Love Children Listen Up: Fashion And Lifestyle Tips For Paying Homage To The 70s

Channeling the vintage dream just got a lot easier

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It's no secret that what comes around, comes back around again in cyclical nature as we intermittently decide it's cool / uncool. With the revival of Twin Peaks, Pokemon, mom jeans and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' relationship, it's clear that what was old is definitely new again.

AS Stranger Things has dominated TV culture this year, 70s nostalgia is at peak at the moment, with wide-legged trousers, platform mules, shaggy fringes and analogue everything as de rigueur. So, as we begin to eat, sleep, breathe in constant nostalgia, here are a few tips, tricks and apps to help you breathe some peace and love into every part of your day.

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Play: A Dark Room

Based on retro gameplay, A Dark Room is a story based game of the format you might have experiences in the late '70s. There's no dialogue, no distracting graphics – it's a bit like one of those adventure books where you have to choose whether to go through Door A or Door B before finding out what happens.

The more you play the game, the more detailed and complicated the options become and it builds into a mysterious narrative that provides more information to work out the true meaning. It gets addictive very quickly and the lack of child-like colours and graphics mean that it's actually quite a chic-looking game for you to wield on the Tube.

Watch: The Deuce

If you've already binged on a whole series of Glow on Netflix, you'll be pleased to know that there's another show ready to take its place. Coming to HBO in September is The Deuce, starring James Franco & Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Set in 70s New York City, James Franco plays twin brothers (yep, that's double the Franco action) during the legalisation and revolution of the New York porn industry. Coming from the creators of The Wire, think American mafia and raw storylines alongside stunning 70s fashion and nightlife scenes.

Shop: Depop

Forget about the hours and sore arms spent sifting through clothes at charity shops. Social shopping app Depop is known for its eclectic fashion community, with a big focus on vintage & unique, reworked pieces. Searching by size & style make it easier to find a vintage gem but the Instagram-esque functionality means that browsing is also a great source of style inspiration.

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Take user Mia Williams aka madseventies, who sources deadstock from the 70s and styles them on her Depop shop. Mia loves to recreate vintage outfits as seen on retro posters and her profile is like a shoppable Instagram for all nostalgia fans out there.

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Use: The Restory

The Restory is an absolutely brilliant new service which allows you to revive, repair, re-imagine and restore old shoes and handbags. So, if you've Depopped your way to an incredible pair of Biba platforms but, being a bit long in the tooth, they could do with a sprucing up before you Saturday Night Fever strut your way down the street, you've found the right app.

The best thing about The Restory is that you don't even need to leave the comfort of your own home (or office) as they'll pick up your item from wherever you are, whisk it off for restoration, send you an estimate before you proceed and then deliver it back to you in a new dust-bag before you've even made any weekend plans.

Listen: Great Guitar Riff's 70s playlist on Apple Music

You might associate 70s music with the 'cheese room' at your local Flares night club, but old school classics don't have to be confined to the dancefloor. Even our guy Frank Ocean understands the appeal of a 70s hit (did you see him serenade Brad Pitt with The Carpenters?)

Find a killer jumpsuit, turn the tunes up and turn any place into your very own Studio 54. Disco ball optional.

Dance: Retro Festival

Immerse yourself in all things vintage at Retro Fest this month. With a variety of clothing stalls, classic cars, steam engines and rockabilly music, it's a celebration of the best of a bygone era.

If you're looking for something a bit more upbeat, try Rewind – the world's biggest 80s music festival. Taking place near Henley-on-Thames, this is the place to wear your brightest 80s outfits and dance to the likes of Gloria Gaynor, Kim Wilde and The Sugarhill Gang. It's rumoured that Mr Motivator will be making an appearance.

Eat: Coin Laundry restaurant

This beautifully retro restaurant claims to serve the perfect combo of "proper comfort food, 70s revival cocktails and a big fat slice of nostalgia". With a laidback neighbourhood vibe, you can stop at Coin Laundry for a kitsch cocktail and play classic board games in the basement. When was the last time you played Kerplunk?

Focusing on seasonal British ingredients, the menu features 70's favourites like chicken kiev, prawn cocktail and fish finger sandwiches – real guilty pleasure plates but crowd pleasers nonetheless.

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