I can not tell you how happy I am that this summer is all about the Seventies.

It’s my favourite fashion era and I can not wait to flounce about in Seventies style dresses without people asking me if I thought it was a fancy dress party. (Yes, that has actually happened.)

You don’t have to embrace the trend head to toe, but you can add pieces to items you already have in your wardrobe to update your look for the Summer of Love, 2015! Here are my budget friendly ideas to add some seventies lovin’ to your wardrobe.

Suede is a seventies staple, especially in rust, burnt orange, mustard or beige. Team a suede skirt with a blouse you already have in your wardrobe for a classic look. Rust and mustard suede looks great teamed back with white, throw a denim jacket over it to complete the look. If you are feeling brave wear with a seventies print blouse for a bolder statement.

Below: Milk It at Asos skirt £45

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If a mini isn’t for you try this beautiful offering from Zara.

Below: Zara skirt £159

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Denim flares are readily available on the high street and look effortless worn with a plain white tee.

Add a pussy bow blouse for a head to toe Farrah Fawcett look. Smarten the look up with a tailored pair like these from Asos.

Below: Asos tailored flares £35

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Be a seventies boho babe with these Band of Gypsies print bell bottoms.

Below: Band of Gypsies bell bottoms £35

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For a chic “girl about town” take on the look do white flares with a pale blue blouse.

Below: 7 For All Mankind white flares £180

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A long kaftan dress is perfect to cover a multitude of sins and looks effortless for a summer evening party. This one by Boohoo is perfect for hazy summer days. If you want a high summer or beach option Seafolly have a great selection.

Below: Boohoo kaftan dress £20

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Below: Seafolly short kaftan £55

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Add some tassels to your wardrobe for a Stevie Nicks vibe. This short jacket by Glamourous looks fab with your fave jeans. Team a longer length item, like this Missguided waistcoat, over denim cutoffs.

Below: Glamourous faux suede jacket at Asos £42

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Below: MissGuided waistcoat £35

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Nothing says seventies like a platform shoe and nothing suits a bell bottom like a high heel. For maximum leg lengthing I love these platfoms by Topshop and Kurt Geiger.

Below: Topshop platform shoes £55

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Below: Kurt Geiger shoes £95

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If you are tall like me (or just want to be comfy) and want to go for a flat shoe option then these sandals by Alice Temperley at John Lewis do the job perfectly.

Below: Alice Temperley at John Lewis sandals £95

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Headbands and floppy hats complete the look, try this floral head band by New Look.

or opt for a sun shading hat like this one by Forever 21.

Below: New Look headband £3.99

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Below: Forever 21 hat £15

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Peace, love and flower power!

Helen xx