When I think of the ’70s, I think of iconic women like Lauren Hutton, Anjelica Huston, Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall. The decade oozed with sensuality, with its slinky silhouettes and carefree attitude. “It was like you were walking around naked, but you had clothes on,” Phyllis Magidson, the curator of costumes and textiles at the Museum of the City of New York, best described the era in a recent New York Times piece.
This season saw many designers take style cues from the opulent decade, most notably Chanel (including the feminist march!), Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. So, when Winners gave me a ’70s Style challenge, I jumped at the opportunity to channel some of my style idols. Taking cues from my favourite ’70s glamazons, I opted for a slinky Cynthia Rowley silk jumpsuit ($79.99) and paired it with a menswear-inspired blazer, a key item of the decade. When it came to ’70s accessories, flashier was always better. Elton John-esque pink and gold Gucci sunglasses ($99.99) proved an irresistible companion to the print jumpsuit. Babes of that era would agree that the higher the heel, the better, and Marc Fisher snakeskin pumps ($59.99) were just the perfect heels to finish off the look.
A big thanks to Winners and Huffington Post Canada for this fun challenge. For more #WinnersFabFinds, check out Crissy Fundaro of Some Velvet Morning and Aney Mei on the Allure of Simplicity on Instagram.