Edge of Seventies | Fashion Flashback

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 going to cover 1970’s fashion.

1970's inspired outfit: High waisted flared denim pants, jean jacket, vintage yellow owl graphic tee, oversized sunglasses, heeled boots, Seventeen magazine

I knew I was officially a teen when my older sister started sharing her Seventeen magazine subscription with me. I used to be way more interested in the embarrassing stories but over time came to recognize it as a notable source for fashion inspiration.

I still swipe my sister’s copy every month (we’ll be getting the magazine well into our 30’s, no doubt!) but have expanded my personal collection with a gifted stack of issues from the mid-70’s. It’s amazing holding that kind of history in your hands and so it was a no-brainer to replicate some looks from the pages of a 1976 issue.

March 1976 Seventeen Magazine Vintage Advertising1970's inspired outfit: High waisted flared denim pants, jean jacket, vintage yellow owl graphic tee, oversized sunglasses, heeled boots, Seventeen magazine 1970's inspired outfit: High waisted flared denim pants, jean jacket, vintage yellow owl graphic tee, oversized sunglasses, heeled boots, Seventeen magazine

There was so much denim going on. So, so much. As you can tell, I made it work with some vintage pieces from my closet. The jeans were thrifted and the jacket is a true original from my dad in the ’70s.

Another trend I noticed was graphic tees. Among one of the many issues I studied, I came across an interesting article that highlighted the rise of graphic tee’s in mainstream fashion. It’s hard to imagine a time before your shirt was branded with messages but that time was very real!

The shirt I chose for this outfit has been in my closet since practically the beginning of time. It’s my favorite color – yellow – and features my favorite animal – an owl! It doesn’t get much better than that.

1970's inspired outfit: High waisted flared denim pants, jean jacket, vintage yellow owl graphic tee, oversized sunglasses, heeled boots, Seventeen magazine 1970's inspired outfit: High waisted flared denim pants, jean jacket, vintage yellow owl graphic tee, oversized sunglasses, heeled boots, Seventeen magazine 1970's inspired outfit: High waisted flared denim pants, jean jacket, vintage yellow owl graphic tee, oversized sunglasses, heeled boots, Seventeen magazine

I am totally digging the laid back vibes from this outfit and wish all my outfits could feel like it!

For my next post in this timewarp series I’ll be exploring the nightlife of the ’70s. While I’m sure my denim can pull double-duty on the dancefloor, my look will be much more elevated. Follow along so you don’t miss it!

1970's inspired outfit and vintage Seventeen magazine
outfit-details-02Thrifted jeans, tee, sunglasses, and boots, $3 total
Vintage ’70s jacket, family hand-me-down
“Must-Have Pink” lip color by bareMinerals
Gifted magazines – thanks, Jo!!

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  • Anna Martin

    Nice double denim rendition! The owl tee really makes it for me. Hehe. Perfect! Rad sunglasses, too! <3

    – Anna

    http://www.melodicthriftychic.com

    • Thanks! I know, right? This outfit would be nothing would be owls. I, personally, would be nothing without owls either. lol