One day, we’ll show off fits in real life again, even if it takes a little re-learning along the way. The Highsnobiety Summer Style Guide is here to help, ensuring that lightweight pieces still result in heavyweight looks.

Netflix's Halston hit the streaming platform this month, recounting fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick and his wild rise to fame. Though Ewan McGregor as Halston is questionable casting, it still puts the style of the mid-1970s in a welcome spotlight. it's not only Netflix at it, but famous faces, too.

Yes, we've all seen Harry Styles dressed head-to-toe in Gucci and attempting to do his best David Bowie impression. But there's way more to 1970s style than Alessandro Michele's muse in a suit.

The decade's all-year-round relevancy comes by way of pieces like flared pants — an item often feared, but one that definitely shouldn't be — and big collar shirts. See Travis Scott showing some extended ankle above and Lakeith Stanfield at the Oscars in a standout, wide-lapel shirt below. Recently, Jeremy O. Harris was seen on the set of Gossip Girl 2.0 in huge shades and a wild suit (pictured in main). These aren't rare occurrences, either. An increasing number of famous faces are tapping into '70s styles that have until now been pretty unfamiliar to streetwear, and, if you haven't already, it's time to take notice.

Though big pants and big collar suits are cool, it's the 1970s summer gear we're loving most at the moment. From big sunglasses to '70s-inspired sneakers via the divisive short short, we've put together a shoppable list of evidence on why 1970s style works best when the weather is hot.

Scroll to shop 1970s style for this summer.

Big Sunglasses

Aviator-Style Gold-Tone Sunglasses

Aviator-Style Gold-Tone Sunglasses

$485

Bottega Veneta

Buy at Mr Porter
Square-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate and Gold-Tone Sunglasses

Square-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate and Gold-Tone Sunglasses

$580

Gucci

Buy at Mr Porter

When it came to dressing, the 1970s was a time for statement-making. A time when the lingering conservatism of the previous decade was questioned more and more. Bold clothing and accessories were everywhere you looked. Quite literally too, as the style literati of the time made big sunglasses a big thing. Starting at the top of this summer's essentials, frames of the oversized kind are back on the scene, thanks to the likes of '70s-pusher Gucci and Bottega Veneta.

Statement Shirts

Poplin Resort Shirt

Poplin Resort Shirt

$62

ARKET

Buy at ARKET
Louie Camp-Collar Floral-Print Cotton Shirt

Louie Camp-Collar Floral-Print Cotton Shirt

$430

BODE

Buy at BODE
Dobby Short Sleeve Shirt

Dobby Short Sleeve Shirt

$250

Factor's

Buy at Factor's

That Lakeith Stanfield Oscars fit had everyone talking. The Saint Laurent jumpsuit was perfect, but it wouldn't have been the show-stopping look that it was without the wide lapel shirt that sat underneath it. Shirts like this were the most powerful weapon in the nighttime arsenal of 1970s style, whether in crisp white iterations to add subtle contrast or all-over floral prints for those that hadn't shaken off the '60s aesthetic yet.

Short Shorts

Logo Patch Track Shorts

Logo Patch Track Shorts

$206

Telfar

Buy at Farfetch
Simon 3" Race Shorts

Simon 3" Race Shorts

$75

District Vision

Buy at District Vision
70s Shorts

70s Shorts

$150

adidas x Wales Bonner

Buy at adidas

The inseam debate continues to rage on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, and in the Highsnobiety office. However, if this was the 1970s, then we might not be arguing over short lengths at all. Why? Because everybody in that decade seemed to be vehemently against anything longer than the 5-incher.

Flared Pants

Mid-Rise Flared Trousers

Mid-Rise Flared Trousers

$994

Marni

Buy at Farfetch
Wool and Silk Jacquard Flared Trousers

Wool and Silk Jacquard Flared Trousers

$1250

Gucci

Buy at ssense
Flared-Leg Trousers

Flared-Leg Trousers

$1010

Raf Simons

Buy at Farfetch

On the other end of the '70s spectrum to short shorts, flared pants are still a rarity in casual fashion. It's not hard to see why, either. They're tricky to pull off but you'll be rewarded if you make the effort — just ask Travis Scott. In the image of the Houston rapper above, he's wearing the Raf Simons flared pants, which you can shop here.

Iconic Sneakers

Waffle Trainer 2 SP Sneakers

Waffle Trainer 2 SP Sneakers

$104

Nike

Buy at Slam Jam
SL 72

SL 72

$79

adidas

Buy at END.

You can usually measure how good the style of a certain decade was by the rate at which it is still referenced today. You only have to look to the current sneakers market, particularly the much-loved staple silhouettes, to see that 1970s style is going absolutely nowhere.

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