1970s Cowgirl Grandma Chic is In, Everyone

Thursday, August 20, 2015


I am loving the bell-bottom, cropped denim wearing, basket carrying, flower-child embracing trend that's going on right now.
There is this look that is part 70s, part cowgirl, part folksy grandma, and I want you all to know about it. It's Texas meets Woodstock, but refined for 2015. I've heard her called "The Marlboro Woman," inspired by "The Marlboro Man," a rugged All-American cowboy, wearing denim in its raw, dusty form.

So... What does this girl look like? In essence, here "she" is:









Now how do you find pieces to channel this yourself? There are some rules I follow that may help:

  • Denim should be high waisted & fitted in the butt, but loose at the bottom. Ideally, they're cropped a bit. Zara.com has a 1970s denim wave going on right now. I have two pairs that I am wearing to death lately. I'm sure they still have lots. Otherwise, Etsy.com has tons of vintage pairs. Just search '70s denim' and find them in your size. 
  • Tops should be tucked in if you're wearing jeans. A tan belt (vegan leather or used is best!) pulls everything together nicely. T-shirts and anything fitted works well. Blues and greens are great, floral patterns too.
  • Button down dresses make the easiest outfit. Reformation and Free People always have amazing ones that fit beautifully.
  • Wide brimmed fedoras are taking a more cowboy turn these days. Stetson makes great cowboy hats. Anything that isn't too over the top will be great. You're best bet is probably a vintage shop or Etsy, again.
  • Remember that this isn't "boho" or anything flowy like that. It's more rugged and folsky, and everything is fitted in the waist still.
  • I like to use a basket as my handbag these days too. It's more charming and rustic than the usual purse. Here are a couple things I've gotten recently at thrift stores that go along with all this (worst quality photos for some reason, sorry!):








9 comments :

  1. you bell bottom babe
    love this post very unique

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  2. Very groovy indeed :)

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  3. You lucky lucky girl!
    I can't believe you found that basket at a thrift store!

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  4. you bell bottom babe! great and unique post

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  5. Loving this trend as well.. My style has always been either bohemian or the classic, sophisticated look. Which are polar opposites, I know. But I love how this one is like in the middle, where as it's not so hippie but it's a little more free than the classic fitted look. Love, love it!

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  6. Loved this post!! <3

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  7. I love you dayna and I'm taking notes :)

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  8. I love your posts! You should totally write a post about your life as a model! I've seen you do a lot of photoshoots on instagram. What's it like? I've always wanted to be one myself (because I watch a lot of ANTM.) But I'm sure you'll have lots of interesting insights on the modelling industry :)

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