Kickin’ It Back to the 70s with Retro Fashion Pieces


Ahhhh the 70s. From flower crowns and bell bottoms to suede and fringe, there was a lot to love about 70s fashion. And just like the 80s and 90s, there were a lot of trends to shake your head at.

Today I’m focusing on fashion pieces that have that 70s look, but with a modern twist. Look through the items I picked and let me know if you would wear them. I’ve created a few outfit ideas to give you some inspiration.

Retro Fashion Pieces from the 70s

Handbags – The saddle shoulder bag was a huge trend in the 70s and we’ve seen it make its comeback on several occasions. This handbag type can be worn crossbody or over one shoulder. Other handbag trends from the 70s include crossbody (but with a different shape than saddle bags), hobo bags and round. They come in colors from dark browns, light browns, burgundy and white. Some feature tassels, fringe or a very minimalist look. 

I featured ones in several different price ranges, so happy browsing!

Saddle Bags 01

Fossil Emi Saddlebag

Saddle Bags 02

Lucky Brand Sydney Crossbody Bag

hobo bag 01

Vince Camuto Rufus Hobo Bag

Saddle Bags 03

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Suki Cross-Body Bag

Saddle Bags 04

French Connection Women’s Liza Large Cross-Body

cross body bag

BIG BUDDHA Bianca Cross-Body Bag

cross body bag 02

Lucky Brand Jordan Leather Round Cross-Body Bag

Pair these bags with your favorite casual fall outfit like one of these below.

Fall outfit idea - Pair your favorite denim with a white tee, big cardigan, knee high boots and crossbody handbag.

Fall outfit idea - Black denim, chambray button down, blanket scarf, flats and a hobo handbag.


Shoes – Without a doubt, platform shoes were a huge trend in the 70s. Quite a few of the pairs below would make the perfect summer to fall transitional shoe and will look great with dresses, skirts and those flare jeans you might decide to try. ūüėČ

Here are a few picks, which include different pricing, colors and style choices.

platform sandal 01

Jessica Simpson Women’s Daine Platform Sandal

platform sandal 02

Joe’s Jeans Women’s Hampton Platform Sandal

platform sandal 03

Sam Edelman Women’s Brynn Platform Sandal

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Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Wendel2 Platform Sandal

platform sandal 05

Vince Camuto Women’s Elora Platform Dress Sandal

platform sandal 06

Cole Haan Women’s Elettra High Platform Dress Sandal

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Qupid Women’s Elma 04A Platform Sandal

Here are a couple of fall outfit ideas to give you some inspiration. That red shirt is calling my name.

Fall outfit idea - Distressed denim, red boho style shirt, wool hat, platform sandals and saddlebag handbag.

Fall outfit idea - pair your favorite LDB with a denim jacket, black platform sandals and a brown saddlebag handbag.

Hats – Hats are a tricky accessory. I can’t quite figure out if I like myself in a hat or not, but these retro hats definitely caught my attention. When I see someone wearing one, it makes me want to try it. So here’s to stepping out of my comfort zone a bit. Who’s with me? Do you consider yourself a hat person?

Browse through these 70s style hat choices and see if you find one that catches your eye.

womens wool hat 01

Evelyn K Women’s Wool Hat in Taupe

womens wool hat 02

Billabong Juniors’ Daydreamin Boho Hat

womens wool hat 03

Billabong Juniors’ Lovely Dreams Hat

women wool fedora hat

Evelyn K Women’s Wool Fedora Hat in Burgundy

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Billabong Juniors’ Traveling Tides Hat

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Evelyn K Women’s Wool Floppy Hat in Navy

Did browsing through these hats get you excited about trying the look for fall? If so, here are some outfit ideas for you.

Fall outfit idea - Black denim, white tee, chambray button up, olive jacket, ankle boots and a black wool hat.

Fall outfit idea - Flared denim, black and white striped shirt, olive scarf, platform sandals and a wool hat.

Some other 70s fashion items to consider adding to your wardrobe this fall include scarves with fringe, sunglasses and hair accessories.

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