SEVENTIES INSPIRED + A FRESH FLORAL CROWN TUTORIAL

ON ME: SHIRT DRESS, LACE UP SANDALS, BAG, FLORAL CROWN (TUTORIAL BELOW)

ON B: SHIRT, SHORTS, SHOES

ON FOS: SHIRT, SHORTS, SHOES
in collaboration with old navy | photos by rad and happy

One of my favorite things about fashion is how cyclical it is. I love seeing trends from past decades resurfacing, but coming back in a modern way. The seventies are back right now, and with festival season approaching it only seems appropriate.

While we don’t need to bring back the rainbow tie-dye or giant peace symbols, it’s easy to add a touch of seventies into your look while still staying modern. Old Navy has tons of fun seventies-inspired pieces and it’s easy to incorporate them into your look without looking dated. Try these tricks:

Choose classic silhouettes. When looking for seventies-inspired pieces, look for classic or modern silhouettes, like a tailored button-down, an a-line skirt, or a shirtdress, so the seventies prints or colors look fresh and modern.

Create balance with modern pieces. If your piece is seventies inspired in both silhouette, print, and/or color, style it with modern pieces, like skinny jeans, a fitted leather jacket, or ankle boots.

Old Navy’s pretty much done all the work for you with all their modern pieces, like the gorgeous shirtdress I’m wearing, and the darling button downs and cut-off shorts the boys are wearing.

In February, I attended a launch party in LA for Old Navy’s seventies-inspired line, and in addition to a killer synchronized roller skating rooftop performance and lots of good seventies music, there was also a floral crown station. They had professionals making them, but I was so inspired by them that I had to try my hand at making a fresh floral crown. It turns out it’s really simple, and not only does it make a great accessory for your seventies-inspired look, it’s also perfect for upcoming festival season!

Click the READ MORE below to find a step by step tutorial for making a fresh floral crown!

MATERIALS:
fresh daisies
thick floral wire
floral tape
wire cutters
scissors
cut the daisies so their stems are about three inches long. I only used six flowers.
Measure the floral wire around your head and make a double circle. Twist the ends to secure it. 
Now it’s time to add the flowers. Use a piece of floral tape 6-8 inches long. Lay the flower against the wire and tightly wrap it from the base of the flower, down the stem. 
Once you get about two inches down the stem, add your second flower. Make sure they lay the same direction. Repeat with a second piece of floral tape and attach. 
Repeat for three flowers, all going the same direction. your crown should now look like this, above. 
Now move to the other side of the crown and repeat the same three flower process, but adding them toward the first three, as seen above and below. 
For the third and final flower, cut the stem short (about 1 1/2 inches long), and add it to the section in between all your flowers. 
And you’re done! This will last for about two days if you refrigerate it when it’s not in use!