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70s Fashion Is Making a Comeback in an Unexpected Way

I'm so excited for the resurgence of the 70s. While I'm an 80s baby, I've always had a thing for deep retro hues like mustard yellow, rust, and olive green. I don't think I'll ever stop obsessing over millennial pink, but I can totally get behind this trio.

Brianna Lapolla Curator

StyleCaster | Lauren Caruso

Millennial pink may have taken the Insta-world (and, uh, the IRL world too, if you count brands like Glossier, Saturday Skin, Acne Studios, and NYC’s Cafe Henrie and Pietro Nolita) by storm all throughout 2016, but 2017 is singing a new, more vintage-inspired tune. In place of the Pepto hue this spring is a trio of colors, all with a very, very specific origin: the 70s.

Can’t remember what 70s fashion was like? Think: mustard yellows with burnt siennas, often with an earthy green or camel peppered in – sometimes all three (!) on a striped, wide-leg pant. Even now, lipstick red has been replaced with a distinctive rust color that resembles the god-awful Formica countertops we all had in the 80s – and even though the color didn’t lend itself well to cabinetry, it turns out, it looks killer on just about every skin tone. And that’s why it’s all but dethroned millennial pink.

Last September, designers couldn’t get enough of the throwback palette, pushing pink even further off our radar: Bottega Veneta sent at least half a dozen orange- and chartreuse-toned looks down its spring runway; Prabal Gurung made the same underrated hues look both feminine and modern for spring (no easy feat); and Prada became the poster child for mixing 70s-inspired prints, what with the orange window-pane sweater vest, which the brand’s namesake styled with a yellow midi skirt.

To celebrate the resurgence of the decade that gave us bell-bottoms, The Jackson 5, and “Schoolhouse Rock,” we’re bringing you our favorite pieces that rock 70s vibes in updated, modern silhouettes (read: an off-the-shoulder top in olive green, a pleated mini skirt in a metallic bronze, a sunflower-hued leather shoulder bag). Our 31 picks, ahead.

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Loeil Faé Blouse, $128; at Loeil

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Marni Crew Neck Sweater, $735; at Maryam Nassir Zadeh

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Reformation Cruz Dress in Sunflower, $178; at Reformation

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Petite Studio Clementine Buckle Top, $79; at Petite Studio

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Robert Clergerie Blosst; $595; at Need Supply

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Alix Standard Top + Normandy Bottom, $210; at Alix

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House of Sunny Record Skirt, $58; at Need Supply

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Hensely Neck-Tie Blouse, $750; at Moda Operandi

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ASOS Twill Midi Skirt with Pockets, $43; at ASOS

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Wilfred Ducharme Dress in Nutmeg, $125; at Aritzia

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Made By Dawn Ribbed Bikini, $285; at Moda Operandi

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A.L.C. Olympia Open-Back Top, $325; at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Aje Zeppelin Jacket, $890; at Revolve

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COS Relaxed Cotton Chinos, $89; at COS

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Pomelo Karis Pleated Midi Skirt in Copper $31; at Pomelo

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Everlane Cashmere V-Neck in Camel, $120; at Everlane

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Simon Miller Bonsai in Moss, $390; at Simon Miller

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Baserange Silk Satin Yogi Dress, $250; at The Dreslyn

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Rachel Comey Tetra Heel in Salmon Velvet, $426; at Garmentory

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Oak + Fort Tank 1346 in Olive, $38; at Oak + Fort

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Marais Sophia Mule, $255; at Marais

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Imago-A Demi Lune Bag, $525; at The Dreslyn

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Pixie Market Olive Knit Fold Off-the-Shouler Top, $85; at Pixie Market

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Samuji Como Coat, $850; at The Dreslyn

Gray Matters Mildred Classic in Mattone, $475; at Gray Matters

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Audrey Wang Mustard Velvet Dress, $139; at The Frankie Shop

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Frame Denim Mid-Rise Suede Pants, $950; at Moda Operandi

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H&M Cotton Trench Coat, $149; at H&M

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Red Valentino Striped Wide-Leg Gabardine Trousers, $395; at Matches Fashion

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Nili Lotan Short Cami Dress, $545; at Shopbop

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Mikoh Barcelona Cutout Printed Bikini, $110; at Net-A-Porter

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