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Throw-Back Thursday -fashion

 Just like old music, movies and books coming back into style in the 21st century, we have seen many fashion trends in the ’60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s coming back in trend in the 21st century. As tastes change and generations draw inspiration from previous decades, it’s no surprise that some of our current trends are a mixed bag of past decade’s fashion trends. The best part is that you do not have to buy these items new, you can rent them, look through your mother’s wardrobe or find them in thrift stores. Below, we explore the top 10 most classic fashion trends that have made a comeback.

1. Mom Jeans

Known for their high waisted, loose-fitting and tapered around the ankle look, mom jeans were incredibly popular back in the ’90s and have made a strong comeback in the 21st century with many new ways to style them. Say goodbye to skinny jeans because mom jeans are the new thing. Jeans are usually quite easy to find at thrift stores, which is a great way to reduce waste, and you can pair them with boots and belts for an off-duty model look.

2. Corduroy

Corduroy was incredibly popular in the ’70s and was mainly used for children’s clothing. Coming back into fashion in this era, we see corduroy everywhere. From jackets, pants, handbags, shirts and skirts, corduroy is the new fashionable material.

3. Chunky Sneakers

Chunky sneakers were a trend that nobody thought would come back into style again. But like they were in the ’80s, these have made a huge comeback, with many designer brands such as Gucci and Balenciaga rocking the chunky sneaker.

4. Scrunchies

Hair accessories have been a massive part of fashion since the beginning of time. It’s no surprise that society has gone through their fair share of trendy hair accessories. But, in this 21st century, scrunchies have made a return to the fashion game. Not only fashionable amongst your fellow peers, but many celebrities are also rocking this trend too. Scrunchies are actually quite easy to make yourself using fabric scraps for a more sustainable and economical approach.

 5. Silk Scarves

Silk scarves were a big hit in the ’50s and are a big hit today. We aren’t wearing our silk scarves as we did in the ’50s. Instead, we’re becoming more creative, turning our silk scarves into tops, hair accessories and even sometimes a matching skirt and top. See if you can repurpose old scarves of your own or your parents instead of throwing them out.

6. Bike Shorts

Having their moment in the ’80s and then again in the ’90s and now in the 21st century, bike shorts keep coming back as a hot trend in fashion. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Bella Hadid are seen rocking pairing these shorts with oversized sweaters, t-shirts and often with a pair of chunky sneakers. Talk about bringing old trends to life!

7. Flared Pants

We all know the 70’s staple, flared pants. And unbeknownst to everybody, they’ve made a comeback in today’s world. We are seeing this silhouette due to the retro style coming back into fashion. Not only are we seeing more and more people rock them at festivals, but also in their everyday life.

8. Denim

Seemingly, ripped jeans appear to be coming back every 5-10 years. In the 80’s, ripped denim was a staple in many of our closets. And no surprises that, ripped denim is once again popular. Seen mostly on ripped jeans and jackets, it is slowly becoming a staple in our closet again.

9. Bum bags

Bum bags are a hands-free accessory that used to be incredibly popular in the ’80s and even ’90s. Though they fell out of fashion in the 2000’s, we are seeing bum bags becoming more and more popular today. Not only are they convenient and easy to carry, but they are also becoming a staple in the fashion industry. You can find designer ones at thrift stores or rent it online from sites like The Volte to stand out for a specific event, such as the famous Gucci bum bag. Instead of buying a trendy piece that you’ll wear once or twice, consider hiring a piece of clothing for the night.

10.  Puffy Sleeves

Puffy sleeves are coming back as a fashion trend with a bang. Mirroring the late 1800’s trend of puffy sleeves, the modern 21st-century puffy sleeve is a lot more elegant and modern. They are often seen paired with high waisted skirts and flared pants. Looking at more sustainable brands with better quality shirts means these types of basic styles will last you way into the future.

Throw-back Thursday

LETS LOOK AT FASHIONS THEN BROUGHT BACK TO NOW

THEN AND NOW: THROWBACK FASHION TRENDS THAT HAVE MADE A COMEBACK
IS NOTHING EVER NEW? By.crfashionbook

As ephemeral as trends are, they have a way of coming back—even the most polarizing
ones—years, and sometimes decades, later. Fashion’s cyclical nature makes their return
inevitable. And for today’s top trends, it looks as though designers and celebrities have borrowed
style cues from the past to craft looks that feel at once modern and retro.

THEN: STRAW BAGS
From shopping in Paris to strolling along the Côte d’Azur, Jane Birkin was never without a straw
tote in her grip in the ’70s. A permanent fixture of hers, the bag was thought of as a way to achieve
effortless French girl glamour.

