Something A Little More Seventies…

I have to admit when the 70’s trend rolled back around I was one of the first to sigh in despair. Flares, fur collars and cuffs, DENIM? seriously? No thank you. We all know the denim trend won me over in the end, but the rest, I’m still not so sure. So I set myself a little challenge to find something, anything, that I could wear daily and throw on feeling like myself. Where do you start? Well, buy all new trends in black, obviously.

During my trails of a few different items I became completely obsessed with off the shoulder tops. They’re such a nostalgic item for me as they were “the thing” when I was around 7/8 years old and obsessed with the Olsen Twins (nothing changed there – BUT SERIOUSLY  HOW HAVE THEY BEEN LIFE LONG STYLE ICONS!? Kudos to them…). Mine was always a tad too big and I’d be hoisting it back in to place regularly. However, this off the shoulder top from ASOS fits perfectly both on and off the shoulders (it sits really naturally on the shoulders which makes coat wearing less of a faff than it looks) and has been worn about six times already since it’s purchase a few weeks back (rest assured it’s also been though the wash a lot too)!

I purchased it from the tall section to avoid things getting too “croppy” – for some reason every retailer under the sun wants to crop things all year round which is just not flattering – and It feels almost timeless when I wear it with jeans and my regular boots and I’ve even purchased similar sets in patterns and colours (COLOURS PEOPLE!!!) just in time for the sun to finally show it’s face for more than two hours. Guess who’s going to have super brown shoulders (and nothing else) by the end of summer!



  1. Annabel B
    08 Apr 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I feel your pain on the cropped tops, just why? But this one is stunning, and is a lovely take on the 70's.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. Gemma Carey
    08 Apr 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Loving the off-the-shoulder top! I'm in love with the 70s trend!

  3. nueyork
    08 Apr 2015 / 1:52 pm

    I love the off the shoulder look so much!

  4. Rebecca Chung
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Great idea to ease into a new trend by buying black! You look amazing ❤

  5. Autumn Renee
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Off the shoulder tops have been an obsession of mine since I was little! Love you take on the 70s trend! I promise, the moment you try on a pair of flares, you'll fall in love. xx

    Autumn | A Fabulous Hippie

  6. Leonie Parker
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Really like the hat x

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  7. Mollie
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Love the hat & your hair!

    xoxo Mollie

  8. Pauline
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:21 pm

    Need an off-shoulder top for myself. Been also wanting one since I was a kid!

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  9. Sara
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:28 pm

    I love the hat!

  10. Jackie
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Love the top and I agree the trend isn't my style but I'll find a way myself.

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  11. Lucy Cole
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:35 pm

    Can't wait to style this look up when it's a bit warmer x

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  12. Cazzie
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:37 pm

    I know exactly what you mean every shop has decided crop tops are the way forward 😕 well after my baby (never mind that she is 4 now) I had a 2 year fitness burst and could still look fairly ok in a crop top but after being ill last year and then endless eating over Xmas which I haven't really stopped (gawd I love food!) I don not want to show the world my tummy but shoulders I'm good with lol! They are about the only toned part of me although I may invest in a pair of high waisted flares that would solve both hiding the tummy & the cropped top problem!

  13. Claire McPartland
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Totally agree with you on the croppy front. I really don't know why retaillers make so many crop tops – It's ridiculous. I don't want to see peoples midriff & I;m sure people don't want to see mine. Ha. You look great! Love this style of shirt.

  14. Arnella Kajtezovic
    08 Apr 2015 / 2:56 pm

    I love your top, so slowly and beautiful!

  15. Cherie Tang
    08 Apr 2015 / 3:13 pm

    I agree that I never really go overboard with trends, simply because they are just passing 'trends' and are so temporary, but I do love how certain 70's inspired outfits look. You've done it so subtly, I love it! 🙂

  16. luce ellen
    08 Apr 2015 / 3:15 pm

    I'm not ashamed to say that my primary school years involved a lot of Olsen twin inspired purchases. I think I had a couple of these styles too. I was the same, as a short girl hearing the 70's was back isn't the best news. As good as flares can look on taller girls it isn't the same on someone under 5"2. But this is a really grown up way to wear the 70s & Olsen style and I love the hat too!

    lucy | luceellen xxx

  17. Hannah Lucy
    08 Apr 2015 / 3:44 pm

    You look lovely with this look! So elegant!

