New York Fashion Week wrapped up a couple months ago, and it’s clear to us that the ’70s are making a comeback. You’ll start seeing these trends in clothing stores soon, but you can find the looks now in vintage shops and thrift stores around town, even at a lower cost and higher quality than big-box retailers can offer. One of our favorite local shops for vintage finds is Stitch Craft Vintage, owned and operated by Tiffany Wood, a Jacksonville-native and lover of all things vintage and unique. She put together a great Pinterest board for outfit inspiration based around all the top trends seen at New York Fashion Week 2015.
The key to wearing these trends without looking like you’re headed to a theme party is to mix vintage elements with modern pieces.
A secretary style blouse paired with boyfriend jeans and strappy heels looks modern and chic, perfect for a lunch date with friends. You can also remix the same blouse for work by pairing it with a colored pencil skirt or tucking it into sleek cropped trousers
See: Emilio Pucci, Frame Denim, Jason Wu, Sophie Theallet
Take on the metallic trend by adding a sequined jacket over a sleek little black dress for a touch of vintage glam for a night out at the beaches. You can’t beat a sparkly metallic dress when you want to get attention on the dance floor.
See: Jason Wu, Giambattista Valli, Rodarte
Boho is always right for summers on the coast. A vintage boho maxi with gladiator sandals or a bohemian printed blouse with jean shorts is the perfect look this festival season. If you’re really into the modern hippie look, try a loose, worn-in vintage t-shirt tucked into a boho maxi skirt for a look that’s casual and comfortable.
See: Anna Sui, Rebecca Minkoff, Etro, Emilio Pucci
Fringe plays right into the boho trend. Try layering a fringe vest over a lace minidress or adding a purse with fringe details to your daily outfits.
See: Rebecca Minkoff, Emilio Pucci, Tom Ford, J. Crew
Flared denim jeans are back in a big way, and look great with a slim, short top or fitted blazer to emphasize your waist. You can find great high-waisted flare denim in vintage stores and thrift shops if you’re willing to dig a little. The benefit of buying vintage denim is that it’s already broken in for you! For a modern fit, find brands that did flared jeans back in the ’90s, still vintage, but more akin to the shapes of our bodies today. If you’re on the shorter side, you’ll be pleased to know that platforms and clogs are also having a fashion moment right now and are the perfect way to add a little height to lengthen your leg line.
See: Giambattisa Valli, Frame Denim
The patchwork trend may not be for everyone, but if you like to mix and match patterns, this one is for you. The ’70s gave us some truly awesome patchwork skirts that can be very now when paired with modern shoes and a simple top. This is also a great opportunity to patch up all those ripped jeans you bought last season. Just layer different patches of dark, medium and light wash denim over those holes in a random (yet balanced) way for a look that was all over runways this year.
See: Etro, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tom Ford