If there is a decade that I am drawn to, it is the ’70s. I was a teenager during the ’70s and so the music, fashion, and culture are both familiar and comforting to me. My mother decorated our home with shag rugs, arc lamps and relaxed furnishings. Her decor seems to of left its stamp on me in a very big way; my living room has a shag rug and arc lamp.
I definitely owned several pieces of plaid clothing, whether it was dresses, pants, or skirts. Pairing these with warm knits and high boots were all the rage back then and, so it seems, today as well.
This outfit by Worth New York drew me in at first glance because it felt so retro to me. I love the weight of the skirt. It is perfect for a warm California winter, or a spring/fall East Coast day. But the pièce de résistance is the crisscross wrap. This is the most unique yet useful item of clothing that I purchased this year; Worth New York, you have done it again. My vintage brown suede boots and vintage Celine bag are the perfect compliment to the ’70s feel of the outfit. Moral of the story, don’t toss things simply because they are old… a new outfit can always use an old friend.