Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

Chris Benz's spring collection mixes slouchy chiffon blouses and '70s pinafores with some truly enviable cardigans. It's fashion catnip for those of us who've ever dreamed we could be a long-lost Brady stepchild — like a really nerdy one.

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

I liked the arts-and-crafts touches, like the embroidered cardi shown here.

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

Also, that mustard knobbly sweater.

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

And the shoes! Oh my God, the shoes. They look painful (and catastrophically expensive) but with that floral upholstery print they are like the ultimate in dork-cool.

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

Kelly Osbourne doesn't seem to agree. More for me, then!

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

How sweet are the below-the-knee drawstring skirts?

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

Rope belts — now there's an easy DIY.

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

Personally, I'm glad that the '70s notes and the '90s revival we've been seeing in many of the collections both translate to one thing: a wider range of pants silhouettes. I can't be the only one who's long been sick to death of peeling on and off skinny jeans.

Spring Is Basically All 70s, All The Time At Chris BenzS

Also awesome is the fact that the models look like they were having a decent time of things. Even if they've been stuck standing around in those shoes for an hour, on display for the invited guests, at least they were allowed to talk and interact with one another.