70s Inspired Outfit: Bell Sleeve Top

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Well it has been a long week! It started with me having a small cold which made me just want to come home and sleep after work and is ending with a little road trip to my first Aggie football game.  I’m really excited to experience a Texas A&M game because I have heard it’s pretty cool.  My college was not a big football school, so I feel like not many people went to games.  I always wondered what it would be like to go to a game for a big school, and now I get to find out.  In fashion preparation, I picked up a maroon coat because it’s supposed to be cold and a clear purse because apparently that’s a rule.

Enough football, let’s talk fashion.  My look today definitely gives me a 70s inspired feel.  This polka dot bell sleeve top with a semi-cropped banded waist made me think of the fashion of the 70s when I tried it on.  I knew it needed to be paired with some flared jeans and tan suede heels to complete the outfit.

When trying to be inspired by past fashion trends, I try to give nods to the old but also keep the look present.  You can do this with the print you choose or the accessories.  I went with a smaller flare leg over a full bell bottom look, and went with a currently popular polka dot print.

You can instantly transform this top to current and chic by changing the jeans for a leather pencil skirt or skinny jeans.   I love adding in a pop of color with my earrings.  I think the big statement earrings were the perfect compliment to the overall look.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Photography By: Banavenue

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8 Responses to 70s Inspired Outfit: Bell Sleeve Top

  1. Jacqui Berry says:

    Mighty fine, love the whole ensemble. Jacqui x

  2. Michelle says:

    This is a fabulous look on you! I have always loved bell-bottoms (I was a child when they were in fashion last time. LOL!) I love the way they drape over your shoes. Have fun at the football game!


  3. mireille says:

    I need to venture out and try different types of jeans!

  4. I hope you had fun at the football game! This look is really cute–I’ve seen bell bottoms at the store–yikes!

  5. Lise says:

    Pinned. Love this outfit for next Spring.

  6. Ruth says:

    Oh that blouse is so chic. I love the bell sleeves and the nod to the 70s with the flares!


  7. Karen, I love this outfit! I always forget to wear pumps with wide leg jeans and end up in heeled booties. But I really love the way these shoes look with the wide leg jeans. Such a cute top, too. As for huge college football games, we recently went to a Penn State game and it was much too loud and cramped and uncomfortable for me! But I do like the tailgating part. Enjoy the game and thanks for linking up!


  8. Ellibelle says:

    This is so beautiful! Love the blouse!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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