Why The ’70s Are The Ultimate Summer Style Guide

Who among us doesn’t wish they lived in a ’70s dreamland? Continuing the 1960s fashion theme of individual style, flares, platforms, fringing and suede dominated the ’70s fashion era with icons aplenty; Joni Mitchell, Cher, Bianca Jagger, and more making huge waves in the style world.

70's summer style

From hippy and glam rock to disco and bohemian, the decade encapsulates numerous iconic styles that are still wearable today. It’s the ideal decade of fashion for encapsulating summer. With key items and details for which the ’70s are known for, such as earthy tones, suede, bell-bottom pants, fringing and high-waisted designs, embrace the whimsical uniqueness and freedom of expression of the ’70s this summer.

Lil Miss Sunshine Flower Power Tote

Nothing screams “’70s!” quite like retro colors and bold floral prints. This vegan leather tote bag makes a majorly groovy statement and is big enough to hold all your daily essentials into summer and beyond!


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70's summer style

Embroidered-Sleeve Popover Top

A flowy, bubble sleeve top that goes with pretty much everything.

Finley Platform Sandals

These fun, chunky platform sandals also come in black and cream.

Wildflower Flare Pants

You can’t have the ’70s without some floral-print bell bottoms.

Re/Done ’70s Graphic Tee

Super soft and perfectly retro.

You Say Goodbye, I Say Yellow Dress

We love this breezy, retro-inspired midi dress for hot days.

Chambray Swing Blouse

Don’t you think Jane Birkin would love this?

’70s Oversized Bevelled Square Sunglasses

The ’70s called, they want their sunnies back.

Sundry Cobalt Shorts

Track-inspired short shorts were all the rage in the ’70s, and we’re still here for it.

Hannah One-Piece

Effortlessly laid back and available in five colors, this is perfect for beach days or nights out.

Aurora Wrap-Tie Clog Sandal

Pair these ’70s-inspired shoes with with your favorite denim shorts or flowy sundress.

Oversized Hoop Earrings

Big hoops are a ’70s-inspired trend that will never, ever go out of style.

Kylie Reversible Top

We don’t know what we love more, the square-neck side, the cross-front side or the dainty flared cuffs.

Rolling in the Flowers Wide-Leg Jeans

These fun pants pair perfectly with your favorite crop top and clogs.

Hilltop Shirt

The daisy print really gives this airy top the perfect retro vibe.

Bouncing Over the Rainbow Denim Shortalls

These denim shortalls combine so many of our favorite elements of the 1970s.

Calabasas Clogs

No ’70s-inspired wardrobe is complete without the perfect pair of clogs. These also come in two fun floral prints.


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram