This is my mom in 1975, in what is now considered vintage. I actually have those shorts. It’s August, it’s hot, and summer style should be easy. Throw on a cute tank, shorts, sandals. Done. This summer, style is looking reminiscent of ‘70s fashion, so I thought a real-life ‘70s example would be good. The daisy dukes are cute (and they are cute again now), the sandals give a very ‘70s vibe, and the oversize zip sweatshirt thrown over a little tank keeps the outfit from being too revealing. A perfect blend of casual-cool, not trying-too-hard-with-lots-of-skin (and avoid the comparison to Lindsey and Britney). Just remember to keep the colors simple, and the top not skintight. You want to go in a chic, vintage-y direction, not like you raided your teenage daughter’s closet.
ps. She’s pregnant in this photo. This look works for pregnant, post-baby belly and otherwise.
Ideas to recreate are below:
- Daisy Dukes — don’t buy these. Just find some cute fitting jeans at a second hand store, chop them off and wash them.
- American Apparel makes great zip hoodies (pictured below). If you are small, you can probably get the same vibe as the photo with the women’s version…if not, try the men’s.
- The good news is that these types of shoes are very comfortable. For a real ‘70s vibe, try the Elba Sandal at Nordstroms for $185 (below left). A cheaper option would be the Birkenstock Madrid, at $70 (below middle). If you are a real shoe hound, I think the Sam Edelman Gemmas (below right) ($99) at Piperlime.com would be completely amazing.