How To Wear The 70's Trend In Warm Weather | Clozette

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The 1970's made a huge comeback this year, ending the reign of skinny jeans, as well as allowing more people to rock Coachella-esque outfits, outside of Coachella. Turtle necks, flared pants, suede in everything, these are just some of the trends that every one is rocking right now.

Wearing these in warm weather, or in a tropical country, is easier said than done. We don’t have four seasons, our air is extremely humid, and it’s just not practical for us. But we know that won’t stop us. And there are always ways to tailor fashion trends to one’s needs.

So if you come from a tropical country, or it’s not just fall/winter in your area right now, here are five ways you can rock the 70's trend without breaking a sweat!

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Go Bohemian Chic


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The 1970’s hippie culture was all about natural makeup (or no makeup at all) with light clothing and flowers. Today, there’s a reason people sport this look at music festivals during the summer — it’s because they’re comfortable and fashionable!

So, if the temps in your area are 25 degrees and above, things you can rock to bring out your inner flower child are platform sandals, disheveled hair, maxi dresses and skirts, rugged flared jeans, crop tops, and gorgeous shades, and you will look like you just stepped off of a time machine!

Rock Denim Skirts


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Some may argue that this was a 1990's or 2000's thing, but they’re wrong. Denim skirts all began in the disco age. These are perfect for warm weather, no matter how short or long they are because they won’t hug your legs like skinny jeans, and they don’t retain heat like leather or cashmere.

Rock a gorgeous denim mini paired with a crop top and sandals, and you have the perfect throwback OOTD that can be dressed up or down!


Opt For Suede Bags


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With possibly every item of clothing being turning into suede, it’s easy to fall into this leathery madness. Suede is a type of leather that was very popular during the 70's, but it’s just not warm weather appropriate! Not only will it retain heat in your body, but if you begin to sweat, stains are bound to happen that will be hard to get off.

So if you don’t want messy and disgusting sweat stains on your good leather pieces, a suede bag is the way to go. Numerous brands are coming out with them now from wallets to satchels! These leather purses can be worn with any outfit, making it a closet staple for many seasons to come.


Strut In Platforms


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Boots were the star of the 70's, but really? Wearing boots in warm weather is a little ridiculous. Luckily, you can still chuck away your stilettos and wedges because it’s all about the platforms now. These thick cut, killer heels will add an insane amount of height to your look, and it won’t hurt your feet as much! — the thicker heel will be able to distribute your weight on your feet more, instead of just concentrating on one area. These shoes come in array of designs and finishes that will perfectly match any outfit under the Sun.


Throwback With High Collar Dresses


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Taking inspiration from the 1960's with its A-line structure, high collared dresses are perfect for tropical countries because of its breathability and the fact that it won’t choke you like a turtle neck would. These fabulous dresses can be taken from day to night with a change of shoes and they’re very easy to pair with as most come in neutral colours such as nude, black, and maroon!

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Starting your own business at a young age, with no experience whatsoever and every one telling you it’s not feasible, is risky. And that’s exactly what the young founders of HollerMall did — they ignored all the negativity, persevered, and worked hard to materialise their dream. And this past Saturday, they had their grand opening at Paranaque City, Philippines where guests, bloggers, and our very own Clozette Ambassadors Klaopin, AaliyahBenisano, iamaly, and NellCabanban got to shop from a vast collection of brands, ranging from fashion to lifestyle!



HollerMall, home to 44 online-based brands in the Philippines, aims to finally allow shoppers to immerse themselves in a wide range of labels under just one roof, making it easier and faster!


Co-founders Chesca de Mesa and Maelyn Hung

So how did founders Chesca de Mesa and Maelyn Hung do it? For all you entrepreneurs who want to learn the secret to their success, we caught up with them during the grand opening and got an exclusive interview on how they turned their dream into a reality!

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How did the idea [of Hollermall] come to you?

Maeylyn: We started as course mates, we both were in the same org — Industrial Design and Society — then after we graduated, because I had an online shop before, I saw that there was a need for this kind of service. Which is collaborative marketing; we do all the dirty work for you if you want to start your own business, especially for the fashion industry.

It’s so hard to start an online shop especially when there are so many competitors. So what we did is we envisioned to help other online emerging brands grow. 
 
