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1970s Style With Sara Waiste

Tue 11 Jul

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First, a warning: one look at Sara Waiste’s Instagram feed will make you want to grow your hair, invest in embroidery and wear as much fringed suede as you can without tripping over. Because nobody has ever done 1970s bohemian better than this fashion blogger, with the possible exception of Stevie Nicks.

While the odd well-chosen modern piece sneaks in there, most of this twenty-something Londoner’s wardrobe is vintage, bought from boutiques and markets across the world, including Camden Market. Here are Sara’s top trader picks, and how she styles them.

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Image credit: Sara Waiste

Araucaria pom pom clutch and paisley throw.

‘I found these great pieces in a shop called Araucaria, which is full of Indian-inspired homeware, and they sell a bit of clothing too. A real-life treasure trove. I’m going to use the pom pom bag as a make-up bag.’

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Image credit: Sara Waiste

Cactus leather bag.

‘An incredible leather accessories shop in the heart of Camden combining the influence of British culture with Moroccan leather tradition, where they hand-make all their leather products. They can custom-make you anything too, which is pretty amazing.’

Tribu snake ring.

‘Tribu is a jewellery shop inspired by tribal cultures, artists and music. They hand-make a lot of what they sell in the back of the shop and can resize or adjust anything to make sure it fits you perfectly. I’ve been after a snake ring for ages – I love this one.’