*guest post written by Elise Morgan
There are some trends that never go out of style, which means great news for us! We don’t even have to buy new clothes; all we need to do is take a peek at the wardrobes of our mothers and grandmothers. Who knows what hidden treasure we might find there! We can create dozens of new looks by simply combining the “old” with the new. The truth is that no sooner had one generation got over certain looks and styles, than the next one began discovering them. Let’s take a look at some past trends that have been taking over the fashion scene.
What to Expect from the 1970s
One item on the must-have list from the 1970s is a blazer that you can perfectly combine with a pair of skinny jeans that you have in your wardrobe without a doubt. You should consider opting for a blazer made of velvet that will be the star among materials in the fashion world. Of course, the past trends have undergone some contemporary alterations, for example, a popular 1970s flirty dress has a sexier note with a deeper neckline. In true spirit of this period, you can wear the flirty dress in a combination with tall leather boots, but if you have something else in mind, then go for it! You can even take lace-up sandals into consideration, especially if they are knee-high. Another item on the list is a blouse with a high neckline that you can wear for almost every occasion. The women of 1970s also wore mini shifts, so if you happen to run into one among the old clothes, combine it with a cardigan, or a vest to see how it works for you. You can transform almost everything you find among the clothes of your mother or grandmother to suit your style and personality. Be creative and find a way to balance the old with the new.
The Trends from the 1980s
The fashion of 1980s was bold, focusing on strong colours and different prints. In fact, the animal print was quite popular back in the day and it was used even for coats. Although quite controversial, it has always been present to some extent in the fashion world. You can wear a coat in animal print with a simple, but elegant dress and minimal accessories. This way, you’ll create a balance and look fashionable and daring. Now, let’s move on. Here comes another popular item from the 1980s – crop tops. Everybody loves them and everybody wears them in their own unique way. You can wear a crop top with high-waist trousers or skirts and look simply fabulous! The businesswomen of 1980s looked both powerful and fantastic in power suits. Whether you’re planning to enter the business world or not, opting for fashionable ladies suits is never a wrong choice, since they’re one of those phenomena that never go out of style. Among the popular materials in the ‘80s was faux fur that looked really funky in vivid colours. If you’re a fan of fur, you’ll be happy to hear that fur vests and coats are on the must-have list. One of the most recognizable features of this period were shoulder pads which have made their way through to the present fashion scene. They can contribute to an elegant look with little effort. Finally, cold shoulder dresses and tops that you can combine with a fashionable skirt and leggings will make you feel sexy and attractive!
Something from the 1990s
This period was more eclectic in nature and comprised features of previous fashion trends, however, there are some fashion elements typical of the ‘90s that are present now. A simple but fashionable detail is tying a shirt around your waist for a casual look for every day. One of the most eye-catching trends from the 1990s is the choker necklace that can be combined with almost everything, from elegant dresses, to jeans and a blouse. When it comes to the makeup, a dark lipstick will emphasise your lips and make you irresistible.
Fashion trends come and go, but some find their way back. Therefore, make sure to keep your old clothes, and the clothes of your older family members – you never know when you might need them.