style // the ’70s thing

If anything, I’m a jeans and tee kind of girl. Above all else, I long to be comfortable. Although lately, I’ve been working on reimagining this classic look that relies on basics with pieces that do the same thing, but in a way more special way. This outfit is pretty straightforward, actually: white top and jeans, but with a twist. That twist being a somewhat modern take on the ’70s thing, aka my go-to leaning for this past summer.

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Let’s talk about high-waisted jeans. When I throw on these vintage babies, I feel about 10 feet tall and my waist feels itty bitty. It’s kind of a powerful, sexy feeling. They are soooo different from the jeans I normally wear — I’m way more of a skinny jeans kind of gal. So it’s just really fun to switch it up every once in a while and go for something that elongates and has lots of visual interest (hello, the braided waistband!).

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I don’t mean to boast, but… that ass! It’s definitely the jeans doing their job…

The one thing about wearing voluminous jeans? I feel like I have to wear super-tall shoes to elongate my legs and give my height, lest I feel diminutive. To keep things simple, I went for a pair of nude wedges so that just a hint of my toes peek out.

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On top, I knew exactly what I wanted to wear: this boxy crop top that has been my favorite piece of the season. I layer it over maxi dresses, with cut offs, and now with my bellbottoms. I love how it’s a little bit sheer and boasts lots of intricate cutwork details.

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Then, accessories: my favorite bag trend of the season, the bucket bag, and one ginooormous cocktail ring to finish it off. This is a look that I tend to wear to the studio when I’ve got some meetings and then happy hour with da ladies!

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outfit details: Free People crop top, jeans from a sample sale (probably vintage), Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag, vintage ring, and Chloe wedges from Nordstrom Rack.

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Photography by Meghan Klein for Jojotastic.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 8.3.15
    Alizee Castel said:

    You look gorgeous as always :-) In love with this bucket bag!