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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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

To view all the fabulous Kimonos at Boohoo, click here.

To view all flared jeans click here.

To view all flared trousers, click here.

 

 

Angelica Huston – Style Icon of the New Season!

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Without doubt, the most important style icon for the new season  is the incomparable Angelic Huston. I first fell in love with Angelica’s style when she played Morticia Adams in the early 1990s. Her sleek Morticia was a dark goddess, with the most perfect cheekbones I  had ever seen. I didn’t really know anything about Angelica, other than the fact she  had been romantically involved with Jack Nicholson for many years. I knew nothing of her fashion past.

Which was truly remiss of me. Because Angelica was one of the most important fashion stars of the 1970s. Shot by the likes of Bailey and Bob Richardson, her face and figure adorned numerous Vogue covers and features. She was fashion aristocracy, beautiful, cultured and part of film royalty that was the Huston clan. Her father was film director John  Huston, her grandfather was the oscar winning actor Walter Huston. Angelica was totally stunning, her dark eyes, amazingly high cheekbones, full lips and jet black hair pointed to a more exotic type of beauty that emerged  in the 1970s with the likes of Tina Chow, Pat Cleveland and Marie Helvin.

This season Angelica style is one of the key fashion stories. From starprints that have been prevalent at Dolce and Gabbana, the pussycat bow blouses, sheer fabrics, wide legged trousers and 1970s glamour that look  set to dominate the High Street in the next few months. Angelica style is very grown up, this is high-octane, expensive glamour that is enhanced by sleek  hair and heavily painted lashes. Here are some more of my favourite Angelica looks.

If you only channel one style icon next season, make sure it is Angelica Huston. She never put a foot wrong when manoeuvering through the tricky minefield that was 1970s fashion!