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10 Winter fashion trends inspired by the ’70s

The ’70s are back, baby — just in time for winter and we’re excited! Instead of having to pay top retail price for a new look, if your mum’s a hoarder, you are likely to hit the jackpot with her wardrobe. It will be just like going on a shopping spree, but without maxing out your credit card.

At the beginning of February, David Jones’ 2015 gave us a sneak peek at the winter collection. All the classic ’70 styles your mum used to love are back, from the oversized jackets and paisleys, to man-style suits. Check out how much you can save on these items if you find them packed away in your mum’s closet.

1. The poncho

Burberry ponchos are a modern twist on the ’70s style and can be monogrammed with your initials. But if you can’t afford the steep price, then perhaps you can try your chances by asking your mum if she ever had one. (Burberry, $1,950)

2. The bold look

New Zealand designer Trelise Cooper has embraced the 1970s and use the bold and bright colours to inspire her winter collection. (Trelise Cooper, $749)

3. Culottes


Are they a pair of shorts or a skirt? Sometimes known as a “skorts”, they’re great for when you want to look ladylike without dressing too casually. These ‘Backstage Jade Culottes’ a great alternative to trousers on those mild winter days where the Australian weather is not hot enough for shorts, but too warm for wearing a pair of dress pants.(David Jones, $149)

4. Oversized Jackets

If you rifle through old photo albums you’re sure to find pictures of your mum, even your grandma wearing big oversized coats in bright colours. They’re back in style and look great teamed with a pair of flared jeans or skirt. (ASOS, $164)

5. Faux Fur

You can be a glamour puss with your very only faux fur jacquard coat designed by Stella McCartney. My mum used to have a similar jacket only the same colour as Seasme Street’s Cookie Monster. If only she hadn’t chucked it out thinking it would never come back in style. (Neiman Marcus, $1,950)

 6. The fringed boots

If your mum embraced her inner cowgirl, it’s likely she had a pair of moccasin boots for a big night out on the town. If she kept them and they’re still in good shape, you’ve just saved yourself a bundle. (The RealReal, $195)

 7. The wrap skirt

This ‘Diana Ross by C&M Camilla and Marc’ Wrap Skirt is a modern twist on the simple, yet classic wrap style. It’s a wardrobe staple every girl needs, but if you mum has hers tucked away, you can save a fortune. (David Jones, $229)

8 The blazer jacket

The androgynous look for women is back in for winter. The single breasted blazer is a masculine look with a corporate feel, perfect for the working woman. You could see what Dad has hanging up in his wardrobe rather than fork out for this high fashion item. (David Jones, $391)

9. The handkerchief top

You can’t go past the classic ’70s-style handkerchief top. In fact, we love this so much, we’re not sure why it ever went out of style. (Macy’s, $47)

10. The crochet jacket

The crochet jacket

An oversized crochet jacket will give any outfit a boho-chic flavour. Perhaps you could dig out a crochet hook, a pattern and sign up for a YouTube tutorial if you can’t afford the hefty David Jones price tag. (David Jones, $429)

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