  18. Jayd Alice
    08 Apr 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Love this look, I'm obsessed with floppy hats! I wish it wasn't so windy that I could actually wear mine out of the house though…

    Always, Alice x

  19. Neesha Rees
    08 Apr 2015 / 3:52 pm

    The Olsen Twins just never fail in the style department.. gotta love them!
    You look gorgeous!

    Neesha | Reinventing Neesha ♥

  20. Eleanor Humphries
    08 Apr 2015 / 4:19 pm

    I'm really enjoying off the shoulder tops right now! I also remember my obsession last time round with the olsen twins! X
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  21. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    08 Apr 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Love this look on you!

  22. Sabina B.
    08 Apr 2015 / 4:49 pm

    So pretty!

  23. Chloe Marie Stuart-Monteith
    08 Apr 2015 / 5:06 pm

    So very pretty on you! 🙂

  24. kathryn wylie
    08 Apr 2015 / 5:19 pm

    I love this top, I've been looking for one like this for ages now! x

  25. Heather McKnight
    08 Apr 2015 / 5:39 pm

    This looks lovely, not normally my "style" but I think I may have to reevaluate now!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

  26. Anna
    08 Apr 2015 / 5:42 pm

    that hat looks amazing on you!!!

  27. Jodie Vernon
    08 Apr 2015 / 5:42 pm

    This is probably one of the items I'll get behind from the 70's trend, and I agree, why does everything have to be cropped?
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  28. Miriam Henderson
    08 Apr 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Love this hat!

  29. Chantal
    08 Apr 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Love the hat and the top is really pretty too. 🙂 x

  30. Lauren S
    08 Apr 2015 / 6:10 pm

    I've been wanting an off-shoulder/gypsy top for aaaaaages, they look so nice for Spring and Summer; I think showing a bit of shoulder is so nice for a change

    Lauren x
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  31. rebekah maryx
    08 Apr 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Yes the olsen twins I totally remember they always had these on in the so little time episodes!

  32. Talisa Tossell
    08 Apr 2015 / 7:24 pm

    Olsen twins are style gods, everyone should wear these!

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  33. Imaan
    08 Apr 2015 / 7:45 pm

    You look stunning!- the off shoulder top really suits you 🙂

    great post and loving your blog <3

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  34. Maddy
    08 Apr 2015 / 7:51 pm

    I love that top, and the hat really suits you!
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  35. Noirette Diary
    08 Apr 2015 / 8:06 pm

    You look gorgeous! I like off-shoulder tops too, I think they're quite flattering 🙂

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  36. Alice Casetti
    08 Apr 2015 / 8:14 pm

    I love that hat! Can I ask where your watch is from? I've been looking for one like that for about a month and I can't decide… It's lovely anyway!
    Alice xxx

  37. Millie Nicole
    08 Apr 2015 / 8:25 pm

    Love your top, it looks perfect for warmer weather! 🙂

    Millie x | Millies Wardrobe

  38. Laura
    08 Apr 2015 / 8:26 pm

    This is a beautiful look on you! Loving the hat!


  39. Karen McCourt
    08 Apr 2015 / 8:39 pm

    Beautiful look! I just bought an off the shoulder top today – I am eight year old, Olsen obsessed nostalgic too – Passport to Paris, what a classic!ha

  40. Izzy Duff
    08 Apr 2015 / 8:54 pm

    You suit the 70s look so well! Nobody would tell you aren't a huge fan of it haha x

  41. Charlotte Elizabeth
    08 Apr 2015 / 9:00 pm

    Love your style! Wide brimmed fedoras look lovely on you.

  42. Lena
    08 Apr 2015 / 9:18 pm

    I already loved this outfit when you where wearing it in your vlog but it looks even prettier in combination with the hat! ☺

  43. Margery Ho
    09 Apr 2015 / 2:32 am

    I love the off the shoulder trend! x

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    09 Apr 2015 / 5:00 am

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  45. Lucy
    09 Apr 2015 / 9:40 am

    I think there are ways to subtly 'rock' (I hate that phrase but it'll have to do) a trend, and you've totally hit the nail on the head with this one. I love the stroppy cold shoulder floaty top from ASOS you mentioned a few months ago (I purchased in both black and white!) and love this one too, along with the super cool hat.

