A Whole Lotta Seventies Styling in a Bold Summer Outfit

A Whole Lotta Seventies Styling in the Boldest Summer Outfit: Catherine Summers AKA Not Dressed As Lamb wearing oversized pink sunglasses, fashion headscarf, cropped yellow puff sleeve top, patterned wide leg trousers

More cruise ship photos: in this outfit I went for Seventies styling. BIG TIME 70s styling.

To say I love this set of photos is the understatement of the year; the vibe I get from these is part Gloria Steinem, part ‘Almost Famous’, part Sharon Tate, part Woodstock. It was one of the (many) outfits I wore on my Virgin Voyages cruise trip, and possibly my favourite. We had heat. We had sunshine. I had (just about enough) confidence to wear a crop top.

 

Photography by Giles Caldicott

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A Whole Lotta Seventies Styling in the Boldest Summer Outfit: Catherine Summers AKA Not Dressed As Lamb wearing oversized pink sunglasses, fashion headscarf, cropped yellow puff sleeve top, patterned wide leg trousers

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I honestly don’t know what’s the biggest star of the show here; it’s either the Etsy-sourced pink sunglasses (worn Gloria Steinem-style with hair tucked inside the arms, and yes it was deliberate), the puff sleeves of that glorious yellow top (similar) or the Karen Mabon fashion scarf that you’ll have seen before – worn differently both times – here and here (here’s the fashion dogs version of the scarf).

But truthfully, it’s Giles’s photography. For making me look like a bloody rockstar (and I’m not ashamed to admit it).

I think this outfit goes to show just how much impact accessories can have on your outfit: is there anything better than full-on, in-your-face sunglasses? I love ones with tinted lenses (scroll down for a large selection I’ve found for you, I’d have them all if I could justify it) – they add All The Impact to your look but don’t hide your eyes.

Just be careful about protecting your eyes from the sun… not all have the correct protection, so treat them as such. Sun safety first, people. And don’t forget that people can see where you’re looking, I often have to remember I can’t look at people surreptitiously wearing these like I do normally with dark glasses ; -)

Do YOU embrace the 70s-inspired oversized sunglasses/headscarf look? Tell me in the comments…

 

Stay safe, XOXO

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A Whole Lotta Seventies Styling in the Boldest Summer Outfit: Catherine Summers AKA Not Dressed As Lamb wearing oversized pink sunglasses, fashion headscarf, cropped yellow puff sleeve top, patterned wide leg trousers

Sunglasses: The Velvet Village at Etsy
Headscarf: Karen Mabon
Top: Billabong (similar not-cropped version, better for autumn!)
Trousers: New Look, old (similar)
Ring: Asos (similar)

 

Other yellow puff sleeve tops you might like:


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Other tinted lens sunglasses you might like:


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20 Comments

  1. 27 September 2021 / 8:17 am

    I love this 70s inspired outfit Catherine! I’m a huge fan of statement sunglasses and these are fabulous! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      29 September 2021 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks Emma – now how did I know that you’d like them…?! 😉 You should check out the Etsy shop, there are loads of styles you’d love…!

  2. 26 September 2021 / 9:07 pm

    Rockstar beauty!! You are that chick we all so wanted to be back in the 70’s!! Btw, my very favourite time in life…being 17 in 1978 was everything lol!! Love the whole look xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      29 September 2021 / 6:42 pm

      Lucy thank you… I have to admit although I like being a teenager in the 80s, I reckon the 70s would have been something else, lucky you!! x

  3. 26 September 2021 / 10:32 am

    WOAH…talk about 70s hot chick!! What gorgeous photos, Catherine. Giles has done it again! And the styling is utterly perfect! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      29 September 2021 / 6:42 pm

      Hehe THANK YOU Suzy!! I have to admit, I think he’s knocked it out the park this time 😉

  4. Lynn Jones
    25 September 2021 / 2:54 pm

    What is it when you feel happy for others in their fab style choices and yet know think the look isn’t for you personally? Does that make sense? 🙂

    • Catherine
      Author
      25 September 2021 / 6:50 pm

      Hehe I don’t know if there’s a word Lynn but there should be – I do know what you mean though! TBH I think that nearly all the time with most outfits I see, even ones I pin on Pinterest. Doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate them though, does it…? 😉 Thank you my lovely x

  5. 25 September 2021 / 10:14 am

    You are making me fall in love with 70s style!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

    • Catherine
      Author
      25 September 2021 / 6:51 pm

      Hehe I’ll get you hooked too, Danielle 😉 thank you hun x

  6. 24 September 2021 / 5:06 pm

    This is such a fun look! I think those sunglasses are the icing on the cake: just the right finishing touch.

    • Catherine
      Author
      24 September 2021 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks Mireille… as you can probably imagine I gasped when I first saw them, I couldn’t put them in my basket and get to the checkout quick enough!! 😉

  7. 24 September 2021 / 2:55 pm

    Beautiful photos, Catherine, and yes I love your look 🙂

    Visiting for Shelbee’s link up

    • Catherine
      Author
      24 September 2021 / 5:46 pm

      That’s so kind of you Claire, thank you ever so much 😀 xx

  8. 23 September 2021 / 11:59 pm

    Giles photos of you are indeed amazing.

    • Catherine
      Author
      24 September 2021 / 9:52 am

      Thanks so much Ratnamurti, I’m so pleased with them <3

  9. 22 September 2021 / 6:52 pm

    The photos are really stunning. Can you send Giles my way please? Lol.

    • Catherine
      Author
      23 September 2021 / 4:16 pm

      Nancy thank you – I’ll see if he’s available, lol 😀

  10. 22 September 2021 / 3:10 pm

    These photos are AWESOME, and you have certainly EARNED those marvelous abs, so wear MORE crop tops and inspire the rest of us! I’m also thinking Peter Max – Yellow Submarine (although I know that’s technically ’60s). I’m totally into mirrored sunnies these days so people CAN’T see my eyes…Rock on, girl!

    • Catherine
      Author
      23 September 2021 / 4:15 pm

      Aww MK THANK YOU for those lovely compliments… it’s a bit too cold for the crop tops now(!), the abs will have to wait till next year! 😉

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