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15 paisley-print pieces to complete your 70’s capsule wardrobe


by Erin Lindsay
01st Mar 2020
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Feeling like there might be a summer of love on the horizon? These paisley-printed beauties will have your wardrobe well-prepped for a love-in


The 70’s have experienced a major revival as of late, with Marc Jacobs, Zimmermann and Tommy Hilfiger all weighing in with their interpretations of the dreamy disco aesthetic.

Flares, bell-sleeves and plenty of autumnal tones have resurfaced to new affection among fashion lovers, and we are only too happy to throw ourselves wholeheartedly into the trend, completing outfits with oversized sunglasses (less Lauren Conrad, more Sharon Tate), suede jackets, and a Bardot fringe to top it off.

There is one particular print that is so quintessentially 70’s that it screams out to be paired with the rest of the decade’s best-loved microtrends. The beloved paisley print,

The origins of the design stem back to Persian (Iranian) origin, where it began to spread across Asia and India in the 16th century. For generations, the print was adopted by countries across the Middle East and eventually into Europe, where people developed a penchant for paisley shawls. In the 1800s, weavers from the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland became the prime producers of these shawls, which is where the print got its name.

It has experienced resurgence after resurgence over the last few decades, and has become synonymous with the decade of disco, the 70’s. Delve into your mam or nana’s wardrobe, where you’ll no doubt find paisley shirts, scarves and dresses that will whet your appetite for the trend, and keep you elevated above the rest of the high street imitations. But if you haven’t got access to a relative’s vintage treasures (or they’re still wearing them to this day), these imitations do a pretty convincing job.

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Rixo Katie paisley-print crepe midi dress, €330.00 available from Net-a-Porter

 

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Green Paisley Tiered Midi Skirt, €49 from Topshop

 

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We Are Kindred amalfi paisley print ruffle blouse, €193.55 from ASOS

 

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Paisley Jacquard Alpaca Blend Sweater, now €36 from & Other Stories

 

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Etro Patchwork cashmere and silk-blend scarf, €645 available from Net-a-Porter

 

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Multicoloured Paisley Midi Shirt Dress, €68 from Topshop

 

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Etro Jacquard cardigan, €1,865 available from Net-a-Porter

 

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Only Curve mini dress in paisley print, now €38.71 from ASOS

 

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Printed skirt with belt,  €49.95 from Zara

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Rebecca De Ravenel Terry paisley-print silk-satin maxi skirt, now 591.52 available from Net-a-Porter

 

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Only shirt in bold paisley print, €35.95 from ASOS

 

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Printed midi dress, €59.95 from Zara

 

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High Waisted Satin Trousers, now €47 from & Other Stories

 

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Saloni Diana pleated printed satin midi skirt, €395 available from Net-a-Porter

 

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Zimmermann Bonita paisley-print linen mini dress, €680 available from Net-a-Porter

 

 

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