Chesca: Then, we also wanted to create a community for everyone who loves fashion, beauty, etc. So our business actually started because we saw problems when people buy online — like damages, [issues with] quantity, and quality.

Maelyn: Our main concept is we want to help small and medium enterprises through collaboration.



How many brands are hosted right now?

Chesca: As of now, we have 44.

Do you have a criteria when choosing which brands to take in?

Chesca: At first, we didn’t even filter anything.

Maelyn: But we decided that we wanted to help other brands as well, so we’re going to have adjustments so that we can cater to everyone. Our business [motto] is actually, “You grow first, before us.”

How did you come up with the name ‘HollerMall’?

Chesca: As Maelyn said a while ago, she had an online store named “Hype,” so she wanted to rename it to something that started with the letter ‘H’ too. We were joking around and then we came up with “holler”! 


As entrepreneurs, what’s the biggest challenge you’ve had?

Chesca: The biggest challenge is how fast fashion trends come and go, so we have to move fast too.

Maelyn: So when we work, we really work fast. And if we have an idea, we try to execute it as fast as we can. We need to implement the idea…

Chesca: We don’t care about the data as of now. If it doesn’t work, change it again.




Do you have any tips for people who want to start their own business?

Chesca: Actually we attend startup business seminars, which is like a big community filled with startup companies.

Maelyn: Our tip for entrepreneurs is to always keep yourself inspired and to do your own thing. If someone tells you it’s not a good idea, who the hell cares, just do it! Because you never know, it might click [with the people], and if it doesn’t, come up with ways for it to work.

Chesca: Join other startup business communities as well because that’s where you get to learn. You’ll find out their strategies and challenges, and you’ll learn from their experiences too.

Maelyn: Since you’re all startup companies, in a way, you’re helping each other too. And again, always keep yourselves inspired.




How do you deal with competitors with the same concept?

Maelyn: We’re not bothered by it because we see competition as an opportunity for growth. If they have these brands, that’s okay with us because that means the community is growing, you see that there is a demand [for this type of business]. What we’re doing is in a way, supporting the community. So if you were to start your own online shop, it would be easy because these types of businesses exist. Even if it’s just for part-time.

Chesca: Because a lot of online shop owners are only part-time.

Maelyn: We envision a place where you really work for yourself. Instead of working for a big company, why not start your own, right? And we’ll help you with it too. We want our services, as much as possible, to be affordable; we want to cater to all your needs, and if you need tools we have it. Like if you need to do product shots, we have a studio that we can lend you. We want to build a strong support system for the fashion industry.

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Which brands are you excited to shop from at HollerMall? Let us know in the comment section below!

HollerMall is located at 32 Aguirre Avenue, Barangay BF Homes, Paranaque City, Philippines

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We all have our ways of celebrating the festivities — some cuddle up with their families, others have long chats with their BFFs while watching Christmas movies, while others party until they can’t anymore!

That’s right, this holiday season is also known as party season, where celebrations come out of nowhere to say goodbye to the past year and greet the new one with a bang.

Since you’re going to be a busy gal this month, we came up with 3 dresses that will get you ready for any party you’re going to attend, so you don’t have to stress out about what to wear anymore!

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Gothic Lace


(photo from HLRYYS)

Yes, it is the season of merriment, but something about going against that with this gothic, Lolita-esque lace dress just feels so right! The gorgeous lace details gives a touch of innocence -meets-vampy vibe to the whole look, which makes it perfect for any nights out to come; with the berry lips and bold brows perfectly on trend.

Bold Bodycon


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The original ‘night out’ staple, a bodycon dress never goes out of style — it hugs all the right curves, can be as simple or as daring as you want, and they come in an array of styles! But for this Christmas and New Year’s Eve, conquer your fear of wearing horizontal stripes with a striped bodycon dress! Whether your party is casual or formal, this versatile dress can be dressed up or down however you like!


Flirty Peek-a-boo


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An off-the-shoulder dress, but not quite; this white, flirty peek-a-boo number will allow you to dance and have fun all you want — the beaded details will add a little sparkle to your look, while the colour, a classic one, but also reminiscent of summer, will perfectly suit all the parties you plan on going to!

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Which dress are you going to rock this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below!

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