It is no secret that this summer fashion is taking a blast from the past. The 1970s are back. This season has borrowed the highlights of the era (flares, suede and experimental prints) and revamped them with a contemporary twist. Leading retailers ASOS and BooHoo have even dedicated sections of their websites to the trend.
I can't help but fall in love with the nostalgic designs currently available, but despite my admiration of the 70s revamp, I find myself picking up the vintage items in my wardrobe. A remake is a nice homage, but it's just not the real thing.
Dress - Vintage
Bag - Vintage
Sandals - Zara
This dress fills me with flower power vibes and dreams hippie goodness. The abstract print is comparable to the gorgeous creations of vintage Emilio Pucci with remnants of the '64 Unikko print by iconic design house Marimekko. Although I adore the print of this authentic dress, for me, it is the collar that gives it oomph. Oversized collars are what 70s dreams are made of.
There is something undoubtedly fascinating about being able to recreate the past, and with my mum's high-school bag slung over my shoulder, my nostalgic yearning has never been stronger. This dress has been part of my wardrobe for a few years now, yet I tend to neglect it until I undergo a wave of desire for all things vintage. Recently, I've been lusting over Chloé's summer 2015 collection - one of the leading brands during the 70s now recreates the styles beautifully.
^literally falling over^
"Today, nothing is out, because everything is in. Every costume from every era is now available to everyone."
- Marshall Mcluhan, Harper's Bazaar, 1968