I’m going decade diving for the entire month of March and interpreting the fashions of yesteryear by means of magazines, movies, and pop culture of the time. Join me as I visit the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and end the month in the ’80s.
Today I’m covering 1970’s fashion from a nightlife point of view.
This outfit was inspired by Saturday Night Fever even though, admittedly, I didn’t watch the movie. I found myself much more interested in watching the Barbara Streisand film What’s Up, Doc? because, hey, I love a good comedy!
Most of the looks from that movie would be better suited to my last outfit and I didn’t want to repeat myself so I came up with a Plan B.
To get the right inspiration, I studied some stills and clips online of Saturday Night Fever and channeled that with my look. This vintage dress had all the flare I needed and these colorful stacked heels would be perfect for dancing all night long.
None of my outfit was left to chance. Just like when getting ready for a real big night out, each piece was chosen with care. I came across an ad in a 1975 Seventeen magazine for Monet jewelry and got excited when I remembered I’ve previously thrifted some necklaces from that brand. Having an actual necklace from the page below would be tops but I love my little two-toned rectangle one that I wore just the same.
Another place where I stayed true to the ’70s was with this fabulous piano keyboard clutch. DIY’ing was a huge deal back in the day (to be honest, it never went out of style) and I found a tutorial, again, in a retro Seventeen magazine.
I didn’t follow the instructions to a T but I found it a great jumping off point. Plus, how fab does it look with my outfit?
Check back here on Friday when I’ll be posting a video tutorial with instruction to make one for yourself. I’m gonna boogie on out of here but I’ll see you again soon!
Thrifted dress and necklace, $2 total
Outlet store high heels, $10
Wet’n’Wild lipstick in the color Smokin’ Hot Pink
DIY piano keyboard clutch