Autumnal Seventies Style | Oversized Sweater and Floppy Hat

Seventies style - oversized purple knit, floppy hat
The cooler weather has meant that I’m rediscovering lots of items I’d [sort of] forgotten that I had.

This autumn I’m finding that I’m wearing quite a few pieces for only the second time – I often buy things in the sales just as the seasons are changing so might get one or two wears out of them before the weather gets too warm/cold. This oversized roll neck sweater was only worn once to London Fashion Week in February and I never got round to wearing it again – till now.

I went for a seventies-style look by adding my floppy felt hat (worn just once before) and the uber bargain that was the eagle necklace from Asos. I’ve had it for ages but not worn it yet because of the awkward length: too short for a pendant, and too long for a choker. However, the style of this sweater allowed me to thread a plain gold chain through each end of the eagle necklace and hide the ends under the roll neck… ta-da, one perfect-length statement necklace!

To tone down the seventies feel I added dark skinny jeans and my Kelya silver and white brogues, rather than going for flared jeans and block-heeled boot. I generally prefer flashes of retro style teamed with modern pieces (it’s how I approach wearing vintage) to create a more eclectic look that I feel more comfortable in.

Do you mix up your decades at all? Which is your favourite decade to emulate and what sort of pieces do you wear – do share in the comments!

Seventies style - oversized purple knit, floppy hat
Skinny jeans, white and silver brogues
Seventies style - oversized purple knit, floppy hat
Purple knitwear and statement necklace
Seventies style - oversized purple knit, floppy hat
Catherine x
P.S. If you like this floppy hat you can see the last time I wore it here!

Hat: Asos, Sweater: Diesel, Jeans: c/o !iT Collective, Necklace: Asos, Sunglasses: French Connection, Brogues: c/o Kelya Shoes, Bag: Asos, Watch: River Island, Nails: Maybelline Gel Nail Colour Divine Wine 265

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    • 4 November 2014 / 1:37 pm

      So glad you like it, Cristina, thank you!!

  1. 27 October 2014 / 11:42 pm

    Love that hat, i also shop the sales and store away till the right season x

    • 27 October 2014 / 11:56 pm

      It's great to get them out and have hardly remembered them, isn't it Laurie…?! Thanks hun x

  2. 26 October 2014 / 6:15 pm

    Great look! You are right, better to have a flash of the seventies than all over.

    • 27 October 2014 / 11:27 pm

      I do feel a bit "overboard" if I do a decade from head-to-toe. Some can pull it off, but I prefer to mix it up a bit. Thank you Greetje my lovely x

  3. 22 October 2014 / 12:05 am

    So I totally need your shoes love the metallic on them! And of course your sweater is in my favorite color;)

    Aloha, Kathleen | House of Polynesia

    • 22 October 2014 / 10:32 am

      The shoes are pretty cool, aren't they Kathleen?! And I'm loving purple everything at the moment too! Thanks so much x

  4. 21 October 2014 / 8:33 pm

    Beautiful sweater and hat 🙂

  5. 21 October 2014 / 11:31 am

    I love, love, love this outfit. The only thing I would add is flared or wide jeans – but then I can't wear the skinnies the way Catherine does…

    • 21 October 2014 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you ever so much, Mary – so glad you like it!

  6. 21 October 2014 / 10:54 am

    I love your cool, casual chic look ! The big, cozy sweater is a great contrast to your skinny jeans!
    Red Reticule

  7. 21 October 2014 / 4:37 am

    Are those – gulp! – POCKETS in this amazing purple turtleneck, dearest Catherine?! I think I just arrived in sweater heaven!! And your floppy hat and eagle pendant make this outfit both a little bohemian and a little rock-and-roll…a combination that happens to be a personal favourite!! XOXO

    • 21 October 2014 / 8:03 am

      Yes they are pockets, Monika – and I had no idea there WERE pockets on it until this weekend! I discovered them and was super surprised (and pleased)!! Thanks so much as always lovely Monika xx

  8. 20 October 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Love this look chick, I alWays buy things in the sale and wear them once too. That necklace is amazing

    • 21 October 2014 / 8:01 am

      I do get round to wearing them again eventually, Lauren… when they come out of storage it's pretty much like having a new piece!! Thank you my lovely x

    • 21 October 2014 / 8:00 am

      I fluctuate between decades I want to emulate but I think autumn is perfect for a seventies feel! Thank you sweetie x

  9. 20 October 2014 / 4:36 pm

    Thats bag is really nice xx

    • 21 October 2014 / 7:59 am

      It helps that it's huge too, Gail :)) Thank you hun x

    • 21 October 2014 / 7:59 am

      Thanks Stephanie – the sweater is a beaut, isn't it…?! x

  10. 20 October 2014 / 3:45 pm

    those shoes are awesome!

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