The 70’s are back and better than ever for spring 2011, and it seems like the imminent trendcast is causing just as much glee as it is groaning. I, personally, am excited for a little fling with the 70’s when the sun comes back out to play. Why not? Orange is nothing but fun and maxi skirts are so comfortable. However, there are some out there who have their doubts, and I suppose I can understand why…

But there are other things to visualize aside from the The Brady Bunch when it comes to 70’s style. Take, for example, Halston. I love Halston. One of the most revered and influential labels of the early 70’s and infamous for its luxurious, iconic American sportswear, Halston, too, is back and better than ever. And this time around, they label has launched a new, hip diffusion line under the name Halston Heritage, with Sarah Jessica Parker at the label’s helm (that white dress in SATC 2? Halston Heritage). Now, people are paying attention more than ever. The Halston Spring 2011 Collection put forth bursts of orange and genius draping that effortlessly succeedes in echoing what the brand once was over thirty years before, and more importantly, why it was so desirable (Studio 54, anyone?).

So, go ahead, try and embrace some 70’s style—even if it just means sporting some gold statement jewelry or an orange top with a pair of tan trousers. I’ve picked out all sorts of stuff for you to try (Psst: “flatforms” are the new platforms). Because it wasn’t all bad, and its high points, alive and well, clearly continue to inspire the future…

Left to right: Lanvin Stretch-Silk Halterneck Jumpsuit, $2180; Topshop Ruched Maxi Jumpsuit, $60

Left to right: Velvet Bailey Marled Heather Dolman, $83; Sanctuary Georgia Shell, $85

Left to right: 7 For All MankindBelle Bottom Super Flare, $198; J. Brand Bette 70’s Wide Leg Jean, $219

Clockwise from top left: Nuggard Designs Big O Necklace, $48; Topshop Beaten Metal Cuff, $28; Satya Jewelry Hasma Pendant, $188; Crown Vintage Peace Platform, $60; Charlotte Russe Perforated Slingback, $36

Extra credit:
1. BCBG Contrast Jumpsuit, $118
2. Vila Barker Detail Jumpsuit, $117
3. Privileged Butterfly Pendant, $58
4. Lucky Brand Paloma Embroidered Smock, $99
5. Topshop Tobacco Crochet Tunic, $88
6. Free People Freida Blouse, $78
7. Warehouse Ruffle Blouse, $81
8. Armand Basi Silk Blend T-Shirt, $220
9. Elizabeth and James Hippie Leather Platform, $395
10. Alloy Starlet Stiletto, $40

Photos provided courtesy of style.com


One response to “OBSESSED: HALSTON AND THE 1970’S

  1. Love the halterneck construction – flattering for many body types.

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