From the runway into reality

Bring back your favorite 70s look with these hot trends straight from the runway.

That '70s Show

Whether it’s snow melting away into blue spring skies or the heat of summer simmering into a crisp, breezy fall afternoon, there is great anticipation and joy when one season ends and the next begins.

Besides the changing of seasons, what gets me giddy is fashion week creating excitement for next season’s styles.

Yes, I’m aware that NYC is thousands of miles away but I still can experience the feel the thrill and delight from this fashion extravaganza!

College students don’t have the budget or access to one-of-a-kind runway creations. However, taking inspiration from the shows is one of the best ways to breathe new life into your look.

One of the standout collections for spring 2011 was one of my favorites, Marc Jacobs. Season after season, Jacobs wows us with his innovative looks.

For spring 2011 he tapped into one of my favorite eras, the 70s.

Adding a 70s flare into your spring wardrobe

Denim is an iconic fabric that just about everyone sports. Try a pair of bell-bottoms to channel the ‘70s era.

Not only is it a great break from your jeggings, it is extremely flattering for all body types!

Bright colors are also key for an authentic 70s style.  Bold colors such as canary yellow, cobalt blue, magenta and saffron orange are my favorite picks.

Try these hues in sheer blouses!

Flatforms were seen all over Jacobs’ show. Now you’re asking, “What is a flatform?”

Think flats + platforms. If you feel daring, pair this footwear trend with a simple shirt-dress or high waisted shorts.

Floppy hats scream 70s glamour and look just as fabulous with jeans and a tee as well as a flowy dress. The bonus? Protecting your precious skin from the sun!

Nothing is more easy, breezy and oh so chic then a maxi dress. Maxi dresses are perfect with flat sandals, strappy heels or wedges for day and night.

To get your 70s groove visit online:

In Mount Pleasant visit

Target (4097 East Blue Grass Road)

Trillium Fine Clothing for Women (123 East Broadway Street)

Fashion Bug (2145 South Mission)

Click the video to watch the Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 collection.

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