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Mar 15

70′s Rewind

Category: Shoes To Go With

Are you ready to go back to the 70′s this summer? Or maybe you missed it the first time around, in which case, you’ll be encountering this period of decadent glamour anew. Style icons such as  Jerry Hall, Bianca Jagger and Lauren Hutton were clearly a form of inspiration for the Spring Summer 11 collections on offer from Marc Jacobs and Derek Lam.

For most mere mortals, the best way to have fun with it is to work in some key elements without going overboard. After all, disco glitter, Boogie Wonderland hair and hot pants may not be the most practical option for the school run or that uber important meeting!

Any one of the all important maxi dress, raffia bag, floppy sun hat, flares, big bouncy hair, lip gloss and a few luxe tan accessories can help to recreate a 70′s feel. And not forgetting that personal favourite of ours, the platform shoe.

For off duty chic, opt for this seasons full on or skinny flared jean – when teamed with a pair of camel and tan snake platform heels and a simple silk shirt, the 70′s take on an altogether more sophisticated vibe.

Camel Tan d’Orsay Snake Platform

In high summer, a breezy maxi dress is perfect for a long lazy lunch followed by a stroll in the sunshine. Be a boho babe and pair it with luxe accessories – these coral, black and fuchsia buckle sandals add instant 70′s brights appeal.

Coral Fuschia Leather Buckle Sandal

Channel your inner disco diva for a glamorous evening out. The jumpsuit is definitely having a moment and what better way to work sophisticated 70′s glamour than with shimmering jewellery, an embellished clutch and heels to die for. These purple satin sandals complete with silver metallic flower and embellished ankle strap will let you shine on the dance floor.

Purple Satin Metallic Flower Sandals

Platforms aren’t the only way to work the 70′s trend – take a look at how the very stylish Emily from leading fashion blog, Fashion Foie Gras worked with snake to create a perfect 70′s inspired, flower adorned pointed court. For more inspiration to help you get your groove on, check out our 70′s retro gallery.

Upper Street shoes come in a huge range of sizes from the petite 33 (UK 1.5) to the generous 43 (UK 10) with 4 width fittings. We also offer free alterations to fit and we’re so confident that you’ll love your final design that we’ll refund you if you don’t!

To book an appointment in our London Studio, email iloveshoes@upperstreet.com or call us on 0845 680 9365.

If you can’t make it the studio but still want to see our full range of luxurious materials, visit our Upper Street Swatch Store.Whether you’d like to experience the richness of our suedes, feel the silken quality of our sumptuous Italian satins or visualise our glossy patents as a shoe, you can order as many swatches as you want!

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  1. [...] Foie Gras designed these beautiful tan snakeskin with natural python flower shoes that have a real 70s Retro feel about them, and also pick up on the floral trend. She’s very happy with the result as [...]

  2. The Golden Shoe Awards - Fashion | Push PR March 24th, 2011 5:01 pm

    [...] Foie Gras designed these beautiful tan snakeskin with natural python flower shoes that have a real 70s Retro feel about them, and also pick up on the floral trend. She’s very happy with the result as you [...]