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Bringing Back the 70’s: Styling Bell Bottoms and Boot-Cut Pants.

Currently Listening to: Wizkid ft. Drake – Come Closer

Hi guys,

Welcome to the blog once again, Who missed me or did anyone even notice my absence? I announced in one of my IG posts that I was taking a weekend blog break yet I didn’t get the rest I really needed. Why? You ask, well I was away for an event (I talked about it here) and I’m here to share the deets of my outfit. I also have two guests in this post, so keep reading.

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Last weekend, 3rd June, 2017, I was opportuned to attend the first edition of the Lagos Leather Fair and I’m glad I was a part of it. I dragged my sister and a friend along and after all the whole masterclasses and workshops  we spent the rest of the day taking photos.

DSC_0109Bootcut pants and Bell Bottoms were big in the seventies and they have totally made a comeback on our current fashion scene. I talked about the bell bottoms comeback in one of my first posts and I styled denim bootcut pants here.

DSC_0134 (2)I won these pants in a giveaway and even before I got them, I already knew how I was going to style them. The pants have a matching top yet I love to style co-ords as separates.

Related – Stylin’ Co-ordinates

I paired my bell bottoms with a basic black shirt and minimal accessories because the pants already make a statement. I also wore a pair of sandals made by yours truly and my black satchel, not pictured yet previously styled here, to create that minimalist – neutral look.DSC_0113It was quite coincidental that my sister and I opted for pants from the seventies. She paired her bootcut (not to be mistaken for  palazzo pants though they look similar) pants with a vintage inspired top, jelly flats,minimal accessories and a satchel. Minimalist chic was definitely the theme of the day.DSC_0156 (2).JPGHere are things to keep in mind when styling these kind of pants, especially those with a pattern.

  • Wear a fitted top, your pants and top can’t both be loose.
  • Avoid wearing too many accessories, your pants already draw attention.
  • Go for footwear with a little height as you don’t want your pants sweeping the floor.
  • Keep it simple and chic.

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That’s it guys. I’ll be styling the matching top in subsequent posts and these pants just might make a comeback too. Check out more pictures after this and find out who my second guest on the blog is.

Related – Channeling Vintage Vibes on the Red Carpet

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The Second Guest

Yep that’s my friend and waka partner. Remember him from this event?

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My Outfit Details

Top – Thrift | Pants – Giveaway win | Sandals – Handmade by Yours Truly |Accessories – Random Buys


My Sister’s Outfit Details

Top – Thrift | Pants – Balogun Market | Jellies – Random Buy | Choker@ShopLhurveDavies|Accessories – Random Buys and DIYs


What’s your take on these pants from the 70’s?

How would you style yours?

I’d love to hear from you.

Till next time,

WanShyGirl

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29 thoughts on “Bringing Back the 70’s: Styling Bell Bottoms and Boot-Cut Pants.”

    1. Awwwww thanks Lade I’ll let her know this. Well I’m with you on the never say never, I trust you’ll do justice to it too if you ever decide to wear them.

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