Dress Your Nest: East Coast vs. West Coast Retro Style

My favorite thing about the 70s trend explosion as of late is that there are so many styles to choose from that all fall under the same retro umbrella. Just check out the last two seasons of Mad Men and you'll see what I mean. The style differences between the New York and LA sets alone are so distinct, giving off completely different vibes in each place. For instance, when I think of East Coast retro style, I picture a graphic, structured look. This downtown aesthetic in general can be described as crisper and more polished than its Western counterpart.

Here's my take on the 70s trend, East Coast style, for both your home and and your wardrobe.

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bag + table  |  boots + mirror  |  necklace + lamp  |  tray + bracelet  |  dress + sheets  |  pillow + scarf

 

 

West Coast style, to me, is the other extreme. Instead of sharp and bold, this look is all about being relaxed and free. It's at once both more casual and more glamorous.

Here are a few of my favorite 70s-inspired West Coast finds.

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chair + clutch  |  light + necklace  |  shoes + pillow  |  jacket + glasses  |  pants + rug  |  cuff + table

 

My personal style is definitely more on the West Coast side. I'm a sucker for all things velvet and/or gold and I love a good flowing fabric.

What about you? Do you rock the 70s trend in your home or wardrobe? Are you an East or West Coaster when it comes to style?

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