Our Editor-in-Chief is no stranger to seamlessly infusing style elements from decades past into stellar present day looks, which means this season’s 70s-themed trends are her style specialty. Here, Rachel Zoe shares the Fall 2014 trends at the top of her shopping list, plus the styling insights that make each one an instant wardrobe classic.
The Lush Shearling
“An iconic style of the ‘70s, a lush shearling is essential to every modern woman’s wardrobe. This silhouette is ultra femme, so you can easily throw it on over more masculine pairings like tailored pants and structured blouses."
The Riding Boot
“Perfectly polished and totally timeless, if you’re going to update your boot assortment this season, make sure riding boots are in the mix. Whether you wear them with curve-hugging skinnies or skirts of any length, you can’t go wrong.”
“Oversized and retro, round sunnies add a touch of glamour to any ensemble and flatter just about every face shape.”
The Chunky Cardigan
“Cozy knits are a non-negotiable wardrobe must-have year-round! I’m partial to chunky cardigans that have a bit of texture to them.”
The Fringe Bag
“I can’t imagine a more perfect reincarnation of the Gucci bamboo bag…it’s a fringe fantasy. The bold hue perfectly punctuates an otherwise monochromatic look.”
The Blanket Coat
“Whether you live in L.A., New York or anywhere in between, a voluminous blanket coat is a chic, practical piece you’ll wear over and over. The silhouette is timeless, so you can layer it with just about anything – from chunky sweaters to rocker tees."
The Paisley Shawl
“The oversized scarf has more than stood the test of time, mainly because it’s the easiest way to make a statement. A boldly printed version that boasts a rich, Autumnal color palette can give a jeans-and-t-shirt combo an extra touch of charm.”
The Swing Dress
“A leg-baring shift dress is always appropriate and so easy for everyday wear. I like to think of it as a blank canvas for piles of gold jewelry or a single statement necklace. Add a pair of platform heels for some super ‘70s sex appeal.”
The Suede Pants
“Nothing screams rock ‘n roll glam quite like the perfect pair of bell-bottoms. The suede “Rachel” pant from my Fall 2014 collection is a total dream! Pair them with skyscraper heels and the aforementioned shearling for a chic homage to my favorite decade.”
The Chelsea Bootie
“Every girl needs a pair of Chelsea boots in her shoe arsenal. With its wood stacked heel, a shorter version is perfection when worn casually with a micro mini and black tights.”