When this holiday season first began back at the beginning of December I noticed a sign along a road selling Christmas trees. It had such a nostalgic look it caused me to pause and reflect. It made be think I did not want this season to rush by too fast. Unfortunately the older we get the faster the season goes. So this year I vowed to try to slow it down and try to take in all the little fun moments of the holiday, the way I did in the past.
I remember when I was in high school back in the late 70s how excited I was about Christmas. I would wonder if I would get a few fun fashion pieces to add to my closet! I hoped for extra gift money (it was cash in those days) so my sister and I could go to the mall to shop for something sparkly to wear for New Year’s Eve. Even back then I was somewhat practical and wanted to find something I could wear repeatedly. For our New Year’s Eve celebrations it was generally casual because we were basically gathering in someone’s basement while their parents were upstairs (or better yet, out of town)! Wide leg jeans and shiny disco blouses or Lurex knit sweaters were usually what we wore, along with platform shoes, boots or clogs. We curled our hair like Farrah Fawcett and slicked Yardley Pot O Gloss on our lips. I remember wearing dark kohl eye shadow as eyeliner along with tons of mascara.
Back to today, we knew the 70s were a big trend for Fall 2016 but I really noticed it when browsing around my favorite shopping sites. I realized even over the age of 40 we can still wear many of the 70s inspired looks, only maybe with a little looser cut. I have put together looks that are full-on 70s but they are still sophisticated. Or you can just add a piece or two to bring some nostalgia back to your New Year’s Eve look. Are you staying home and watching movies? You can still wear a Lurex top or sweater with a pair of leggings or sweat pants.
Pictured above are 3 looks to ring in the new year 70s style! Add a serpentine chain necklace or bracelet in gold or silver.
Look 1: Wear a cropped wrap sweater with high waist pants (no midriff needs to show) and sky high platforms for a long and leggy look.
Giuseppe Zanotti Lavinia Crystal Embellished Suede Sandals, now $939 + an extra 50% off!
Look 2: These Lurex stripes are so reminiscent of the 70s! Dress the glimmer of the top down with comfy jeans and clogs.
Marco De Vincenzo Lurex Stripe Turtleneck, now $319 + an extra 50% off!
Splendid Gabby Clogs, now $67.20
Look 3: This is an outfit I actually wore (a lot) in the 70s and can wear again today. A pin stripe black vest with a shiny white silk blouse, super faded high waist jeans, and black block heel boots.
Rachel Zoe Hartley Vest, now $260
Happy New Year! Take a moment to remember whatever made you excited about the season in the past.