    Part of me is loving the A-Line, button up skirts I keep seeing everywhere at the moment, but another part knows my Mum will go on non-stop about how she used to have a skirt identical to it in the 70s! Basically, similar to how I felt about Birkenstock's last year!

    She's So Lucy

  46. Alana Fletcher
    09 Apr 2015 / 10:12 am

    Your hair looks fabulous in these pictures! xx

  47. Ruby Sterland
    09 Apr 2015 / 10:56 am

    I really struggled with the seventies trend too! The more I see it the more I love it though, although I'm still not convinced by the flares… Love your outfit Suzie! x

  48. Emily McCue
    09 Apr 2015 / 10:57 am

    Great post! Really like the interpretation you've taken on the trend. Personally, I won't be sporting a floral top with a suede skirt, but I might be able to rock this look!

    Emily x

  49. Verena Hallam
    09 Apr 2015 / 11:45 am

    I sometimes kick myself for ever getting rid of clothes! I had a top just like this back in the day! Looks so lovely on you with that hat.

  50. By-the-riverside
    09 Apr 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Already logging in on the site to buy it! Such a cute piece, thanks for sharing.
    Céline xx

  51. Alisha A
    09 Apr 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Love the hat!

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  54. Kate Lately
    09 Apr 2015 / 4:19 pm

    I'm the total opposite, I LOVE the 70s trend. I think the 70s were such an individualistic decade where anything was beautiful. I think that our new insight on fashion could take the 70s trend to a whole new level. That said, I love your outfit.

  55. Becky Smith
    09 Apr 2015 / 5:22 pm

    I absolutely adore the outfit and you're twist on the 70's trend. I may have to buy that hat!

  56. Saffy Needham
    09 Apr 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I adore the off the shoulder look, I think it looks great!

  57. MarinaMarry
    09 Apr 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Amazing blog!
    Im following you on GFC and Bloglovin!

  58. Kathryn
    09 Apr 2015 / 8:28 pm

    I come across so many nice tops and jumpers that I'd happily wear, but then I realise they're cropped and put them straight back on the rail – so annoying haha

    Kathryn | Nimble Note

  59. Just Jess
    09 Apr 2015 / 10:12 pm

    I love the hat! You are sosososso stunning Suzie! Would anyone mind checking out my blog? thank you so much if anyone did as any sort of feedback would be fantastic, thanks! xx

  60. Zoe Williams
    09 Apr 2015 / 11:16 pm

    Love love love the off-shoulder top, really suits you!

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  61. Hannah
    10 Apr 2015 / 3:57 am

    Top looks stunning on you!!! x

  62. Evangeline Zhang
    10 Apr 2015 / 7:35 am

    Black dress is so beautiful,and love the black dress. Fashion,stunning

  63. Sonia Majumder
    10 Apr 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Love your style.

  64. Irene @VainPursuits
    10 Apr 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Hey Suzie, I'm loving this relaxed look. You look so feminine in that black hat 🙂

  65. Leanne Van Breda
    11 Apr 2015 / 5:27 am

    Let me just say that I have a complete obsession with hats. These floppy hats but stars in my eyes. I even have a pinterest board full of them. You look stunning in your off-the shoulder top! Love it!

  66. Champagne Lifestyle
    11 Apr 2015 / 9:18 am

    That top is lovely! 🙂

  67. Georgina Harris
    11 Apr 2015 / 11:59 am

    Love this! The photos on your blog are always so lovely .

  68. Julia
    11 Apr 2015 / 9:39 pm

    The off shoulder trend can be quite cute if you find the right items of clothing, and I think you wear it really well! My favourite are the "Bardot" style tops, with clear cuts – on tops or dresses, they can look really feminine and pretty!

    Julia x
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  69. Victoria
    13 Apr 2015 / 9:46 am

    Oh I do love this outfit ! Great choice !

    lots of love from France, Victoria

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  70. Una B.
    17 Apr 2015 / 6:13 am

    beautiful hat!