By Becky Raspe
Take a deep dive in your parents’ closet, or a trip down memory lane in your own collection, as summer trends point toward 1970s influences. Think mod prints, floral, beaded designs, layers and plenty of fringe.
If you don’t have throwback items at the ready, it’s easy to comb through vintage and thrift shops for unique pieces – some of which may actually date back 50 years, when they first became trendy.
Not sure where to start curating your looks? Professionals at NCJW/Cleveland Thriftique Showroom in Bedford Heights; Avalon Exchange in Cleveland Heights; Heidi’s This N That in Mayfield Heights; and Clothes Mentor in Mayfield Heights offer some groovy inspiration.
White layered plunging fringe jumpsuit by Joyfunear; Elyse Star 75 black platform ankle boots by Stella McCartney; and wholesale glasses ordered by Avalon Exchange.
intage suede jacket by Virginia Slims Wear; vintage marigold mock neck turtleneck by Joanna; vintage patchwork denim skirt by Starwear Jeans; and wholesale glasses ordered by Avalon Exchange.
Vintage peacock robe; blue flared jeans by Jo No Fui; vintage silver/iridescent sequin knee-high boots by Anne Michelle; and wholesale glasses ordered by Avalon Exchange.
Vintage woven newsboy-style cap; vintage “El Toro Tequila” shirt by Hanes; vintage “New London Wildcats” sherpa-lined jacket by Deerfoot; faded black denim jeans in style 512 by Levi Strauss; and wholesale shades ordered by Avalon Exchange.
Vintage “New London Wildcats” sherpa-lined jacket by Deerfoot.
Gold statement necklace with plate and fringe detail; brown printed top with lace detail by A’REVE; distressed blue jean shorts by Carly Jean; and white strappy sandal with chunky heel by Michael Antonio.
Beaded necklace; black printed shirt with peplum detailing by Free People; fringe blue jeans by Joes; and fringe beige sandals by Gianni Bini.
Silver drop necklace; black knitted shawl by Soft Surroundings; long sleeve black shirt by JM Collection; beaded and distressed blue jeans by Blank NYC; and vintage black sandals with heel by Crown.
Heidi’s This N That
Bell sleeve top with red and purple tie-dye, paired with floral purple stone necklace and multicolored beaded bracelets. | Heidi’s This N That / Desiree D’Amico
Multi-colored heathered circle print sweater by Jess & Jane; green striped pants and circle statement necklace. | Heidi’s This N That / Desiree D’Amico
Tie-dye pants by No Rulz Art; blush tone off-the-shoulder top; and blue stone layered necklace. | Heidi’s This N That / Desiree D’Amico
Purple and green knit shirts with floral bell sleeves, gray pants and statement bead necklace. | Heidi’s This N That / Desiree D’Amico
Army green men’s Burberry trench coat with tortoise shell-colored buttons.
Vintage leather sandal with gold buckle and chunky heel.
Black pants with psychedelic floral pattern.
Men’s tri-color tie with brown, blue and yellow panels with black and white accents.