Few women have captivated the fashion world quite like Ali MacGraw. The Love Story actress, who turns 80 today, set the tone for chic style in the 1970s: belted flares, miniskirts with white boots, and pretty printed blouses with a bohemian air. Her sartorial presence could be felt all fashion month, as well, by way of the subtler take on the ’70s that returned to the streets.
See the bright green corduroy suit; the angora vest and skinny red scarf; the A-line mini with the white patent knee boot. Less of a throwback, the results looked timeless—much like MacGraw. That’s not a bad way to step into spring.
Here, five ways to get that soft ’70s style for yourself.