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Ethanie Jackson-Turner goes in search of the trends in the county’s best boutiques

PUBLISHED: 09:34 28 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:34 28 April 2015

Rodgers & Rodgers gold rapture wing cuff

Rodgers & Rodgers gold rapture wing cuff

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There’s a 1970s’ revival happening. Yes, get ready for flares again, boho blouses and fringing galore. Sure, we’ll need to give the look an update – but that’s half the fun

handmade Zatchel executive brown satchelhandmade Zatchel executive brown satchel

For many, the 70s will be a decade they wish to forget in terms of fashion choices. But, as with any trend, it’s about making it work for you.

If you’re a jeans wearer then flares can be really flattering. Ensure they sit high on the waist, hug the thigh and widen to the floor with the hem clearing around an inch from the ground. Team with boho blouses and the essential hair flick (thank you, Farrah Fawcett).

There’s something about warm evenings (they’ll be here soon, they will...) that welcome a 70s style – maybe it’s those orangey tones: from golds to browns and soft peaches. Whether printed maxi dresses, gladiator sandals or fringed suede separates, this imitable decade is full of stylish, wearable pieces.

I visited Chloe James Lifestyle (chloejameslifestyle.co.uk) on St Albans High Street to get my fix of 70s elegance.

Ilse Jacobsen featuring long sleeves and a plunging v-neckIlse Jacobsen featuring long sleeves and a plunging v-neck

My favourite pieces include this maxi dress by Ilse Jacobsen featuring long sleeves and a plunging v-neck (£139); perfect teamed with this Rodgers and Rodgers gold rapture wing cuff (£370) and a handmade Zatchel executive brown satchel (£185).

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For more tips, see Ethanie’s website wiredforstyle.co.uk

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