Boohoo embrace the 70s with Kimonos and flares

When we look back at the summer of 2015 in fashion terms, we will remember it as the year the 70s had a revival. It has been virtually impossible to escape 70s style this season, almost all High street, online and designer brands have done their version of the fashion of the 1970s.  A decade that used to be considered one that style had forgotten, it is now seen as a era when new and vibrant designs by the likes of Zandra Rhodes, Bill Gibb, Halston and Betsey Johnson all contributed to a really exciting time in fashion.

This post is contributing on two key items that have been style staples this season. The kimono jacket was a big story in the 1970s as Japanese designers like Kawakubo and Yamamoto emerged onto the international scene. Oriental prints were popular, and the wide sleeves and obi tie belts of the traditional Japanese costume became key fashion statements, something that is still the case in 2015.

1970s Kimono style and Japanese fashion Influence

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Marie Helvin in Vogue in Yamamoto

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Vogue 1970

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Freddie Mercury

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Boohoo Kimono Style

Eloise Scarf Print Long Kimono Product code: azz01031 £18.00 click to visit BOOHOO

Eloise Scarf Print Long Kimono
Product code: azz01031
£18.00
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Naomi Floral Kimono £15 click to visit Boohoo

Naomi Floral Kimono
£15 click to visit Boohoo

Scarlett Zig Zag Print Crochet Trim Kimono £18 click to visit Boohoo

Scarlett Zig Zag Print Crochet Trim Kimono
£18 click to visit Boohoo

Kelly Crop Tassl Paisley Kimono Product code: azz20506 £18.00 click to visit Boohoo

Kelly Crop Tassl Paisley Kimono
Product code: azz20506
£18.00
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Boohoo Catlin Maxi Lace Kimono £18 click to visit Boohoo

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Catlin Maxi Lace Kimono £18 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Skye Printed Kimono With Fringing £18 click to visit Boohoo

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Skye Printed Kimono With Fringing £18 click to visit Boohoo

 

Just add flares…

Flares are cool once again, and look great teamed with a vest and kimono jacket. Jeans are a staple, but you can also add fabric options for a holiday look that looks great with wedges, cork heels and clog style sandals.

Saffron Flared Trouser £15 click to visit Boohoo

Saffron Flared Trouser £15 click to visit Boohoo

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Hilary Blue Floral Wide Leg Trousers £20 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Blue Jennie High Waisted Skinny Flare Jeans £20 click to visit Boohoo

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Jennie High Waisted Skinny Flare Jeans £20 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Blue Hetty High Waisted Skinny Flare Jeans £15 click to visit Boohoo

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Hetty High Waisted Skinny Flare Jeans £15 click to visit Boohoo

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What I wear – April Looks

Today I am taking a look back at some of the outfits I wore during the month of April. April was a busy month for me, as well as all the usual blogging events and family time, we also took an extended Easter break where I actually abandoned the blog for 10 whole days. April was also warm and sunny – the tights were abandoned for the first time this year and we even got to spend some time at the beach – a total break from the usual Easter wind and rain.

This outfit post is mainly holiday outfits, with a few very special event looks thrown in for good measure. There are new items, charity shop finds and pieces found when shopping my closet. Where possible, I have added a link to the item or something similar.

Did you do anything special at Easter or in the month of April? How did you enjoy that gorgeous (and totally unexpected) sunshine.

A day in Barmouth

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Top Select Belt Peacocks  Skirt Primark Bag Primark Necklace Vintage

 Navy Georgette Cami Code: #S040/0104/03_NAVY £5.99 £3.99 click to visit Select

Navy Georgette Cami

 

Dinas Mawddwy

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Launch of the Alice Boutique

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Sunday Lunch in Wales

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Stripe Embellished Top Was £14.00 Now £8.00 click to visit Asda George

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The Mawddach Estuary

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Cardigan BHS c/o Charity Shop Top Asda George Jeans F&F clothing Shoes Asda George

Embellished Top Was £12.00 Now £6.00 click to visit Asda George

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Embellished Pointed Toe Ballet Shoes £12.00 click to visit Asda George

Embellished Pointed Toe Ballet Shoes

 

A trip to Cader Idris

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A trip to Warwick Castle

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Interviewing Denis O’ Regan

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Keira PU Midi Skirt £15 click to visit Boohoo

Keira PU Midi Skirt £15 click to visit Boohoo



 

 

 

Rita Ora joins the judging panel of The Voice

If ever there was a lady who divides fashion, it is Rita Ora. Just this week the singer, who is joining the judging panel of BBC’s ‘The Voice’ tonight, was the reason for 100’s of complaints over the low cut outfit she wore on The One Show, a programme shown well before the watershed. Now the lady is going to become a staple part of Saturday night as she replaces Kylie Minogue as the female judge on ‘The Voice’. It is going to be interesting to see what she wears come the live shows.

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rita_ora_and_harry_styles-1717353I’m a bit of a fan of Rita because I thinks she has so much fun with fashion. Of course, this doesn’t always mean she gets it right, those that take risks often don’t. I’m not completely sure what I thought of her Spanish senorita style dress on the first blind audition of the voice – very dramatic, but also quite ‘costumy’ in my view. But when she gets it right, she does it with some style. I loved her ‘Madonna does Marilyn’ style glamour at the Brit Awards, whilst the Elle style awards have shown, again and again, her love of the dramatic, especially in white Marchesa tulle. She was one of the best dressed at last year’s Grammy Awards in vibrant metallic, whilst I applaud her every single time she opts to wear yellow – surely her best colour.

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I think Rita is a breath of fresh air in times when so many stars play it safe with fashion, minimal is not her style and she is all the more interesting because of it. I’m looking forward to enjoying all her hits (and misses) in 2015, and hoping she continues to embrace that yellow (my favourite colour too as it happens.)

Rita style from Boohoo

Cece Bandage Plunge Bodycon Dress £20.00  click to visit Boohoo

Cece Bandage Plunge Bodycon Dress
£20.00
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Tammy Snake 2 Part Heels £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Tammy Snake 2 Part Heels
£25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Louisa Crepe Tartan Check Tapered Trousers Product code: azz13750 £15.00   Be the first to Write a Review Size Guide click to visit Boohoo

Louisa Crepe Tartan Check Tapered Trousers
£15.00
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Laura Racer Back Maxi Dress £10 click to visit Boohoo

Laura Racer Back Maxi Dress £10 click to visit Boohoo

Arianna Plain Full Circle Midi Skirt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Arianna Plain Full Circle Midi Skirt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Molly Full Mesh Midi Skirt £25 click to visit Boohoo

Molly Full Mesh Midi Skirt £25 click to visit Boohoo

Evelyn Hand Beaded Shift Dress £40 click to visit Boohoo

Evelyn Hand Beaded Shift Dress £40 click to visit Boohoo

Jasmine Patent Clutch Bag £12 click to visit Boohoo

Jasmine Patent Clutch Bag £12 click to visit Boohoo

Holly Suedette Concealed Single Platform Pointed Court £22 click to visit Boohoo

Holly Suedette Concealed Single Platform Pointed Court £22 click to visit Boohoo

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