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Seasonal Trends

Fall/Winter 2015 Trend: The Seventies

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Bottega Veneta, Nina Ricci, Tracy Reese 


Ahhh, the Seventies…again. This is the trend we highlighted as THE trend of the season in the spring. And here we are again, the Seventies is the trend of the season. The difference? This isn’t just a fashion people thing anymore. We’ve just returned from shopping with clients in New York and I can tell you, this trend is EVERYWHERE. Although we are arguing for grey as the color of the season this week, the second runner up is a rusty, coppery, distinctly-seventies brown.  Not your color? The one item you should try is a high-waisted flare jean. This is the most important item on my fall shopping list!

Happy Shopping,

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Your legs will be thanking you once you catch a glimpse of yourself in flared jeans with platforms. This combo nips in your waist and makes you look six feet tall. Complete the look with a skinny scarf (the season’s hottest accessory) and a bucket bag.

Michael Kors Cashmere Sweater, $895

Frame Denim Le High Flare Jeans, $230

Chloe Leather Slingback Mules, $1,095

Prada Daino Pebbled Leather Belt, $370

Michael Kors Miranda Medium Leather Bucket Bag, $695

Chloe Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses, $375

Gucci Printed Silk-Georgette Scarf, $400

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated Earrings, $50




If the Seventies is your favorite trend, a fringed mini skirt is your dare-to-wear piece of the season. Be sure to keep it age appropriate with black tights and a refined white blouse.

Michael Michael Kors Embroidered Cotton and Silk-Blend Blouse, $195

Falke Pure Matt 50 Denier Tights, $38

Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Suede Ankle Boots, $1,145

Gucci Dionysus Suede Shoulder Bag, $1,350

Bottega Veneta Sterling Silver Hoops Earrings, $410

Pamela Love Tribal Spike Silver Necklace, $225




While we at RLS would love to see our readers in fringed mini-skirts, their bosses might not. To bring the Seventies into the office, stick with a muted color palette and add a touch of suede. Chocolate brown, burnt orange, deep teal, mustard, and olive, will all bring out the Seventies vibe without upsetting HR.

Gucci Wool-Blend Blazer, $1,750

Tomas Maier Pussy-Bow Washed-Satin Top, $495

Chloe Stretch-Wool Flared Pants, $1,095

Tomas Maier Fringed Suede Loafers, $550

Mulberry Bayswater Tote, $1,430

Melissa Joy Manning 14 Karat Gold Wishbone Earrings, $365

Jennifer Fisher Large Twisted Cylinder Gold-Plated Cuff, $1,255



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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