Seventies Street Chic & Stripes

With the Paris catwalks in full swing I’ve been wishing I was eating macarons on the Champs-Élysées and attending the Dior show instead of stuck in my bedroom writing my dissertation. A girl can dream right? Last week I indulged in a little fantasising and took to the streets of London in an outfit inspired by Parisian street chic.

I’ve been seeing seventies style everywhere recently… from interior design to retro cameras and even on the trendy new DS 3. This season’s style revival is pretty much a throwback to fringe, flares and far-out prints but instead of going for a complete seventies silhouette I’ve decided to opt for a more minimal trend – stripes.

Stripes are always popular in spring but instead of the usual Breton or Nautical styles I’m investing in some chevron pieces to give my wardrobe a bit of a seventies style update. This New Look dress has a gorgeous jacquard texture with simple short sleeves and neckline to let my accessories do the talking.

My gorgeous Chloé inspired handbag is always my go-to accessory and I love the sports-luxe feel my new boots add to the outfit. When I saw the new summer styles from Clarks I couldn’t resist a pair from the debut collection with fashion designer Christopher Raeburn (also they’re super comfortable which is always a bonus).  

With an outfit full of retro pieces I couldn’t forget to feature my favourite vintage inspired accessory – my Henry London watch.  Inspired by a 1965 timepiece it has an elegant face complimented by a Milanese mesh bracelet. To make it even more special it has my name engraved on the inside!

The combination of my cream boots and sunglasses make this outfit so playful. As seventies style icon Iris Apfel said, “life can be gray and dull; you might as well have a little fun when you dress”. It may still be a little chilly in London but this ensemble certainly put a spring in my step. What retro trends are you wearing for Spring? Comment below to let me know!

New DS 3 and New DS 3 Cabrio make a winning formula even better. Designed with a clean new look the car is the automotive embodiment of Parisian chic. Beneath its stylish exterior New DS 3 is built on the DS foundations of technology, refinement and attention to detail. From DS LED vision headlights through to 7″ touch screen and mirror screen, the car is full of technology to make life easy. Watchstrap design leather seats is an example of the refinement in New DS 3, ensuring that our most compact car meets the exacting standards we demand of every DS.  It’s also a car with a multitude of options to personalize so the the owner can make the car their very own style statement.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DS 3 via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DS 3.


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