Sunday, October 18, 2015

How to Style Your Dad's Old 70s Shirt

How to Style Your Dad's (or Granddad's) Old 70s Shirt

 To be "stylish", look no further than your dad's closet!

Gucci sunglasses white Carlos by Carlos Santana fringe purse 1970's vintage polyester paisley shirt highly embellished belt black polyester flare pants white beaded Free People fringe earrings tan studded sandals Saks Fifth Avenue

Gucci sunglasses white Carlos by Carlos Santana fringe purse 1970's vintage polyester paisley shirt highly embellished belt black polyester flare pants white beaded Free People fringe earrings tan studded sandals Saks Fifth Avenue


Yes, you heard me, your dad's old 70s shirts can actually be considered "stylish" in the year 2015.  Shocking!  I know.  You should see the smiles that come across their faces when you start pulling out their old burnt orange polyester bell bottom pants, lime green leisure suits, cornflower blue and olive green checkered or plaid printed pendleton jackets, a festive linen guayabera shirt, or a fun paisley print polyester button down.  Trust me, there's a whole Sunday afternoon of stories and family history in their closets.  


Gucci sunglasses white Carlos by Carlos Santana fringe purse 1970's vintage polyester paisley shirt highly embellished belt black polyester flare pants white beaded Free People fringe earrings tan studded sandals Saks Fifth Avenue

For this post, I paired this old polyester vintage 70s shirt with a highly embellished belt over black flare leg pants. This shirt can also be worn layered with a black lace camisole (Free People has a ton of cute ones) underneath or over a tight black long sleeve shirt.  This print was so fun, I couldn't pass it up!  I paired it with these beaded fringe earrings and bag to give it that extra flare.  How does it look?


Gucci sunglasses white Carlos by Carlos Santana fringe purse 1970's vintage polyester paisley shirt highly embellished belt black polyester flare pants white beaded Free People fringe earrings tan studded sandals Saks Fifth Avenue



Gucci sunglasses white Carlos by Carlos Santana fringe purse 1970's vintage polyester paisley shirt highly embellished belt black polyester flare pants white beaded Free People fringe earrings tan studded sandals Saks Fifth Avenue

Today's post is not a actually a photo with my dad's old 70s shirt (because my mom made him throw those old things out ages ago), but finding this amazing shirt inspired me to write this post because of the time we spent sorting through his old clothes to make room for new "modern and stylish" clothes.  If I knew my dad's old 70s style would be on trend in 2015, I just may have saved a few.  If you don't know how to be stylish in 2015, just ask your dad what he used to wear, then make him go shopping with you to pick out some old polyester 70s shirts:)


Gucci sunglasses white Carlos by Carlos Santana fringe purse 1970's vintage polyester paisley shirt highly embellished belt black polyester flare pants white beaded Free People fringe earrings tan studded sandals Saks Fifth Avenue

Do you own any fantastic 70s clothing?

Shirt: Vintage
Belt: Vintage
Pants: Bebe
Bag: Carlos by Carlos Santana
Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue
Earrings: Free People
Sunnies: Gucci
Hair: Angie Williams @ Flaunt Salon
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones @ No Labels Just Beauty
Photography: Franz Swantko




49 comments:

  1. I actually don't own anything from the 70's, but I should actually check my parents' closets. :-P

    It is true though, lots of stuff happening in fashion are just 10 to 20 year cycles.. usually with some small changes.

    You look great! :)

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  3. As they say, whatever is old is new again! I do not personally own anything from the 70s, but if there was one trend from that decade I love now it has to be fringe. Definitely love your bag! You look so chic and lovely in this outfit too!!

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    1. Thank you! Fringe is pretty amazing, I agree.

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  4. Looking so stylish, Joanna! Lovely how you restyled your dad's shirt into an interesting 70s outfit.

    Ira / JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  5. You look absolutely beautiful!

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  6. You look fabulous, Joanna! And fashion can be so funny, who would've thought your dad's old clothes could be stylish in 2015. :) I don't personally own anything from the 70s, but I am loving this trend (especially the fringe)!

    Hope you have a great week!

    -Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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  7. Lovely post! great idea! You look amazing! Glad I have discovered your blog!

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  8. Great post, I love how you styled that vintage shirt (:

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  9. You look amazing dear!

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  10. I love your blog and style! Perfect for fall! xo

    Love,
    Bri
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  11. I love this idea Joanna, it's so precious because it's a great way to celebrate and honour your parents in a lot of ways or anyone that has meant something too you. Clothes can hold so many reminders and memories and turning an old item into something stylish is such a cool way to cherish that. You look amazing and I just adore how you have styled it! You are so so beautiful!

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  12. You have the cutest bag!!! <3 I love fringes.

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  13. This is such a good idea! and If I hadn't have read the post I wouldn't have known it was a mans shirt! You styled it so well xx

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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  14. I need that white fringe bag! I actually haven't seen any white fringe purses lately. It's the perfect touch to this look. My mom was so happy when I pulled out one of her items and said oh wait and what about this.. lol. It's so cute! This shirt is so chic and that gold belt is the perfect addition :-)

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I would love to see you wear and style something from her closet.

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  15. I love the top and your bag. Great style babe! <3

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  16. beautiful bag!! I love fringes!

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  17. I love everything about this style. thank you for sharing the perfect idea.

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  18. I love the fact that you put a belt on it not to make it loose :)
    Lovely style and bag too

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  19. You are beautiful, you know?
    And i'm in love with your bag! I love it!
    kisses!
    xx
    -C
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  20. This is so amazing!! Now I want to go thrifting for men's shirts from the 70s and do this! Awesome idea and gorgeous photos, lady! XO
    Lauren-Blair
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    1. Thank you Lauren! I hope you do, it was super fun to style. I would love to see that post:)

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  21. you have styled this vintage shirt perfectly....I think I will go dig into my husban's clothes right now:) He is 20 years my senior so I know he must have some 70ties shirts somewhere!

    You look so beautiful dear...you make up and hairstyle...always so flawless.

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    1. Thank you Ivana! I can't wait to see how you style it:)

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  22. That looks like a very expensive shirt :D You rock it!
    Kisses from Spain


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  23. Perfect shirt ! I really love your earrings. Have a beautiful week :)

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