LAURA ASHLEY – 1970’s STYLE

Laura Ashley poncho | Laura Ashley blue fedora | J Brand jeans flares | Louis Vuitton sully bag | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel shoes

I’m a 1970’s style chick

Naturally gravitating towards a retro theme in fashion & home decor. When Laura Ashley got in touch to collaborate on their Blog it was unsurprisingly for my interpretation of a 1970’s style outfit.
I was thrilled such a renowned brand had made contact with this newbie blogger & were also allowing me free rein on the look! My only difficulty was deciding on what 3 key pieces to choose for my post as the Laura Ashley range is quite considerable. In the end I chose their cream Poncho because it’ll work throughout Autumn, Winter & Spring – The check Wrap because it doubles as a scarf plus check is hot at the moment – And finally the navy blue felt Trilby because…well I just love hats! As I don’t have a navy blue one this will be handy because that colour works with everything, specifically my navy Maje coat! Up here for thinkin’, down there for dancin’ WINK  See my last post….
Obviously I had to incorporate flares so opted for my darkest denim pair to match the hat. I selected my tan leather stacked heels & beige fine jersey long-sleeved t-shirt to lighten things up.

This cosy cream coloured Poncho is toasty warm with a chic mock turtle neck. It has a delightful single button detail on either side & is luxuriously soft. In fact I was blown away by the quality of it to be honest – it will absolutely suit any shape & cut of jeans style no matter what size you are.

Laura Ashley poncho | Laura Ashley blue fedora | J Brand jeans flares | Louis Vuitton sully bag | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel shoes

Laura Ashley poncho | Laura Ashley blue fedora | J Brand jeans flares | Louis Vuitton sully bag | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel shoes

Laura Ashley poncho | Laura Ashley blue fedora | J Brand jeans flares | Louis Vuitton sully bag | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel shoes

Laura Ashley poncho | Laura Ashley blue fedora | J Brand jeans flares | Louis Vuitton sully bag | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel shoes

Laura Ashley poncho | Laura Ashley blue fedora | J Brand jeans flares | Louis Vuitton sully bag | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel shoes | Laura Ashley red and brown check wrap scarf

Laura Ashley poncho | Laura Ashley blue fedora | J Brand jeans flares | Louis Vuitton sully bag | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel shoes

Laura Ashley reds and browns check wrap | J Brand jeans flares | Laura Ashley navy blue fedora hat | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel 70s shoes

Laura Ashley reds and browns check wrap | J Brand jeans flares | Laura Ashley navy blue fedora hat

Laura Ashley reds and browns check wrap | J Brand jeans flares | Laura Ashley navy blue fedora hat | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel 70s shoes

Laura Ashley reds and browns check wrap | J Brand jeans flares | Laura Ashley navy blue fedora hat | Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel 70s shoes

Hats of all description feature heavily in my Winter wardrobe not only for fashion but for practical reasons too.

The slightest damp in the air & my hair goes limp & frizzy! I’d prefer “hat hair” to that any day so adding another to my collection is very welcome especially of this quality.

The dimpled sides & slight point to the front of the hat make it a comfortable & sexy shape.  There’s real substance to the felt so it’ll withstand light showers, always a bonus in Blighty.  I’m impressed with this Trilby, Laura Ashley have got it exactly right – another colour please?

Marc by Marc Jacobs tan wedge heel 70s style shoes | purple tights | J Brand flares jeans

Shop my outfit

Marc by Marc Jacobs wedge heeled shoes

My shoes are pretty ancient yet I still wear them every year at some point. For me the stacked wooden heel & tan leather reminiscent of Charlies Angels, is never dated & won’t ever go out of fashion as it were.
I’m wearing coloured tights predominantly to keep my tootsies warm but also because the purple is picked up in the Laura Ashley check wrap.
Have you noticed all the instructional Vlogs on how to wear a Pashmina or Wrap? My feeling is not to over think it, simply throw it on your shoulders like a cape or scrunch it up around your neck such as a scarf. When you have a large & colourful wrap like this check one it’s best not to be too clever with it. The beautiful red & orange tones combined with the pretty soft frayed edging speak volumes.
To emphasize these Autumnal colours I’m wearing burgundy nail varnish & lip colour. Check out my tutorial on how to apply a burgundy lip that lasts all day.

Is there any particular decade that you favour in your fashion sense or do you dabble in them all?
Next week it’s party time! What to wear for a Christmas night out with the girls, pop back or better still subscribe to RCM & never miss a post… See ya, Mx

  • Comments ( 12 )

  • avatar
    Busy mum

    Love your look! – so vibrant and autumnal at the same time.
    I can’t wait to see some more Home blogs; have you got any tasteful ideas for Christmas!
    It’s the seasonal work do next week ?! It promises to be a good one, all expenses paid! What can I wear?
    Any tips ? Busy mum x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Oooh nice one “all expenses paid” sounds fantastic! I posted a comfy yet smart outfit here for you to try. I’m thinking when there’s food as well as drinks it’s a good idea to have space around the waist, if you get my drift? 😉
      X

  • avatar
    Laurie

    I love Laura Ashley in the seventies too, and still love it today. Lucky you, and you chose so well
    Laurie x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks for saying that Laurie. Sometimes big brands get a little stuck in their ways or they just keep their styling very basic to appeal to the masses. I think Laura Ashley have been clever inviting Bloggers to showcase their range differently – more fashiony if you know what I mean? After all most of us have a wardrobe full of staples it’s only a matter of styling.
      Mx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    First of all, Michelle – congratulations on the feature! That’s huge! And although admittedly I’m not a big 70’s fan (the last time I wore flares was some 20 years ago) I love the look on you. I especially like the poncho, so girly:) xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Aw thanks Abby, yes I was really surprised they contacted me & hope it’s the beginning of making this Blogging Biz work!
      xM

  • avatar
    Susannah

    I would never have thought Laura Ashley could look so good! I’m more than happy buying wallpaper and fabric from them, but generally wouldn’t have thought to look at their clothes. My preconceptions are misguided……I want that scarf……and that poncho. I’m not a hat person, but wish I was.
    Looking good RCM x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I know what you mean Susannah 😉
      I’m really pleased I’ve given you renewed enthusiasm for Laura Ashley because it is so affordable & well priced.
      Thank you for leaving a comment,
      Mx

  • avatar
    lizandtracey

    Morning, Im partial to my flares and grew up wanting to be a Charlie’s Angel. I love the overall outfit but especially the hat and scarf. I hardly ever pop into Laura Ashley but I might pay them a visit now. Lovely post, Tracey xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Snap! Me too…I wanted to be Sabrina the fiesty one with a dark bob. Which one were you?
      X

      • avatar
        lizandtracey

        The same one!! She was my fave. I was a always partial to the dark haired ones. All our yesterdays! Good memories Xx

        • avatar
          retrochicmama

          Hilarious! xxx

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