Every decade has its style. It's up to the individual, to understand how to make what's current, suitable and wearable. At age 51, I've stopped caring too much about what's on the street, although it's fun to watch young people experiment. I've never gone after trends, but to a degree, all of us are affected by them.
So far as the 70's are concerned, menswear from that period may look a little bit tacky these days, but so does much of what's available at this moment, in some fine department stores. I won't wear trousers with a low rise, so I just wear my old ones . . . my sister certainly has no use for most of what's out in the stores, now. She wears her vintage Saint Laurent.
So far as women's wear, the 70'S included the Ballets Russes collection, from Yves Saint Laurent . . . his favorite collection, of all that he produced. It was slightly 'mad,' but some of what Saint Laurent showed during that historic presentation, became classic for all time. Shawls, boots, headwraps, vests worn over dropped waists, hair ornaments; coruscating color combinations have been tinkered with, ever since. The 'rich peasant' is a perverse, eternally relevant look whose elements, either piece by piece or as a whole, will always appeal to women.
babygreenspots . . . I curated an exhibtion of vintage Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, garments . . . if you'd like to see my album, send me a private message. I'll send it to you.