I Dressed Like It Was 1977

hello friends and welcome to another video today I’m gonna be dressing like we did 40 years ago in 1977 1977 was the year that brought us Annie Hall the first personal Apple Computer Space Mountain in the births of Kanye West Shakira and Chuckie Cheese from Burt Reynolds mustache to Chewbacca’s facial hair 1977 was a year of lining up to boogie at Studio 54 as well as to see Luke Skywalker destroy the Death Star for the first time ever while Abba was crooning about dancing Queens and some dude named Fernando an entire movie was being produced about Arnold Schwarzenegger biceps in regards to what we were wearing it was a year of flared pants matching his and hers blouses polyester everything and all of this floofy hair from the Farrah flip to the fluffy bowl-cut seventies hair definitely had its moments so once again Kaylee Melissa a super talented hairstylist and youtuber agreed to aid me in my quest to become a foxy 70s mama so with some assistance and after consulting a few fashion magazines these 500-page JCPenney catalogs and my mom I think I’ve managed to put together three outfits that echo some of the iconic looks of the time as always I’m going to be focusing mostly on an American fashion though as we know Abba was from Sweden so 1977 what happened and what we wore so for my first outfit I whipped out the polyester and a touch of suede for a business casual pantsuit look my hair is Susan and the sweetest wishin and just going together this outfit was inspired by several looks from the JCPenney catalog as well as some leading ladies from TV and film including Mary Tyler Moore Annie Hall the Charlie’s Angels and the og Wonder Woman herself Lynda Carter well her alter ego Diana Prince is not working not literally Wonder Woman super suit but that thing is pretty fly I’m not Wonder Woman I Drive this outfit includes leather loafers Brown flared pants this brown belt a striped button-down shirt a tan suede jacket this orange Ascot and these giant glasses these like earthy and orangie tones kind of make me feel like Velma from scooby-doo oh yeah yes everything is some type of brown or earth tone the seventies color palette was very much a reaction against the bright psychedelic colors and rainbows of the 60s I’ve kind of got like Velma glasses and orange shaggy pants and fred ascot there’s a little bit of the whole gang this is this yet this the shaggy run he goes how do you do the Velma run probably the same way yeah animated exactly the same kind of like are leaning over and like waiting for word this outfit could work for an undercover agent or as office wear but variations on this pants and blouse outfit seemed to be everywhere as pants became more mainstream as women’s wear you kind of look like you’re someone from Argo mm like an ambassador hanging out with Ben Affleck not that part as little as 10 years earlier women wearing pants in everyday business or formal settings was not exactly socially acceptable but in the late 60s and early 70s many women began wearing more unisex less typically feminine clothing and by the late 70s pants were everywhere in denim polyester and attached to halter tops in Disco jumpsuits these are bell-bottoms they’re more like bootcut Flair’s but like I am going to the office I’m not going to the disco quite yet this entire look was also worn by guys to flared pants loafers and wide lapels shirts were popular amongst everyone and so was this wavy hairstyle with side swept bangs today I’m gonna make you look like my mom in high school she had these long Libby bangs and basically everything is curled out away from the face so I’m gonna get your hair to have as much wealth eNOS as I can and then we’re using another toupee couldn’t go another video that low to panic neither do paise they’re important for my makeup I went with gold and bronze eye shadow mascara a bit of blush and a neutral lip color I’m not too sure about the eyebrows I think I might have too much eyebrow for the 70s but um the glasses mostly conceal those so that’s good this outfit really does make me feel like I’m some type of investigative reporter this is why you blend right in with the fall foliage oh you’re trying to blend in that was your detective who are you investigating right now you Hey yes that’s what I said you damn it I think maybe it’s the glasses or the old camera that I found can I help you the under arrest you’re under but regardless it was fun and I would definitely wear this Ascot again now that I’ve double nodded it it’s never coming off snip it off leave my I’ve got a loan for my second outfit I threw on a leather jacket and stuck some safety pins in my ears for this Punk street fashion look I think I’m like trying to figure out like how angry I should be get to be mad there’s any form of government at all in 1977 the punk movement was growing concurrently in New York and in London led by major music acts such as The Ramones blondie The Sex Pistols and the clash if you’re an American punk you do this but if you’re a British Punk you do this Brewed I don’t know you can do it with both hands actually don’t know which hand this is in here like bow hand like this one was lost like you shot an arrow never though punks on different sides of the pond had slightly different styles the underlying ideology was mostly the same mainstream music sucked mainstream politics sucked hippies sucked and maybe we should give an archaic amps and in this case you’re basically angry at the Greeks yeah exactly it’s like how dare you create democracy who created currency there next how would we exchange goods exchange pins okay I guess that’s currency dammit it’s part that fits the definition of currency for this outfit I chose these chunky sold combat boots fishnet stockings a distressed plaid skirt this Sex Pistols t-shirt this black leather moto jacket a dog collar necklace and as I mentioned before a few strategic safety pins and band pins maybe it was like how many shows you would went to or just like how many bands you wanted to rep those it got a Boy Scout back yeah punks doubts and for my makeup I was inspired by Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees who was a major style icon of the London punk scene Punk fashion and music leans heavily on nostalgia for 1950s rock and roll bringing back elements like the greasers leather motorcycle jackets and straight leg denim jeans but this time they were distressed and repurposed almost as if the punks had dragged them out of their proverbial great yam and now kiss I feel like I really look the part but I’m not doing so good at acting the part yeah argh or in general the aesthetic of punk was all about shock value facial piercings of many varieties bold makeup vertical hair ripped pants plaid pants no pants and an abundance of metal chains though some commonalities emerged the general style theme was just DIY or go naked and you did take one of these off and make it an earring how much