If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that we're spending more time than ever watching TV, so it's only natural that what we're consuming visually is going to play a part in inspiring us. When it comes to our wardrobes, we're obviously a big fan of sticking with sustainability wherever we can, which is why we couldn't be happier that the BBC's latest drama, The Serpent, has reignited our love for true 70s fashion.
Focussing on the real-life story behind Charles Sobhraj's murder spree in 70s Asia, the story behind The Serpent is dark and gripping; but it's the costume department of the series who have been in the spotlight recently, particularly when it comes to the wardrobe of Jenna Colman's character, Sobhraj's girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc.
People are raving about her perfect 70s aesthetic, from power suits and platforms to raffia belts and wide legged denim. Magazine's are already touting the decade as the next big trend and you'd be hard pressed to find any store not tailoring their latest collections towards this rekindled love of flared jeans and patterned blouses. Wide legs, eye watering prints and plenty of colour blocking are the basics on how to nail 70s style, so make sure you've got your hands on each of these items to fulfilling your dreams of Jenna Coleman's Marie-Andrée Leclerc look.
Flares are one of the most wearable ways to reference the 70s and what's more, they're universally flattering. Go for a simple blue denim if you're not looking to make too much of a statement, but if you're like us an aren't afraid of a pop of colour, picking a bright colour in a luxe fabric like velvet gives you an immediately identifiable nod to the decade. One of our favourite pieces at Studio Courtenay is our selection of pink flares, available in a range of fabrics, prints and shapes.
One of our favourite parts of 70s styling is the accessories. Headscarves are such a straight forward way of updating - or backdating - your outfit to a more 70s style. Pick something silky with a bold print and colour on, and wear it either tied around your hair like a hair band, or covering it entirely for a Thelma and Louise headscarf vibe.
Big sunglasses are also a heavy feature in The Serpent and are they key to tying together an outfit. The 70s was famous for it's easygoing attention to detail, and there's no easier, or more iconic, way of embracing the trend than with some oversized sunglasses. Whether you go for a classic pair of aviators, or opt for some huge square rimmed ones with a coloured (preferably yellow) lens, make sure some new shades are the top of your 70s shopping list.
If you're after more of a 70s disco vibe, a pussy bow blouses covers you for everything from work to drinks, especially when you opt for a bright jewel tone or a vivid print. They're deceptively versatile too, and you can tie the bow in a number of different ways to give you a different look each time. Wear yours with a pencil skirt and heels at work, or tucked into your denim flares for an easy day time look. If you're looking for some inspiration, we've created the perfect range of pussy bow blouses in a variety of colours, prints and fabrics to you can pick and choose exactly what style you're going for.
We've always been a die hard fan of a pair of flares and a bold print and we love relying on our sister brand, Trendlistr, for some genuine vintage pieces to help us carry a trend forwards. If you need us, you can find us in front of The Serpent in our favourite flares.