That Seventies show: How to rock the retro look for autumn

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Designers set their dials for the grooviest decade of all this season, with the Seventies providing inspiration for many of the AW20 catwalk collections.

At Celine, it was all about groupie glamour, with A-line mini skirts, flared trousers, flowing dresses and sweeping outerwear, while over at Chloe there was a more relaxed vibe going on, with neck-tie blouses and chunky cardigans paving the way.

At Michael Kors, models were wrapped up warm in cosy knits, wool skirts and shaggy coats all with that cool Seventies edge, and at Dior, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri said she was inspired by photos of Seventies tailoring from the house’s archive.

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It makes sense that the rock ‘n’ roll retro look is big news for autumn/winter. The muted colour palette and rich textures are perfectly suited to the colder months – not to mention all that woolly warmth.

So, what do you need to complete the Seventies look?

Flares are a must, of course, whether dark denim, cord or velvet, while dresses should be swishy and midi length, ideal for teaming with knee-high boots, if you want to go more head-to-toe Seventies.

On your top half, high-neck or pussy-bow blouses can be teamed with either flared jeans or a midi skirt. Stick to autumnal browns, reds and green hues to create a luxe feel.

Top it all off with a long, fluffy coat and you’ve got the Seventies look all sewn up.

Here’s our pick of the best vintage-inspired pieces on the high street…

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Baukjen Saffron Blouse, £99; Sofie Organic Jeans, £99 (shoes, stylist’s own)

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Topshop Green Velvet Blazer, £39.99; Green Velvet Flared Trousers, £65.99 (shoes, stylist’s own)

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Sonder Studio Mesh Animal Top, £14 (was £35); Faux Leather Midi Skirt, £40 (shoes, stylist’s own)

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Monsoon Paisley Print Midi Dress Pink, £70

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New Look Mink Ribbed Knit Sleeveless High Neck Top, £10.39 (was £12.99)

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Evans Green Pussy Bow Blouse, £22.50 (was £30)

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River Island Dark Blue High Rise Bootcut Jeans, £20 (were £45)

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New Look Black Faux Fur Belted Long Coat, £44.79 (was £55.99)

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Dune Selsie Taupe Over The Knee Boots, £220

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