It goes without saying that the 70’s were one of the most exciting decades for fashion. I think this is because there were so many turns in just the short timespan – ranging from bohemian dresses at music festivals to metallic palazzo pants at the disco. It’s interesting how music and fashion coincide so well with one another… two areas I’m most passionate about.
Have you ever had a concert to go to where you felt you needed to dress a particular way based on the music genre? I’ll be the first to admit the sequins I wear to a Beyonce show are not coming with me to see Smashing Pumpkins! For someone like myself who loves all genres of music (except country!), I enjoy taking advantage of each opportunity to play a different role in my fashion choices. Some people have a consistent style that makes them happy – and that’s totally okay! However, when I look at my closet I see so many different versions of myself – punk/goth, funky, free-spirited, androgynous, whimsical, etc. – which I believe is heavily influence by my passion for music.
Going back to the 70’s – style contributions from this decade are definitely what make up the majority of my closet! The bohemian trend for girls my age is ever so prominent amongst the music festival scene, so we sometimes forget about the influence disco had on fashion. I found this gold velvet jumpsuit at Zara and knew I couldn’t pass up these palazzo pants! To make it a little more funky, I paired it with this Missoni turban I scored at a local liquidator store in New Orleans.
P.S. – This weekend brings BUKU Music + Art Project, which is a 2-day music and art festival born in New Orleans focusing on hip-hop, indie and electronic acts. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see a huge style shift from this look compared to my BUKU outfit choices, which is influenced by the genre of music that will be present… stay tuned!