70s-Inspired Striped Tank Top

70s-Inspired Striped Tank Top and Madewell Denim

Madewell Ribbed Sweater Tank in Stripe

Retro 70s-Inspired Stripes and Madewell Denim

Madewell Jeans and Striped Tank, Portland Street Style

Outfit Inspired by the 70s_Clogs, Denim and Stripes

I’m a huge fan of retro fashion and incorporating vintage pieces into my wardrobe to create a modern look. Unfortunately, I’m not really good about frequenting vintage shops and browsing through racks to find what I want. Therefore, I love finding new pieces with a retro twist, like this 70s-inspired striped tank top from Madewell.

Although this tank seems simple at first glance, the colors and texture make it one-of-a-kind. When I saw it, it reminded me of something Mila Kunis would have worn when she played Jackie on That 70s Show. Β To achieve the retro vibe I was going for, I paired it with denim skinny jeans and clogs. However, if I owned a pair of bell bottom jeans, I would have worn those instead to stay true the 70s style I was trying to achieve.

Aside from the 70s-inspired style, I love that the sweater material of this top is perfect for Portland’s mild summer weather. The weather can sometimes be on the cooler side, so it helps to have pieces that provide just enough warmth but are still summer-appropriate. Plus, I love that I can easily mix and match this shirt with other clothes in my wardrobe depending on the occasion.

Just looking at the past few posts, it seems like I’m definitely getting into a habit of borrowing from the past. I’m curious, are you all a fan of vintage fashion and retro styles? If so, what decade do you often find yourself borrowing style cues from?

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Madewell Ribbed Sweater Tank in Stripe | Belt Thrifted from Crossroads (Similar) | Madewell 9″ Rise Jeans | Lotta from Stockholm Peep Toe Clogs in Tan | Black Madewell Bag (Similar)

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  • Reply Jalisa

    You’ve definitely nailed the retro vibe, girl, and I can certainly see Mila Kunis wearing this outfit on the show! I think searching for vintage-like inspiration and details is definitely a great alternative to browsing thrift shops, which can be time consuming. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!



    July 24, 2017 at 7:52 am
    • Reply

      I’m glad you agree! And Madewell has definitely had many great retro-inspired pieces this season, so you should definitely check them out.

      July 24, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Tamara

    Love the stripy top. It’s so cute! I’m all for the retro vibes!


    Tamara –

    July 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks Tamara!

      July 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    I love this 1970s look, I need a pair of those shoes they look so chic and comfy

    July 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm
    • Reply

      Yes! They are the comfiest shoes!

      July 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Keri

    Such a cute tank!! Love the stripes πŸ™‚

    Enclothed Cognition

    July 25, 2017 at 7:49 am
    • Reply

      Thank you!

      July 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Ankita Bardhan

    I am sooo loving the retro vibe this outfit is giving, stripes can totally to you back to those golden years if styled well. You certainly did a great job, love πŸ™‚


    July 25, 2017 at 8:09 am
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      Thank you!

      July 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    I love that colorful striped top! It looks beautiful with the high waist jeans!

    Jessica |

    July 25, 2017 at 8:52 am
    • Reply

      Thanks! I thought the combo would be a good choice. πŸ™‚

      July 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Super cute! I love this look!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    July 25, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you!

      July 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Katrin

    I am a fan of the retro look! Love this top! Looks so cozy, perfect for a hot day!

    July 25, 2017 at 11:50 pm
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      Thank you Katrin!

      July 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Siffat

    You’re so right, the colours and textures make this tank super unique. It’s retro without being too in-your-face. Great casual look!

    July 26, 2017 at 7:28 am
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      Thanks Siffat!

      July 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Tina

    YASSSSS I was totally thinking Mila Kunis when I saw this outfit. Love that show and this look! You are totally rocking the 70’s inspired vibes. I think the cognac accessories really pull it all together. I’m terrible with my fashion history so I’m not sure if I have a vintage or retro style heheh – what do you think?


    July 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm
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      Thank you, Tina! I’m glad you see the reference. And I’m not much of a history buff either, but I usually hear retro associated with the 60s and 70s. So, I think you have a mixture of both retro and classic vintage. πŸ˜€

      August 3, 2017 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Marian

    Perfect style!
    Have a happy week beauty.

    August 5, 2017 at 6:50 am
    • Reply

      Thank you!

      August 5, 2017 at 9:24 am

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