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Yes, '70s fever has officially struck the high street, and let's just say I am more than happy to succumb to the throwback-induced delirium. There are no two ways about it: If I had to be transported back to a decade, it would be the 1970s (well, fashion-wise, anyway… I'd miss Citymapper too much). I love its leg-lengthening flares, pointed-collar shirts, frou-frou blouses, and of course, the jumpsuits. Oh, the jumpsuits. I have long worshipped at the altar of all-in-ones, but this season has seen the retro-inspired piece explode into stores and dominate in the street style stakes. The Scandi crowd went wild for the trend at Copenhagen Fashion Week, and its popularity shows no sign of abating.
So what makes the jumpsuit so special? Personally, I think the secret of its success lies in its simplicity. This is the ultimate pull-on piece. The hardest part is finding the fit that works for you (there is one for everyone, trust me). After that, the rest is easy. Just chuck on a pair of Western boots, layer up some pendant necklaces, grab a crossbody bag and you're ready to rock.
So whether you go for a utilitarian boilersuit or a belted, form-fitted number, you will never regret investing in a jumpsuit (apart from when you have to go to the toilet—no explanation needed). It's by far the easiest way to look chic for autumn/winter 2018. Scroll down to see and shop my favourite jumpsuits on the high street.