70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

Taking inspiration from past decades is one of my favorite ways to curate outfits, and this 70s inspired weekend lookbook is no exception.

On our trip to Palm Springs, we wanted to pack appropriately in a few different ways. On one hand, it’s hot. This time of year in the desert means temperatures that consistently rise above the 100-degree mark, so no pants or jackets for me. Another thing we considered was how to pack for the vibe. Palm Springs is colorful and retro, its mid-century architecture and art-deco style still linger decades (and decades) after their prime. Of course, being who we are, we wanted to dress to fit the Palm Springs aesthetic.

70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

This look is fun, but it also is comfortable and cool.

These practical elements make all the difference when wandering in the desert. A t-shirt and shorts are basic components of a generic weekend look, but choosing patterns and graphics that are fun and light can turn a simple look into one that stands out.

70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

One of my favorite aspects of menswear is how simplicity can make a statement. Especially when dressing for fun over practicality, it’s easy to go overboard on accessories. I paired two classic gold accessories to dress up this otherwise casual look. Simple accessories can add a lot of interest without distracting from the outfit as a whole.

70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

Along with the vintage t shirt and fitted shorts, I wore these sockless leather dress shoes. This look is another homage to the seventies. When taking inspiration from other decades, it’s important to remember that your outfit is not a costume. Incorporating a few elements of a time period is more than enough to evoke the style of that decade.

70s Inspired Menswear Lookbook

These are some of the things I considered when creating this look. I am absolutely in love with how this lookbook turned out, and there will be many more decades-inspired lookbooks to come. What’s your favorite decade to take fashion inspiration from? Comment below!

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