This post will show you the best ’70s-style clothing items you can wear in 2023.
Though we’re only one month into 2022, 1970s-style fashion is back and set to be a big trend this upcoming season.
While your mind may go to hippie and disco-themed Halloween costumes when you hear “’70s style,” this decade of fashion offers so much more than those tropes. It continues to have a huge influence on fashion today. Just look to the designer runway shows for Spring/Summer 2022, which were filled with tons of ’70s-inspired looks.
From glitzy, flared pants in Coperni’s S/S 2022 RTW collection to colorful retro prints and plenty of crochet at Anna Sui’s S/S 2022 RTW presentation, fashion designers across the board showcased looks that put a modern spin on popular ’70s style clothing, setting the tone for what’s to come.
If you want to get in on the trend and give your wardrobe a taste of the grooviest decade, read on for 35+ pieces of ’70s-inspired clothing, shoes, and accessories that you can get right now. You’ll be amazed at how many of these actually look vintage, proving that everything old always becomes new again!
Oh, and if the ’70s aren’t really your thing, don’t fret. The ’90s are also really hot now and we’ve got a guide for that too.
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’70s Style Clothing: Flared Pants
Put aside your straight leg and skinny pants in favor of some flares this spring. One of the most iconic ’70s silhouettes are flared pants, of course!
’70s Style Clothing: Abstract Prints
A signature of 1970’s-style clothing was colorful, abstract prints. Think psychedelic, swirly designs that make you want to say, “alright, alright, alright.”
4. Wavy Print Shirt
The bright wavy print on this oversized button-down shirt makes a bold impact with little waste: it’s made from 100% recycled materials, making it almost as eco-friendly as a vintage item.
’70s Style Clothing: Funky Floral Prints
Another popular print that marks ’70s fashion? Funky florals. On the heels of the 1960’s “flower power” movement, bright floral prints featuring shades of orange, brown, red, and green were popular in the early 1970s. Guess what? They’re popular again now.
9. Retro Floral Print Halter Top
With a halter-neck design and retro floral print, this crop top is as the seventies as it gets. Style it with some high-waisted flared pants for the ultimate vintage vibes.
’70s Style Clothing: Wrap Dresses
We can attribute the iconic wrap dress to Diane Von Furstenburg, who designed this sought-after style in 1974 – and has been a staple ever since!
13. Floral Mini Dress
Not only does this mini dress have the classic wrap-style design, but it features a retro floral print for bonus trend points.
’70s Style Clothing: Co-Ord Sets
Though co-ord sets have become trendy in recent seasons, they actually came into style in the 1970s. Matching sets are a surefire way to make a style statement!
15. One-Shoulder Crop Top and Flared Pants Set
This matching set with a one-shoulder crop top and flared high-waisted pants features a retro print that is sure to stand out in a crowd.
’70s Style Clothing: Jumpsuits
One of the most daring fashion pieces of the 1970s was the jumpsuit. From casual wear to Studio 54 glam, a jumpsuit was always the answer.
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18. Ruched Jumpsuit
For a night out on the town, try this glitzy flared jumpsuit. Glittered, ruched, and with front cut-out detail, it’s made for the dance floor.
’70s Style Clothing: Crochet & Knitwear
While hippie-style clothing was bigger in the 1960s, the trend trickled into the early ’70s, too. Crochet and open-weave knitwear were super popular, especially in colorful patterns like the “granny square” (yes, that’s its actual name), which is making a major resurgence.
20. Crochet Sweater Vest
Wondering what the granny square pattern looks like? Here’s your answer!
This crochet sweater vest features the classic pattern you may have seen at your granny’s house (hence the name). Though it has a retro look, this piece has been given a modern upgrade with its cropped length and sleeveless design.
21. Crochet Crafted Open-Front Cardigan
You can even find granny square crochet pieces at Target, so you know this is a trend that’s going big this season. This granny square crochet cardigan with an open front design looks handmade and comes in three fun color schemes, which all fit the ’70s aesthetic.
’70s Style Clothing: Corduroy
Corduroy was another fabric that ruled the decade, and it adds unexpected texture to your outfits.
23. Corduroy Flare Jumpsuit
Corduroy? Check. Flared? Check. Jumpsuit? Check. This piece has all the ’70s must-have features!
You’re sure to stand out in this corduroy jumpsuit with flared legs, short sleeves, and a zipper-front design which is as convenient as it is cool.
’70s Style Clothing: Platforms
Platform heels are a quintessential ’70s shoe that was made for disco dancing the night away. They’ve come back in style for S/S 2022 and are going to give you a leggy lift that will make you want to boogie.
27. Ultra-Platform Boots
Do these ultra-platform boots not look like they came straight out of the ’70s?! They come in three colors and are perfect for wearing with flare pants or mini skirts.
’70s Style Clothing: Clogs
Another essential ’70s shoe was the clog, which was imported from the Netherlands. The platform wooden soles were a staple back then and are trendy again now.
30. Faux Fur Clogs
I adore these cognac-colored clogs, which feature a faux fur footbed and are under $30. The faux fur interior reminds me of the popular ’70s shag carpets (in a good way!).
’70s Style Clothing: Retro Sneakers
If platforms and clogs aren’t your things, you can still get in on the ’70s trend with sneakers. These casual, comfortable sneakers all have a retro vibe that’s going to add flair to your outfits.
32. Converse ’70s Style Patchwork Sneakers
These Converse high-top sneakers are as authentically ’70s as it gets, aside from actual vintage ones. Built off of Converse’s original 1970s design, these classic sneakers feature a patchwork print that evokes the era, with a color palette that really pops.
’70s Style Clothing: Accessories
Your seventies-style outfits won’t be complete without the right retro accessories to bring your looks together!
34. Oversized Sunglasses
One of my personal favorite ’70s trends is ultra-oversized sunglasses. These retro-inspired tortoise sunnies have giant frames which will give you a glam look.
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