The Masculine Look
Diane Keaton in Annie Hall wore this so well. Think Yves Saint Laurent trouser suits as photographed by Helmut Newton in 1975. Of course, it's a rehash of the masculine styles worn by Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn in the '30s and '40s, but something so good is bound to come back again and again. See the original post here.
I have a selection of floppy, wide-brimmed hats. Straw ones for summer days by the sea, and wool ones for those crisp Autumn days. A friend of mine picked up a gorgeous original vintage one from a vintage fair, from the £5 bargain bin - keep your eyes peeled, as the vintage ones are far superior in quality to most trotted out by the high street each year.
Well yee-haw! My husband has a few Western shirts from the '70s, and I have one too - pictured below I'm wearing the '70s Western shirt I thrifted for $1. The picture is from 8 years ago, in Texas, and that's a genuine cowboy hat I'm wearing too! It was pre-blog, so please excuse the lack of a proper 'outfit' picture! I also have some beautiful tooled Western style boots, original 1970s' ones, from a car boot sale.
So, have I convinced you that the '70s weren't bad for fashion?
This post is my entry to become the face of the 1970s for the charity Oxfam, who are running a contest for vintage fans.