can you feel your hair in the wind I can feel it looks feel like a giant cotton ball it looks like you ain’t got involved this hairstyle in particular is inspired by images of women attending punk music shows as well as everyday street looks yes my goal is to make you several inches taller today I’m doing a wig first so I can get the hair slightly shorter to give me a better chance at fully defying gravity how much geology putting this thing already Kaleigh all the gel I had all the gel and though many Punk’s had shorter hair it seems like longer hair could also be styled straight up or in some kind of orb around your head like the 80s here is kind of like restoration England and this one is kind of like pre-revolution France needs make a very counterculture twist on Rococo yeah good I like that attitude switch though it was new in the 70s the punk aesthetic is a pretty timeless counterculture look something that is kind of interesting to me is how similar that this look is to my 2007 like emo slash scene work like it’s just I feel like I’m like them all I’m just like dropping out emo babies left and right most people avoided me in this outfit sugar spikes everything nice but besides that I did very much enjoy kicking stuff with my thick-soled combat boots consider yourself lucky that could have been your Shinya don’t kick me and head-banging in hot topic I was so nervous to head bang because I thought that it would like to get rid of all the height but maybe in fact that’s what it needs oh yeah that’s how you do by yourself yeah exactly you just put all the gel in it and then you come was like creating a blender you’re like a place that’s no doubt many old school Punk’s would not frequent but they arguably helped build for my final outfit I jump suited up for a night on the town disco look it is a little before dusk so it is a little early for disco fever but the Sun shall soon be setting the 1970s going outlook traded in the miniskirts of the 60s for full-length dresses flared pants and jeans and other easy to groove in garb I feel like this outfit is very much made for dancing but not necessarily for going to the bathroom and not really for much else for this outfit I’m wearing a black jumpsuit with a halter top flared leg and teardrop-shaped cutouts a gold brooch golden dancing sandals a gold purse and these golden black accessories inspired by disco icons like Donna Summer Diana Ross and a little bit of the Bee Gees I don’t know what I’m doing I’ve lost the beat for my makeup I chose this bright blue eyeshadow blush and lip gloss I think I’ve already eaten my lip gloss off but the eye shadows still there I haven’t eaten that yet no for my hair we went for the full fare of flip my hair is faceting the way just like a fountain that is being released from a faucet I’m just workfare foster in there somewhere it’s really not work it’s no it’s coming across there you go farrah fawcett a Charlie’s Angel and style icon had a very specific wide layered look but in general for disco hair the bigger and curlier the better for this look Kaley found a full diagram of how to get the exact fare a flip from the curls to the wings to the feathery feathery bangs I’m not exactly sure what types of moves I should be doing I feel like the only one I really know is this one yeah it’s classic this right this one feels like I’m grooving to the windows to the wall this went down although discos were known for their anything-goes mentality dance by herself dance naked ride a white horse tonight I decided to go out with a disco partner for Tyler’s outfit we went full John Travolta and we watched him from the hair to the red blouse to the flared pants all the way down to the super tall platform dancing shoes and all the way back up to the exposed chest hair Tyler what are you eating good we couldn’t find a real disco club nearby but there was a roller disco that was open on a Monday night so we went to go try out some of our moves it’s time to boogie the disco scene was going strong in 1977 with the opening of studio 54 in New York and the massive success of the movie Saturday Night Fever I’m ready I’m very bad but a few short years earlier it was more of an underground movement disco finds its roots in the gay club scene of New York in the late 1960s originally as a place where many people from different marginalized communities would get together and dance it out but by the middle of the decade disco became mainstream here baby and growing to be a four billion dollar industry with over 10,000 discotheques open across America by 1978 the roller disco in particular was an emblem of the late 70s it seems like roller skating in general became popular and so we all had the idea that bringing the two together would be a match made in heaven regardless it was the closest we could find to a true disco club as well as a great place to showcase me almost falling on my ass multiple times and there was a disco ball so I think it counts I didn’t do that great but I can’t exactly I didn’t fall we got a good dance it in there yeah exactly I would definitely do this again I would come back for sure yeah so those were my 1977 outfits an additional bonus outfit that I’ve been wearing the entire time is this jumpsuit that my mom bought and believed she wore in 1977 she and my grandma also sent a couple of other outfits that they believe are late 70s and maybe early 80s overall I really enjoyed styling outfits around the 1977 aesthetic of all the things in these looks there definitely is some stuff that’s in style today to be honest the punk outfit is something that people would and do wear pretty much from head to toe today and I also think that a lot of retailers are referencing the 70s in their fall and winter clothing lines for me I’d like to bring back the ascot I was walking so much purpose my Ascot just blew open and also the rollerskates I wasn’t very good at it but I feel like I could get better and again I could always use more chest hair from Tyler I do like the John Travolta hair but I mostly like the Tyler hair and by that I mean chest hair this is his just thank you guys so much for watching once again a huge thank you to Caylee Melissa for helping me out with my 70s do’s I’ve linked her channel below so make sure to go check it out she’s very talented and she even transformed into John snow one time if you liked that video make sure to smash that like button and if you want to see more videos like this make sure to chumash that subscribe button and if you’ve already smash that subscribe button make sure to also smash that little bell icon in the middle to turn on post notifications you get a notification every time that I post here are my social media handles and make sure to check out my next feet I do a lot of daily vlogging and Q&A is on there a big shout out to Jim for watching thanks for watching jam & we’ll see you guys next time [Music]

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