Unless you’ve been living under a proverbial fashion rock, you’ve noticed that the 70s are in for fall: Bell bottoms are back, fringe is in, and stores are littered with tiny floral prints—some cute, some not so much.
I never fancied myself a child of the 70s—though I did dress as a hippie for four years running in elementary school. I’m more of a 50s or 60s gal when it comes to style—I prefer bright, form-fitting, feminine styles with a put-together, school girl-ish vibe.
But, you know what? I am loving what’s in store this season. I’ve stocked up on floral print rompers and suede, and pulled out my bell bottoms from high school. I think I’d be more of a Mary Tyler Moore or a Jackie Kennedy when it comes to my preferred 70s style icon—put together and feminine—but I think the 70s are groovy nonetheless. (Too much?)
To celebrate fall, we partnered with South Moon Under (locations across the DC-Maryland Virginia area) to select our favorite styles for fall. South Moon Under is a partner in our Fall Brunch Fest—happening on September 20 from 12-3 p.m. at Longview Gallery. This party features pretty much all my (and probably your) favorite things: bottomless cocktails (mimosas, Bloody Marys from Ketel One, and fall whiskey cocktails from Bulleit), all-you-can-eat gourmet brunch food from Heirloom Catering, macarons from Olivia Macaron, live music from the most adorable crooning country band, James & Emma, a photobooth, and lots of autumnal festivities. Gourds people, there will be gourds.
Did I mention there will also be shopping from South Moon Under? Oh, yes I did. Tickets are only $45 and go up in price end of week. Get them here.
Burgundy Shoulder Strap Clutch | Costa Del Mar Sunglasses
You’ll be able to shop all these pieces and more at the event in the South Moon Under pop up. Here’s the scoop on the outfit. I’m wearing a 70s trend I’m loving: the button-front suede skirt . This one is affordable ($86) and comes in two colors: beige and olive. It’s flattering, comfortable, and will match with almost anything. It’s perfect with booties now and with tights and flat boots when winter comes. (Winter is coming!)
File sweater coats under things I never thought I would wear—much less a sleeveless sweater coat, like this one from Sanctuary, a popular, mid-priced brand carried at South Moon Under, Anthropologie, and other boutiques. It was surprisingly flattering for being long on my petite stature. Also, it keeps you warm on early fall nights without being too hot. I’m a convert. A few other great faux fur vests from South Moon: this one and this one. Hello, fall and faux fur!
Similarly, I normally hate turtlenecks—but South Moon Under has a slew of flattering crop top turtlenecks that are flattering, affordable, and evoke the 70s style without being over-the-top.
So, book your tickets to come shop, and we’ll see you on the 20th.