The 1970’s were a huge influence on Gucci’s Spring 2016 collection. A lot designers are embracing 1970’s style with flared jeans, peasant/hippie pieces, but Gucci being Gucci isn’t just using ’70s themes, they’re actually trying to transport people to another time with their crazy, playful, whimsical collection. They’re not here with the pieces you’d expect, these are beautiful updates to pieces we’ve only seen in movies and never knew we wanted, it’s all very workwear for daytime. Bow blouses in brights and pastels. Bolo neck ties with ruffly flower appliques. Retro platforms, decked out mules, studded loafers. Geometric patterns galore. Lean silhouettes. Think structured, geometric, but fun and insanely colorful outfits that will add an unexpected punch to your wardrobe in the spirit of the ’70s.
Color! The use of color in this outfit is amazing and I was so lucky to find this Zara print tunic. Bold color. A geometric print. There are a few looks in the Gucci collection that are similar to this style but I really wanted to showcase a look with one main print and a beret. Isn’t the beret with the gold shoes so fun? That’s what this outfit is about. Fun. It’s crazy and unusual but not so out there that it couldn’t be easily recreated. All you need is a dress or shirt/skirt combo with a bold color palette and pattern, platform pumps, a ’70s style bag, and cute beret. The glasses are optional but a ton of fun as well.
Sportswear was a big influence on Gucci’s collection so the pairing of the hardcore green lace with sportswear accents was quite the combination. A dramatic lace-y number with that quintessential 1970’s sportswear elastic belt, workwear shoes, and a ladylike bag somehow work together here. To recreate the look, go heavy on the lace like I’ve done here with a green lace blouse and black lace skirt. I was lucky enough to find a skirt with that sportswear accent already on the waistband. The shoes and bag I used are very ’70’s inspired but I chose black instead of brown as it’s easier to pair with a variety of lace pieces if you aren’t able to find green. The overall outfit is quirky for sure but works as a template for pairing lace with clunky ’70s accessories to make it your own.
– Julia of Style and Cheek