom

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Symbolically, an owl represents wisdom. Owl necklaces became popular in the 1970s and the trend was called “Hoot Couture.” Because the ’70s was a time of political, moral and ethical exploration in the United States, the value of wisdom became embedded in the nation’s consciousness. The features of an owl appear more human like too, as if you’re staring into the eyes of your reflection in the mirror. Which is why when choosing an owl necklace, you get to choose a necklace that mimics your inner being or sense of self you’d like to fulfill.

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70s Clothing Trends You Can Wear Today

Friday, October 11th, 2013

One of my favorite fashion decades is the ‘70s because for the first time in fashion history, the American female was purchasing clothing for various activities and occasions in her life, including home, office, formal and casual wear. The opportunities to buy “different” kinds of clothing had expanded — which ultimately led to the expansion of the American female’s closet, too.

The 1970s was a free-spirited time not only of fashion revolution but political, cultural, social and economic change for the American female, too. These changes — while considered normal by today’s standards — had major influential shifts on the styles and the lives of the modern ‘70s woman. After the ‘70s, fashion for woman has continued to be liberal, creative and free.

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Empowered by the Past: Sara’s Mom Had Sporty ’70s Style

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Sarara Vintage Couture founder reflects on how her mother – who was raised in a working class family in the 1950s and 1960s – took small steps toward greatness with both personal and inner style rooted in confidence and creativity. Raised without the financial means to purchase fashions new in the store, Sara’s mother handcrafted a wardrobe that spoke to the person she wanted to be and could become with perseverance, patience and hard work.

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How 1970s Fashion Trends Stand Out in History

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

1970s fashion trends represent the rebellion against the old guard beginning with the ‘60s hippie movement. The 1970s was a nostalgic era that looked to the past for fashion inspiration. Trends of ’70s clothing resembled styles from the Edwardian, 1930s or 1940s eras. The hemline fell to midi and maxi lengths by 1971 and ‘70s glamour was like the red carpet styles of ’30s and ’40s starlets.

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15 Ways You Can Own ’70s Dresses

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

’70s dresses are arguably the most sought after styles right now thanks to runway trends and ’70s style inspiration as reflected in brands like Free People and Nasty Gal. ’70s clothing is easy to wear because vintage styles were cut for comfort and functional fit. Styles were less constricting and the “uni-sex” craze helped women feel less pressure to dress like a lady 100 percent of the time.

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’70s Green Maxi Dress Accessorized 3 Ways

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The “maxi” was born in the 1970s in response to the revealing mini of the ’60s. Since maxi dresses are such a style staple, I wanted to share how to accessorize a maxi dress for MAXImum versatility. Keep reading after the jump to see how Fajr of Stylish Thought maximized the wear of her ’70s green maxi for day and night with easy accessory tweaks!

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