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The 70′s Are Back!

That’s right, the 70′s are back! They made a huge comeback on the spring 2011 runways of such style setters Marc Jacobs, Etro, Emilio Pucci as well as Pink Tartan here in Toronto! I love how the happy colours and styles that are very figure flattering have returned…think bell bottoms and caftans!

Here are some fabulous pieces to get the look:

1…Missoni Mare Bolivar Crochet-Knit Maxi Caftan. $1020 US available at net-a-porter. I love this piece how fabulous are the Missoni knits anyways with such a vintage vibe, but then a full length caftan in their iconic knit, I couldn’t be more in love, and it is soo figure flattering. Dress it up or down, you are set for the season with a great pair of flats or go truly 70′s with a fabulous pair of wedges. As well I have seen some amazing long dresses from the likes of Etro and Velvet at Holt Renfrew during my last shopping trip.

2…House of Harlow 1960 Large Feather Cuff. $98 US available at and also at Holt Renfrew in Canada. I am absolutely in love with Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow collection and this large feather cuff is no exception. It is gold plated and would layer great with other cuffs and bangles for that truly 70′s vibe.

3…Etro Embroidered Silk Chiffon Poncho. $720 US available at net-a-porter. This beautiful poncho would look great layered over one of the many selections of bell bottom jeans available this season, or a great pant like the flare from Alice + Olivia.

4…Alexis Bittar Bangles. Top: Modernist Rhodium Large Ocean Ripple Hinge Bracelet, $425 US. Left: Gold Sophia Hinge Bracelet in sundown, $295 US. Right: Small Square Bangle in light sage, $85 US. Alexis Bittar Lucite bracelets are always stylish, and they are right on trend with the colour offerings this season: light sage, sundown, silver, steel blue, muted pink, warm gray and black. Wear them in stacks to really make a statement.

5…Twelfth St By Cynthia Vincent Jagger Zip Front Wedge Sandal. $395 US this style exclusive to I love this wedge by Cynthia Vincent, it has made a comeback after being so successful last season and you can still get the plain leather ones at many different retailers, but I love the twist with the printed canvass straps on the wood platform. I will be wearing these with bell bottom jeans, caftans as well as cute sundresses all summer long.

6…Alice + Olivia Stacey Flared Pants. $253 US available at I love how there is now a fabulous bell option in non-denim. This is a great way to mix up this trend for work or when you just don’t feel like wearing jeans. Pair it with great wedges and floaty tunic top with piled on bangles for a truly chic sophisticated take on the 70′s trend.

7…Marc Jacobs Runway Look Jumpsuit. This Jumpsuit is already sold out at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Barneys. It is so incredibly fabulous and does 70′s so perfectly. There are many inspirations that can be found in trend shops like H&M and Topshop, so go ahead and really do this look up.

8…Dauphines of New York The Front Row Headband. $80 US at I love the look of the headband worn this way. I am crazy about the Dauphines of New York collection when I first came across it on shopbop, and I think that this makes that 70′s look more current with the mixture of chain, rhinestones and faux pearls.

The 70′s may actually be one of my favourite trends for Spring/Summer 2011. It is so happy and bright and really feels perfect for coming out of these winter months, and they are figure friendly!

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