NOW: STRAW BAGS
Designers’ take on the straw bag boasts added structure, new silhouettes, and luxe trimmings, like
leather edges and wide canvas stripes (as seen here on the Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2018
runway).

THEN: FANNY PACK
Fanny packs got their bad rap from the bright-colored nylon styles in the ’80s, but Donna Summer
proved they were once chic, strapping a leather-trimmed one around her waist during a
performance in 1979.

NOW: FANNY PACKS
Fanny packs (otherwise known as “hip packs” or “bag belts”) have finally been embraced by the
fashion set. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele blanketed his version in logos for Spring/Summer 2018
(and by doing so, knocked out two nostalgic trends in one go) and used it to give an ethereal floor-
length gown a hit of edge.

THEN: COIN PENDANTS
In 1968, actress Candice Bergen accessorized a simple V-neck top with a single statement coin
pendant.
NOW: COIN PENDANTS
After seasons of minimalist, dainty jewelry, coin pendants (worn single or staggered with others) by
fashion-favorite brands like Foundrae and Alighieri have found a loyal fan base in celebrities (Emily
Ratajkowski is one, wearing them to dress up a simple tee and jeans).


THEN: SKINNY CAT-EYE FRAMES
Before The Matrix popularized futuristic, angular eyewear, there was Marilyn Monroe, who wore
her cat-eye pair outside the Elizabeth Arden salon in New York City in 1955.

NOW: SKINNY CAT-EYE FRAMES
Alexander Wang furthered fashion’s obsession with The Matrix when he showed a Fall/Winter
2018 line-up of largely all-black looks, complete with skinny sunglasses and reflective cat-eyes.

THEN: POWER SUITS

Prior to embarking on a two-week vacation, Bianca Jagger was spotted in a sharp power suit with
then-boyfriend Mick Jagger.

NOW: POWER SUITS
Once considered a uniform for super conservative offices, power suits have gained both
mainstream appeal and street cred (see: Victoria Beckham in her forest green set). Playful
updates, like fun colors and loose silhouettes (versus monochrome palettes and rigid tailoring)
have helped, too.

THEN: GIANT HOOP EARRINGS
In 1973, Diana Ross knew that a pair of outsized hoop earrings were the only accessories she
needed to give an otherwise pared-back outfit a major statement.
Beyonce
NOW: GIANT HOOP EARRINGS
Today, enormous hoop earrings—whether they’re skinny and plain (as seen on Beyonce) or
studded in gemstones—achieve the same effect.

THEN: NEWSPAPER PRINT
Elsa Schiaparelli famously turned her own press clippings into clothing in 1935. In 1974, Françoise
Hardy and Jane Birkin were both outfitted in newspaper-printed looks on the set of the TV show
“Top à Serge Gainsbourg” in Paris.
NOW: NEWSPAPER PRINT
The most popular use of newspaper in recent fashion history was John Galliano’s newspaper-print
collection from the early aughts. In an interesting turn of events, the old-school medium papered
multiple collections during the Spring/Summer 2018 season, including Assembly and Balenciaga
(seen here), as perhaps a political commentary of the administration’s attack on journalism.

THEN: CHUNKY SNEAKERS

For the working woman, comfortable footwear was relegated to long commutes, as demonstrated
by Melanie Griffith, who in the 1988 film Working Girl, swapped her chunky sneakers for pumps
once she arrived at her office.
NOW: CHUNKY SNEAKERS
Not only is comfort widely accepted, it’s embraced. And with it, chunky sneakers (now made over
from a high-fashion POV by nearly every luxury brand, like Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Prada),
are spotted everywhere, even paired with Bella Hadid’s suit on the red carpet.


THEN: WHITE BOOTS
The footwear that defined Francoise Hardy’s style: white boots. Here, she was snapped rehearsing
for her cabaret show in London in 1967.
NOW: WHITE BOOTS
Instead of ’70s flares, Gigi Hadid (a lover of white boots, along with Bella Hadid and Kendall
Jenner) can be seen giving white boots a cool model off-duty spin by pairing them with asymmetric
dresses, cropped jeans, and pajamas.


THEN: LOGOS
Gianni Versace’s genius lay not only in his celebration of the female form, but in his ability to
transform his namesake brand into an instantly recognizable one through splashy logos and
symbols. Grace Jones wore one such garment—a beaded Versace logo design— during an
exhibition in Paris in 1989.
NOW: LOGOS
Fast-forward nearly 30 years later, and Versace’s logomania is still going strong (a tribute collection
to the late designer was released this year). On the set of a new music video, Jennifer Lopez
chose a Versace logo top and a printed ball skirt from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection.