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Sick of the 70’s yet?  Of course you aren’t.  Revival of 1970’s trends happens all the time.  While fashion is having a full flower-child moment right now, some trends have been around for many seasons– super flared pants, platforms, fringe, and (todays 70’s trend) jumpsuits.  Before the 70’s, jumpsuits (especially the kind like I am wearing today) were just for Grease Monkeys.  The 70’s brought about a sleeker style of the trend in mediums like silk, lycra, and knit-jersey.

Today’s 1970’s OOTD features a Vintage Red Jumpsuit and Vintage Halston Fedora hat.  This hat is by the iconic 1970’s designer, Halston.  I mentioned the designer in last weeks coverage of Suede, but I would be remiss not to speak a bit more about Halston’s influence on the 70’s.  Tall and handsome, Halston was a real celebrity.  He was best friends to Liz Taylor and Liza Minelli and a regular at the famous New York City hotspot, Studio 54.  Before he created the disco dresses of the late 70’s, Halston actually began his career as a milliner.  He was most famously known for the hats he designed for Jackie Kennedy, the most recognizable of which was the white pillbox she wore at JFK’s inauguration (see below).  Jackie Kennedy was introduced to Halston at his millinery salon within Bergdorf Goodmans.  He quickly became her milliner of choice due, in part, because he had the same hat size as she did (an unusually large size for a woman.)  The story goes that he would try his custom hats for her on himself and study every angle using multiple mirrors to make sure that they were perfect for her public appearances.  I’ve included some pictures of Jackie Kennedy in Halston Hats following today’s OOTD.

For today’s 70’s Jumpsuit OOTD, I chose to accessorize with white lucite earrings (currently being sold at H&M!), a vintage Art Deco Necklace, and cheapie bracelets also from H&M.  Sky-high Platforms were a staple of the 1970’s; my color-blocked version are by Stuart Weitzman.  Finally, I’m wearing my favorite “concealed weapon” clutch; you might remember it from this Gangster Fashion Week ensemble last fall.

Pretty much every designer included a Red Jumpsuit in their spring collections.  Check out of all of my favorites below, and grab one of your own to rock this summer.

Outfit Details:

Hat: Vintage Halston circa 1970’s (Similar available here.)

Jumpsuit: Vintage circa 1970’s (Similar available here.)

Earrings: H&M

Necklace: Vintage circa 1920’s

Bracelets: H&M

Clutch: Unknown

Platform Shoe: Stuart Weitzman


Photography by: Ashleigh Cuty; Styling by: Karen Weaver,

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