The Best '70s Pieces You Can Buy, From Designer to Vintage

It's not hard to see why the fashion world has picked up on the 1970s theme of our contemporary cultural world. A rise in environmental activism, feminist conversations, political unrest… yep, 2019 looks a lot like the major moments of the 1970s. The look extends to the world of fashion, street style, and Instagram stars who've recently have been quite literal in their interpretation of the decade through styling trends and cult pieces.

On the fashion side, we've seen two heritage brands—Celine and Bottega Veneta—gain popularity over the last year by going back to their roots: the 1970s. Meanwhile, Rixo, always inspired by vintage prints and shapes, went for a full 1970s hippie vibe at its S/S 20 show, complete with a hippie bus. And we saw quite a few pairs of the most divine platform heels at the Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix.

Across Instagram, we're seeing our favourite fashion stars incorporating '70s-inspired pieces (or in a few vintage cases the real thing) in a number of fab ways. From boho dresses to knee-high boots, keep scrolling to see and shop the best 1970s trending pieces—from designer to high street to vintage.

Boho Dresses

Style Dress: There is no better feeling than when you wear a flowy, breezy boho dress (or top, like this stunning vintage one). The drama of it all! Let your sleeves do the talking with this one. 

Checked Minis

Style Notes: Raging strong through the sixties, the checked mini in its warm, textured version is so very '70s. Pair it with a cosy knit and woolly tights and you have the perfect retro-inspired winter outfit.

Shearling Coats

Style Notes: Shearling coats have been gaining popularity each year, especially in the teddy coat shape. This year, the shearling is even more 70s-inspired, with brands like Saks Potts, Kitri and House of Sunny opting for shearling cuffs.

Suits

Style Notes: Think Bianca Jagger when opting for a suit this season. Try layering a roll-neck underneath and pair with oversized sunnies for a full 1970s effect.

Knee-High Boots

Style Notes: Knee-high boots—especially those Jimmy Choo ones—were everywhere during fashion month. Whether you tuck them into jeans like on the runway at Celine or you style them with a long white coat, there's no way of going wrong.

Eclectic Knitwear

Style Notes: Would the style of the '70s be complete without a jazzy knit? Patchwork and graphic knits were wildly popular. They must be back at the centre of cool if it was one of the key buys from Alexa Chung's latest collection. The vintage jumper I found is truly bold, and I hope someone buys it and tags me because it's just so wonderful.