Summer Fashion Goes Retro With These ’70s-Inspired Looks

Summer Fashion Goes Retro With These '70s-Inspired Looks

What’s old is new again as summer fashions throw back to the 1970s. Rock the revival by combining the decade’s iconic trends with modern silhouettes and fabrics.

Summer Fashion: Bell Bottom Jeans

The bells are back! Nothing says the ‘70s like flared denim paired with an eye-catching print and chunky platforms. Up the groove-factor with rounded shades and a floppy hat.

  • J Brand Denim, $248, Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag, $695, Barneys New York
  • A.L.C. floral shirt, $295, Intermix
  • Haley Shoes, $395, Vince
  • San Diego Hat Company, $48, Dana Reed Earrings, $70, Londo Mondo, 1100 N. Dearborn, Chicago, or 558 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
  • Rush CZ Sprinkled Bangle Bracelets, $55 each, Skändal, 907 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
  • Sunglasses, $450, Jimmy Choo

Summer Fashion: Swimsuit

Put on these chic, yet oh-so-comfy gold-petaled sandals and take your inner flower child to the beach! This sophisticated one-piece flatters every shape. Wrap it up in a breezy sarong in a vintage-inspired floral print and don’t forget to keep skin youthful by covering up with a hat and sunglasses.

  • Eres Swimsuit, $405, Valentino Sandals, $1,395, Rag & Bone Panama Hat, $230, Barneys New York
  • Scarf, $88, Sunglasses, $150, Kate Spade
  • Allison Fiutak Paperclip necklace, $168, ENAZ, 444 Central Ave., Highland Park, 309 Happ Road, Northfield, or 111 W. Church St., Libertyville

Summer Fashion: Dress

Go disco-fabulous with a flirty, flowy dress in a ‘70s-inspired hue. Complete the look with suede sandals (leather is out; suede is in!) and a gold-chain-strap purse in a funky print. Add shades and gold jewelry and you’re ready for boogie nights.

  • Mason Dress, $438, Intermix
  • Tom Ford Sunglasses, $400, Spex, 910 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
  • Yves Saint Laurent Palm Dress Purse, $1,550, Gianvito Rossi sandals, $860, Barneys New York
  • Be Loved, Black Spinel Bead Necklace, $154, Gold and Diamond Horn Pendant, $396, Rita Ratskoff Gold Vintage Bracelets, $98 each, ENAZ

Summer Fashion: Fringe Sweater

No ‘70s comeback is complete without fringe. 2016’s hottest trend hangs from everything, including this light summer sweater, the perfect complement to a bohemian patterned skirt and casual sneakers. Add a little edge and keep the fringe going on a black handbag you’ll use all year long.

  • Enza Costa Black T-shirt, $148, Phillip Lim Ivory Sweater, $495, Intermix
  • Yves Saint Laurent Backpack, $1,990, Ulla Johnson Skirt, $325, Barneys New York
  • Sneakers, $550, Jimmy Choo
  • Ulla-Long Necklace, $84, Skändal

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