Fashion: Four key pieces to tap into the 70s winter trend
This decade is back in a big way this season, and we couldn't be more pleased. Here's how to get the look
WHAT would fashion do without Marc Jacobs? The New York designer is such a visionary that every season you can guarantee, no matter what he sends down his runway, it will end up, in one guise or another, on the high street.
For AW17, that's especially true, because MJ's standout catwalk collection, debuted back in February, has been a springboard for the 70s revival that's taking over the fashion world now.
Marc's big fleecy coats (with even bigger collars), natty tweeds, and a spectrum that ranged from mustard to burgundy, were echoed with pussy-blouses at Chloe and retro checks at Mulberry, and now the shops are full of cosy copycats.
It's a mood that feels so right for autumn, and as it's based around separates it's easy to mix, match and clash textures.
It's all aboard the Soul Train with these 70s-inspired essentials...
1. The shearling jacket
Yet to commit to a winter coat? We don't blame you, there are so many snuggly beauties to choose from this year. But the toastiest of them all has got to be the Seventies-style sheepskin jacket, with its fuzzy lining and sturdy fabric.
This season's iterations come with a modern twist. We love the oversized flight jackets and bright hues – throw one on over a mini dress, tights and boots, a la the Marc Jacobs catwalk.
Warehouse Faux Leather Hooded Oversized Biker Jacket, £110; Lost Ink Sparkly Bell Sleeve Shirt, currently reduced to £40 from £45; YAS Khaki Skirt, currently reduced to £45 from £55, all Littlewoods
ASOS Faux Shearling Coat, £70
River Island Jacket, £75
2. The 70s blouse
What makes a blouse fit the 70s spec? Three things. First, it's got to have a high collar. Second, it's got to have ruffles or ties of some kind. And third, it's got to be the right colour – something rich like chocolate brown, russet or ochre (a combination of several is also allowed).
Zara High Collar Blouse with Belt, £25.99; High Waist Mom Fit Jeans, £25.99
YAS Joni Yellow Shirt, currently reduced to £26.25 from £35, Very
3. The check skirt
The perfect partner for your high-necked, ruffled 70s blouse comes by way of a heritage check skirt. Look out for tweedy Prince of Wales prints or tartans in subdued colours – if it looks like a kilt, you're on the right lines.
Laura Ashley Check Skirt, £65
River Island Skirt, £40 (available later this month)
4. The soft touches
A shiny leather handbag would jar with all those tactile textures, so the finishing touch for your 70ss ensemble (besides a pair of suede boots, obviously) should be a slouchy bag in fluffy faux fur. So soft, and so stylish too.
Cath Kidston Faux Fur Clutch, £45
Topshop Dolly Faux Fur Small Grab Tote Bag, £32