Gift Guide: The Seventies
In case you haven’t had a chance yet to flip through the glossy pages of STYLED, the book (which if we do say so is a great stocking stuffer, a perfect gift for your in-laws, ex-boyfriend, 2nd husband, new baby, just about anyone) now is your chance at a little sneak peek into one of our favorite parts of the book – The very first chapter called “Name Your Style.” In this section of the book, there is a style diagnostic quiz to help determine your style. Are you rustic, boho, 70’s, industrial, or one of the many other styles? I am sure the suspense is killing you, so do yourself a favor, take the quiz and see where you fall.
This season, we wanted to translate the many styles of that quiz into some fun gift guides in case you were wondering what to buy your great aunt Mildred who falls into the 80’s category, or your high-school bestie who scored into the industrial category. This week it is 70’s so lets dim the lights, turn up the Donna Summer hits, and let your, oh so heavy, eyeshadow do all the talking.
Revolution was kind of a big deal in the 70’s. A new self-confident attitude began to emerge as people felt liberated from the confines of social norms, political injustices, and . . . bras. This newfound independence opened the floodgates on style — from Annie Hall to Farrah Fawcett, pretty much anything went. Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed down this explosion of diverse personalities into three categories: City Smart, Disco Chic, and Flower Child.
First up we’ve got City Smart, for all you hardworking, business-transacting, downtown-dwellers. Come walk with us through Mary Tyler Moore’s Minneapolis studio apartment and stroll the streets of Woodie Allen’s Big Apple.
No one rocks a suit like Dianne Keaton. Well, except maybe for you.
1. Write Notebook || 2. Leather and Gold Watch || 3. Black Fedora || 4. Tortoise Shell Glasses || 5. Plaid Blazer || 6. Gold Layered Necklace || 7. Navy Cardigan || 8. Men’s Saddle Oxfords || 9. Leather Briefcase Bag || 10. Hair Bow || 11. Tweed Blazer | 12. Wool Plaid Vest || 13. Tan Turtleneck || 14. Black Framed Glasses || 15. Tassle Loafers
Next up, we look to JLaw and BCoops (that’s what everyone is calling him these days, right?) for inspiration. It’s Disco Glam – Think sexy, blown out locks, leisure suits, and deep Vs, people.
1. Oversized Trench Coat || 2. Tarte Contour Kit || 3. Tarte Contour Brush || 4. Mirrored Trinket Box || 5. Sunglasses || 6. Elnett Hairspray || 7. White Wrap Bodysuit || 8. Horse Bit Necklace || 9. Banana Leaf Sconces || 10. Georges Briard Mirrored Ice Bucket || 11. Dipped Champagne Flutes || 12. Men’s White Scarf || 13. Grey Wide Leg Trousers || 14. Royall Spyce Aftershave Lotion || 15. Gold Hoop Earrings || 16. Gold-Plated Flask || 17. Aviator Sunglasses || 18. Velvet Loafers || 19. Gold Strappy Pumps || 20. Silk Kimono
Last, but not least, we’ve got our peace-loving, free-spirited Flower Child. This look probably most closely resembles our featured Styled inspiration image and really represents a lot of what the 70s was all about – touching things. It’s shaggy, soft, rugged, smooth, and totally groovy.
1. Caged Cuff Ring || 2. Gemma Rancher Hat || 3. Folk Style Kimono || 4. Hanging Rattan Chair || 5. Fur Trimmed Robe || 6. Minkpink Overalls || 7. Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant || 8. “I Love You, Honey Bear” Vinyl || 9. Bamboo Magazine Rack || 10. Pro-ject Essential Red Turntable || 11. Suede Skirt || 12. Suede Platform Ankle Boots || 13. Hanging Macrame Planter || 14. Kat and Roger Coffee Dripper || 15. Space Age Mirror Balls || 16. Fur Ottoman || 17. Palo Santo and Sage Set || 18. Curtis Wax Jacket || 19. Moroccan Wedding Throw
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of the book, and are craving some more interior and style inspiration you can pick up your copy here, and while you’re impatiently waiting for that postman to arrive you can check out some behind the scenes, and a few more peeks inside the pages of the book here: Book Title And Cover Options | The Real Book Cover | Behind The Book – Styling The Perfect Shot | Styled On Shelves Now
*written by Jessica Isaac for EHD