Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge fan of vintage fashion whether that is authentic vintage or inspired. I’m also a fan of a great discount. This outfit combines the best of both. A nod to the 70s and 90s at a discounted price. A few weeks ago the Big Fashion Sale came to Sydney which mean’t two things… 1. An updated wardrobe and 2. Going broke. The Big Fashion Sale is a “unique boutique clearance event featuring an exciting array of talented Australian and International fashion designers selling past season collections, samples and offs”. This year was my first year attending the pop up event. If you are an Australian resident I highly recommend signing up to the VIP list so you know when the next pop up date and location is.
Whilst at the Big Fashion Sale I acquired some great pieces. (Most of the pieces will be featured on the blog this coming month). One of those pieces were these Flared Jeans from Rag & Bone. Not only do these jeans just scream the 70s but they are the perfect staple to add for the coming colder months ahead. I’m always interested in how fashion changes throughout the decades. I find it fascinating how historical and cultural events shape fashion. After purchasing these flared jeans it got me thinking about the style in the 70s and what made this style of jean/pant so prominent.
Previously to the 70s and 60s the flared style was indicative of an uprising to anti-fashion. Designers started to take note and began making the pant in a variety of ways. The cut of pant followed the shape of having a tight waist, flaring out from the knee to hem. In the 70s there was a great contrast in fashion, hence the uprising to anti-fashion. The rock and glam fashions took inspiration from stars such as David Bowie. The platform boots also became popular to pair with the pant. The classic 70s boots were originally inspired by the 40s with a chunkier heel. The boots and flares came to shape the typical 70’s look.
To complete this outfit I paired the jeans with some sky high chunky boots. Again, to keep with the 70s inspiration. For my top I went for something simple and free flowing. To mix the outfit up a little bit I paired a floral bomber jacket and accessorised with a choker, which is where the 90s influence comes into play.